Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) 2.0

The purpose of the SRIA is to lay down guiding principles and identify research priorities for the future, while making them openly accessible to the various stakeholder groups including policy makers, regulatory agencies, researchers, end users (such as water enterprises and water utilities & river basin management bodies) and the public. 

The SRIA 2.0 has been conceived and generated to guide future water-related RDI actions in Europe, including, but not only limited to, the Water JPI actions. To this end, it sets out specific RDI priorities and actions and identifies areas where RDI actions are required (needs/gaps). The Water JPI covers the full range of RDI including the broad range of activities from academic research to innovation, contributing to the 2020 vision for the ERA.

An Implementation Plan specifies which of the needs, identified in the SRIA, will be instigated via the Water JPI activities (e.g. calls, strategic and exploratory workshops, knowledge hubs, and alignment of national programmes).

Addressing the grand challenge to “achieve sustainable water systems for a sustainable economy in Europe and abroad” requires
strong levels of communication and coordination amongst the many competent decision-making authorities, end users and experts in the field.

The SRIA 2.0 was conceived to guide future water-related RDI measures in Europe, including, but not solely limited to, the Water JPI actions from the Implementation Plan. To this end, it sets out specific RDI priorities or areas where RDI measures are highly recommended.

 Added Value of the SRIA

The Introduction to the SRIA 2.0 is an introduction for the various stakeholders of the Water JPI providing an overview of “What is the SRIA?”, “How to use the SRIA” and “Why is the SRIA needed?“.

Drivers and multidisciplinary challenges to be addressed

Updating the Water JPI SRIA

The SRIA is a living document, which will be kept updated. Emerging research needs and new knowledge gaps can be submitted for inclusion in the SRIA, following review by the Advisory Boards and approval by the Governing Board.

To submit your proposed addition to the SRIA, please complete the Online Template available here.

Towards the new Water JPI Vision 2030 and SRIA 2025

The process for revising and preparing the new Water JPI Vision 2030 and SRIA 3.0 was devised in collaboration with the Water JPI Governing Board (GB) and Advisory Boards (ABs) members during 2018.

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2019 Water JPI Experts Workshop (22-23/10/2019, Dublin – Ireland)

The Water Joint Programming Initiative (Water JPI) is currently updating its Vision and Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda. The aim of this two-day workshop was to identify the key research, development & innovation needs for each of the proposed new SRIA Themes and discuss Key Performance Indicators & proposed Implementation models.

Over 90 attendees from all over Europe met and discussed the proposed structure and research priorities of the new Water JPI Vision 2030 and SRIA 2025

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Assessing other relevant SRIAs

PRIMA – Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area is a joint programme to be undertaken in the frame of Euro-Mediterranean cooperation.

PRIMA consists of European Union Member States, Horizon 2020 Associated Countries and Mediterranean Partner Countries, with the following three thematic focus :

  • Management of Water : Integrated and sustainable management of water for arid and semi-arid Mediterranean areas ;
  • Farming System : Sustainable farming systems under Mediterranean environmental constraints ;
  • Agro-food value chain : Sustainable Mediterranean agro-food value chain for regional and local development.

Click to read about PRIMA and the Water JPI: Analysis of thematic complementarities between these two initiatives

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