Water JPI Joint Calls

The Water JPI provides funding via competitive Joint Calls for transnational collaborative water RDI projects.

To date, five Joint Calls have been launched (2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018) including three calls with support of the European Commission as part of the Horizon 2020 ERA-NETs Cofund WaterWorks2014, WaterWorks2015 & WaterWorks2017 and two calls implemented within the Coordination and Support Actions WatEUr and IC4Water.

  • 2013 Pilot Call: Emerging Water Contaminants (budget: €9.7 million; 7 projects funded)
  • 2015 Joint Call: Developing technological solutions for services for water distribution and measurement, wastewater treatment and reuse, desalination, floods and droughts (budget: €15.2 million, 16 projects funded)
  • 2016 Joint Call with the FACCE JPI: Improving water use efficiency and reducing soil and water pollution for a sustainable agriculture (budget €18 million, 21 projects funded)
  • 2017 Joint Call : Water resource management in support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) (budget: € 6.8 million, 8 projects funded)
  • 2018 Joint Call: Closing the water cycle gap - improving sustainable water resources management as part of the ERA-NET Cofund WaterWorks2017 (Budget: €15.2 Million, 18 projects funded)
  • 2020 Joint Call: Risks posed to human health and the environment by pollutants and pathogens present in the water resources as part of the ERA-NET Cofund AquaticPollutants

Note: A procedure intended for coordinators of RD funded projects was developed by the Water JPI for requests of extension of a RD project duration, and is available here

Funded projects are expected to have the following impacts:

  • Enable multi-national, collaborative RDI projects addressing questions relating to the water challenges faced by European society
  • Promote multi-disciplinary work and encourage proposals with fundamental and/or applied approaches
  • Stimulate mobility of researchers within the consortia and enhance collaborative research and innovation during the projects’ life and beyond
  • Support the development of innovative technological solutions and services for the implementation of EU water policy

The research outputs of the funded projects have yet to be assessed. As projects are still in progress or just starting, the follow-up and impact assessment will be a major next step going forward.

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