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Implementation Plan 2017-19

The Water Joint Programming ImIplementation Plan 2017-19 was launched during the Water JPI Advisory Boards meeting in Dublin on the 23rd March 2017. This document provides a roadmap for the upcoming planned Water Joint Programming Initiative activities.

Water JPI 2017 Joint Call Webinar

The Water JPI will arrange a Webinar for applicants to the 2017 Joint Call on the topic “Water resource management in support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals” on 27 November 2017.

For information on how to join the Webinar see the 2017 Joint Call webpage here.

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Water JPI 2017 Joint Call

The Water JPI will launch on 30 August 2017 its new Joint Call on the topic “Water resource management in support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals”. We are pleased to announce that Latvia will also be part the participating countries!

More information on the Call coming soon, consult the 2017 Joint Call here.

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Masters and short term learning programmes in environmental water requirements

A masters learning programme in environmental water requirements was launched in South Africa by the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) in collaboration with the Water Research Commission (WRC), United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) and the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) after assessing the educational and training needs in integrated water resources management in South Africa at national, provincial and community levels.

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Benchmarking, perception study and wastewater technology guide

A recently completed study by South African Local Government Association (SALGA) and the Water Research Commission (WRC) found that 88% of urban South Africans perceived their tap water to be safe to drink. This is 7% higher than a similar study undertaken in 2011, showing increased confidence. The finding concurs with international studies, which found that most people in countries with a reliable potable water supply, perceive tap water as having a low risk.

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The total amount of groundwater on the planet

Water held in rock and soil below our feet, is estimated to be 23 million cubic km. The calculation comes from a Canadian-led team and is published in the journal Nature Geoscience. Significantly, little of this water - just 6% - is the kind of bankable resource that is most useful to people. Significantly, little of this water - just 6% - is the kind of bankable resource that is most useful to people. That small fraction is referred to as "modern" groundwater.

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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.

   

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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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