WaterWorks 2017

water works 2017


WaterWorks2017 is a joint project initiated by the Water JPI that aims to address research and innovation to support the implementation of EU water policy, in particular on the thematic area “Closing the Water Cycle Gap – Sustainable Management of Water Resources” of the Water JPI Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA Them 5).

WaterWorks2017 aims at pooling resources from twenty-three participating research programme owners and managers of nineteen countries to implement a joint call for proposals, with EU co-funding in the scientific area. WaterWorks2017 brings together sixteen Water JPI member and observer countries, as well as four organisations from associated and third countries, in an effort to reinforce international cooperation in the area of the sustainable management of water resources. Additional Activities will also be carried out to further support the implementation and strategy of the Water JPI.

The overall aims of WaterWorks2017 include:

  • Supporting the implementation and the development of the Water JPI on priorities identified in its SRIA;
  • Pooling together financial resources from participating national and regional research programmes towards the definition and implementation of a co-funded transnational and multi-disciplinary call for research and innovation proposals;
  • Considering additional resources with a view to implementing a joint call for proposals resulting in grants to third parties without EU co-funding through a Thematic Annual Programming action – TAP Water action;
  • Overcoming the fragmentation of European water-related Research, Development and Innovation activities while avoiding overlaps with ongoing actions co-funded by the European Commission and/or the Member States; and
  • Seeking synergies with international research programmes beyond Europe with the participation of legal entities from international partner countries and/or regions.

The related Co-funded 2018 Joint Call will be implemented through several tasks which have been planned according to the specifications of the ERA-NET Cofund instrument.

The WaterWorks2017 started in January 2018 and will end in December 2022. It will be crucial to accomplish the general objectives of the Water JPI, as well as to address the new objectives of the Water JPI Vision 2020-2030.

Linking to Water JPI ongoing supporting actions:
Water JPI Coordination and Support Action on International Cooperation IC4Water
Water JPI ERA-NET Cofund WaterWorks2014
Water JPI ERA-NET Cofund WaterWorks2015

Updating the Water JPI SRIA

We are currently updating the Water JPI Strategic Research and innovation Agenda (SRIA 2.0) and we need your input. To submit your proposed Research and Development Needs/Gaps to the SRIA, please complete the Online Template available here

For background information:

WWater JPI SRIA 2.0ater JPI SRIA 2.0

This publication sets out specific RDI priorities or areas where RDI measures are highly recommended within five main themes. It will be implemented during the period 2016-2019.


An introduction Water JPI SRIA

An Introduction to the Water JPI SRIA

Short version of the Water JPI Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda.
Read more about the identified research priorities for the future.


Water JPI key achievements 2011-2016

This publication presents the ten main goals achieved by the initiative till now.



Open Data & Open Access
Water JPI Interface

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