Water JPI Management Board meeting

A Management Board meeting was held virtually on 7-8 October 2021. This meeting gathered the Water JPI Chair, Giuseppina Monacelli (MUR, IT), the Water JPI vice-Chair, Miguel Angel Gilarranz (AEI, ES), leaders of Water JPI Task Forces on Alignment, on Research Infrastructures and on Interactions with Horizon Europe, as well as coordinators/representatives of European Commission (EC) supported projects AquaticPollutants, BiodivRestore, WaterWorks2015, WaterWorks2017 and IC4WATER. This meeting aimed at preparing the Advisory Boards renewal and as well as the Governing Board meeting scheduled on 23-24 November 2021.

Laura Forsström (AKA, FI) was invited to present the progresses of the IC4WATER CSA Task 6.3. Impact Assessment of the joint actions and JPI activities. To perform this task, a panel of seven high level experts will assess the added value and the global impact (both scientific and societal) of the Water JPI activities and actions to the water community. The panel will review the main documents and data describing the Water JPI aims and actions (SRIA, Implementation plan, maturity maps, narratives, GB survey results etc.), carry-out interviews of key persons involved in Water JPI, provide an independent review of performance of Water JPI to date and recommendations for improvement, and formulate lessons learned for future. The results of the impact assessment will be presented in the Global Impact Assessment report launch event in Spring 2022.