Water JPI Newsletter Online Quality Survey

Seven years after the first issue of the Water JPI Newsletter (1st November 2010) and its renewal in 2016, the Water JPI is issuing a survey to determine the satisfaction level and seeking suggestions on this communication tool. This consultation with the Water JPI Newsletter readers is part of our ongoing improvement process and its objective is to collect the views and analyse the level of satisfaction.
You can contribute to the survey by completing the online questionnaire!

In order to allow us to better understand your position, you are also welcome to elaborate on your answers in the dedicated text boxes included for this purpose. The survey is open until the 9th March 2018. Please note that this survey has been drafted for information and consultation purposes only.

Public Surveys for Designing Platforms on Water Related Infrastructures and Mobility Schemes

 The Water JPI has identified Mobility and Infrastructures, as other relevant instruments, in order to support the Water JPI community and its network. Mobility actions and research infrastructures can involve capacity transfer of individual persons working or visiting a place, which is not the one they belong to (e.g. foreign Institutes, other sectors), or even the exchange of larger groups (e.g. between research infrastructures). The European Commission already has funding instruments for such actions (e.g. ESFRI or Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions), but the support for mobility of researchers, students and staff from water-related entities, or the access to infrastructures could also be strengthened at all levels if more information were available.

In order to improve the current situation, the implementation of two platforms is planned:

Mobility schemes: this platform will aim to boost the cooperation of the researchers within Europe and beyond as stated in the Water JPI SRIA by providing information on existing mobility funding schemes;
Infrastructures and observatories: this platform will aim to optimize transnational cooperation and competition, access to scientific knowledge, results and activities of existing research infrastructures.
In order to identify the needs of the stakeholders and set priorities for the implementation of both platforms, the two surveys are now available on-line. To help us designing our platforms, please fill out the online surveys for Mobility and Infrastructures by 28 February 2018!

2018 Joint Call webinar on 12 March 2018


A webinar with a live stream presentation of the Water JPI 2018 Joint Call is scheduled on Monday 12 March 2018, in order to present the scope of the call, research topics, and guidelines for applicants. The presentation will be organised by the Joint Call Secretariat (FORMAS, Sweden) with the collaboration of the Coordination Team of WaterWorks2017 (ANR, France).
There will be two sessions:

Webinar A at 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM CET
Webinar B at 02:00 PM – 04:00 PM CET

More information and the link to an online Survey for Networking are available on the 2018 Joint Call webpage.

Water JPI 2018 Joint Call OPEN

 2018 Joint call

The Water JPI 2018 Joint Call on "Closing the Water Cycle Gap – Sustainable Management of Water Resources" launched within the frame of the WaterWorks2017 ERA-NET and co-funded by organisations of the Water JPI officially OPENED on 19 February 2018.

Proposals submitted under this call must address at least one of the following themes:
Enabling sustainable management of water resources,
Strengthening socio-economic approaches to water management, and
Supporting tools for sustainable integrative management of water resources.

The Water JPI 2018 Joint Call will be funded by 20 Funding Partner Organisations (FPOs) from the following 18 countries: Belgium, Brazil, Cyprus, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, Israel, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Spain, South Africa, Sweden and Tunisia, and with the support of the European Commission. The total estimated budget for this call for projects is 19.3 M€.

The first step of this call will close on 24 April 2018 at 17:00 CEST, whereas the second step of this call will close on 18 September 2018 at 17 CEST. More details on the Call webpage.

Water JPI International Conference on Emerging pollutants in freshwater ecosystems in Helsinki on 6-7 June 2018


The Academy of Finland will organise the second Water JPI Conference in Helsinki on 6–7 June 2018, back-to-back with the Final Review of the seven funded projects under the Water JPI Pilot Call. The aim of the international conference is to attract 200 experts in Emerging Pollutants to meet and discuss common challenges and share their recent discoveries and knowledge.

Conference registration is open until end of April 2018 through the online registration system available on the Water JPI 2018 Conference webpage.

21 projects funded under the ERA-NET Cofund

WATERWORKS2015Joint call 2016

21 funded projects under the 2016 joint transnational call were presented in Stockholm (Sweden) on 6 April 2017, with a focus on Sustainable management of water resources in agriculture, forestry and freshwater aquaculture sectors by at least one of the following three sub themes:
•Increasing the efficiency and resilience of water uses;
•Monitoring and reducing soil and water pollution;
•Integrating social and economic dimensions into the sustainable management and governance of water resources.
The Water JPI 2016 Joint Call for Transnational Collaborative Research Projects was a successful joint call between the Water and Facce JPIs, with the support of the European Commission.
Read more about the call and funded projects here.

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.



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