SECOND STEP

The submission of the full proposals ended in September 14. All consortia submitted their documentation on time and the proposals have been allocated to the Evaluation Panel Members. These were selected based on their domain of expertise and taking into account the distribution of the proposals through each of the three topics of this Call. Efforts are now being directed towards the organization of the Evaluation Meeting that will take place in Lisbon, and it will involve the participation of all Evaluation Panel Members, an Observer representing the European Commission and the Funding Partner Organisations involved in this Call.

About WaterWorks2014

WaterWorks2014 responds to the Horizon 2020 (H2020) Societal Challenge 5 2014 Call topic Water-3 [2014]: Stepping up EU research and innovation cooperation in the water area.

WW2014, which is based on the model of pooling funding from 15 countries, is an ERA-NET Cofund that aims at further reducing the fragmentation and dispersion of EU water-related Research and Innovation by actively contributing to the overall EU objective of building the European Research Area (ERA). The ERA aims at the free circulation of researchers, scientific knowledge and technology, and will promote all research activities deemed necessary to improve the competitiveness of Europe, including its industry.
The overall aims of WaterWorks2014 include:
•    Pooling financial resources towards the definition and implementation of a Cofunded transnational and multi-disciplinary Call for research and innovation proposals;
•    Overcoming the fragmentation of European water-related research and innovation activities;
•    Supporting EU policies and initiatives in the field of water; and
•    Supporting the implementation and the development of the Water Joint Programming Initiative (Water JPI).

WW2014 will be implemented through nine tasks which have been separated in two Work Packages: Tasks have been planned according to the specifications of the ERA-NET Cofund instrument:
•   WP2 Cofunded Call Management: from Definition to Kick-off; and
•   WP3 Cofunded Call Management: From Kick-off to Final Evaluation.

The implementation of the Cofunded call will be facilitated by two horizontal work packages:
•   WP1 Coordination and Management; and
•   WP4 Impact Assessment and Dissemination.

Additional activities have been prepared in two other packages:
•   WP5 Additional Activities on Strategy; and
•   WP6 Additional Activities on Implementation.

WW2014 will come to an end in 2019, while the second ERA NET Cofund, published in the biannual work programme of Societal Challenge 5, WaterWorks2015 will come to an end in 2020. As a result, WaterWorks2014 and WaterWorks2015 will be crucial to accomplish the general objectives of the Water JPI.
Linking to other JPIs
•    FACCE, related through distribution, measurement, reuse and droughts (core theme 4 of the SRIA).
•    JPI Climate, related mainly through floods and droughts.
•    Urban Europe, related through distribution, measurement, reuse, water treatment and floods.
•    Oceans, related through desalination.

Linking to other Initiatives
Previous Water-related ERA-NETs: CRUE (completed in 2009), IWRM NET (completed as an ERA-NET in 2010, with the network continuing operations), and SPLASH (completed in 2011).
Related on-going ERA-NETs: BiodivERsA (related through the area of green infrastructure, and possibly future collaboration); CIRCLE2 (related through floods and droughts), and FORESTERRA (possibly future collaboration).
European Technology Platforms (ETPs): The most directly related ETP is the Water Supply and Sanitation Technology Platform (WssTP). Cooperation between the Water JPI and the WssTP is already intense. This will continue under the auspice of WaterWorks2014.
European Innovation Partnership on Water (EIP on Water): An initiative within the EU 2020 Innovation Union.  Eight priority areas have been chosen for the EIP Water, four of which are particularly relevant to the scope of the WaterWorks2014 Cofunded Call: Water reuse and recycling; Water and wastewater treatment, including recovery of resources; Water-energy nexus; and Flood and drought risk management. The Water JPI is actively engaged in the Steering Group and the Task Force of the EIP on Water.

WaterWorks2014 call for the strengthening of research cooperation and EU innovation in the water sector - Kick off Meeting Congress Center Events of Rome - Trevi Fountain WaterWorks2014

May 18, 2016 marked the launch of the 16 research projects designed in response to the WaterWorks2014 call promoted within Horizon 2020 in support of Water JPI Joint Programming Initiative "Water challenges for a changing world".

The call was launched on March 2, 2015 in order to address Europe's water challenges through the development of research and innovation in a transnational and multidisciplinary perspective. 118 proposals were submitted of which 106 have passed the first step of evaluation. 41 of them were admitted to the final selection, following which the funds for the 16 transnational research projects have been awarded.

WaterWoks2014 Cofunded Call Contacts

Country/Region
Funding Organisation
National Contact Points
Belgium (French-speaking community) F.R.S.-FNRS Joël Groeneveld ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
Cyprus RPF Anna Maria Christoforou (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
Denmark IFD Anitha K. Sharma (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
Estonia MoE-EE  Rene Reisner (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
Estonia ETAg Aare Ignat / Margit Suuroja (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
Ireland EPA Alice Wemaere (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
Israel MoE-IL Einat Magal (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
Italy MIUR Aldo Covello / Cecilia Bibbò / Alberto Martuscelli (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
Moldova (Republic of) CIP Lidia Romanciuc ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
Norway RCN Per Backe - Hansen (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
Portugal FCT Germana Santos / Rui Munhá (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
Romania UEFISCDI Simona Stoian (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
South Africa WRC Inga Jacobs - Mata (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
Spain CDTI María José Tomás / Beatriz Torralba (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
Spain MINECO Leyre Vergés (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
Sweden FORMAS Kristina Laurell (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
The Netherlands (NEW) lenM Liesbeth Noor (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
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WaterWorks2014 Stepping up EU research and innovation cooperation in the water area

WATERWORKS 2014

 

The ERA-NET Cofund Water Works 2014 was launched in 2014 in support of the Water JPI. It is funded by the EC under Horizon 2020.


WaterWorks2014 aims at tackling European water challenges through the development of transnational and trans-disciplinary research and innovation actions. WaterWorks2014 addresses the specific challenge of integrating the efforts and Strategic Agendas of many European Water Research and Innovation Funding Organisations.
WaterWorks2014 will benefit researchers, policy-makers, water authorities, utility operators, industry, farmers, and citizens by developing new solutions in the water domain.

The joint call was launched on March 2, 2015.

 

The Kick-off meeting of the projects was held in Rome on 18 May 2016.

 

The online booklet of the funded projects was created in collaboration with the coordinators and the contact points of Communication and Dissemination activities. The booklet structure allow to access a wide range of informations for each funded project.

 

The consortia of the sixteen projects funded by the Water JPI 2015 Joint Call should report their activities following the requirements highlighted in the Guidelines on project management and using the templates Mid-term Progress Report and the Final Progress Report

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Water JPI key achievements 2011-2016

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

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Open Data & Open Access
Water JPI Interface

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The WATER JPI is a relevant structure for Horizon 2020

Both the Water JPI and Horizon 2020 use public funds to achieve their goals, and enjoy a significant area of synergy in their respective research priorities. The JPI provides a channel for dialogue with the EC on future Horizon 2020 calls. Since its launch, the EC has been very supportive of the Water JPI and a non-voting member of its Governing Board.
Task Force on Interactions with Horizon 2020

 
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