Water Works 2018-2022 in Support of the Water JPI (WaterWorks2017) and of the EC Call SC5-33-2017: Closing the water cycle gap

Basic Information


The WaterWorks2017 is pooling resources from the 23 participating research programme owners / managers of 19
countries to implement a joint call for proposals, with EU co-funding in the area of closing the water cycle gap. It will support delivery of priorities identified in the Water Joint Programming Initiative (Water JPI) Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) in order to reconcile water supply and demand, both in terms of quantity and quality, and also in terms of space and time.

It covers the following sub-themes:
• Enabling Sustainable Management of Water Resources;
• Strengthening Socio-economic Approaches to Water Management

The overall aims include:
• Supporting the implementation and development of the Water JPI on priorities identified in its SRIA;
• Pooling financial resources from participating national and regional research programmes and implementing a co-funded
transnational and multi-disciplinary call for research and innovation proposals;
• Pooling additional financial resources to implement a joint call for proposals resulting in grants to third parties without EU
co-funding (through a Thematic Annual Programming action - TAP);
• Overcoming the fragmentation of European water related RDI activities while avoiding overlaps with ongoing actions cofunded
by the European Commission and/or the Member States;
• Improving the implementation of research and innovation programmes in these fields through exchange of good practices;
• Contributing to the implementation of EU Water policies, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in particular SDG 6
and SDG 13, as well as the conclusions of the COP21 Agreement; and
• Seeking synergies with international research programmes beyond Europe.

H2020 Societal Challenges

H2020-SC5 (Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials)

Research fields covered by the network

  • Environment

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Joint Calls

Joint Call Title Type Launch Date Deadline
End Date
Water JPI 2018 Joint Call Closing the Water Cycle Gap two-stages 19/02/2018 24/04/2018

Submitted: 105


Submitted: 45


Funded: 18