Site News


The H2020-funded European STOP-IT research project, which is dealing with the protection of water infrastructures from cyber and physical threats, has reached its second stage. The project solutions and tools have been developed and are now tested at the frontrunner water utilities to guarantee applicability and adaptability of the solutions.

Finnish National Roadmap For Water Stewardship

National roadmap for the Finnish target state for water stewardship in 2030 was launched at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland in October 2019. The roadmap is published by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and prepared together with Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Finnish research institutes and WWF Finland. The Finnish water stewardship commitment presents best practices and guidelines for companies to progress towards more sustainable use of water in their operations and global value chains.

Ec Public Consultation On Environmental Crime

This consultation (10 October 2019 - 2 January 2020) is part of the evaluation of Directive 2008/99/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the protection of the environment through criminal law adopted on 19 November 2008.

2016 Call - Source Stream Protection (SOSTPRO)

The SOSTPRO team is trying to determine the value of protection of small streams in forestry settings, in terms of sustaining water quality, quantity, habitat and other ecosystem services. In many countries, small source streams (headwaters) receive little to no protection during forestry operations, compared to larger, downstream water bodies.

Water For Life’ Award

Professor Fiona Regan, a professor of Chemistry in DCU and Director of the DCU Water Institute, received the ‘Water for Life’ Award last October from the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) in London. This is the first time the award has been given to a recipient from Ireland.

Water and Facce JPIs at EIFAAC Symposium Dresden, Germany, 9-11 September 2019

This year’s EIFAAC (European Inland Fisheries and Aquaculture Advisory Commission) symposium focused on the theme “Food Safety and Conservation in Inland Fisheries and Aquaculture”. More than 90 experts from 15 countries met to discuss the development and advance inter- and transdisciplinary approaches regarding commercial and recreational inland fisheries, aquacultures and conservation questions.

EWA Is Looking For Webinar Speakers

If you are a researcher or water professional, interested in communicating your topic in the water/ environmental sector in English to people all over Europe, EWA (European Water Association) is looking for new speaker.

European Commission Consultation On R&I Institutionalised Partnerships In Horizon Europe Is Open 11 September 2019

On 11th September 2019, the European Commission launched a public consultation on 12 proposed institutionalised partnerships under Horizon Europe. Such long-term partnerships enable participation of the EU in joint research programmes and aim at integrating national Research & Innovation activities across Europe, reducing fragmentation and creating a critical mass in research and innovation.

Transboundary Hydro-Governance: From Conflict To Shared Management

This book came as a support of the UNESCO International Hydrological Programme (IHP) activities on the International Shared Aquifer Resources Management (ISARM) project launched in 2000, with the goal of developing wise practices and guidance tools for the shared management of groundwater resources and to contribute to the multifaceted efforts required for global water cooperation.

PRIMA Consults Socio-Economic Stakeholders

The long-term Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area (PRIMA) has launched last September 10th a specialised consultation dedicated to socioeconomic stakeholders (such as SMEs, large enterprises, associations and NGOs).