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Water policy in the European Union

News Archive

  • EIP Water Steering Group Renewal - Public Call for Expression of Interests
    The European Innovation Partnership on Water (EIP Water) has entered into its second phase, focusing on the delivery of impacts in fostering the uptake of innovations to address the key water challenges. In order to form the renewed Steering Group for the next three years, EIP Water is making a public call for Expressions of Interest, to involve additional members to those that remain involved since the first phase. If you occupy an executive level in a relevant organisation and have the ambition to further increase EIP Water’s impact, please find further information and apply by 31 January 2016.
  • 02/12/2015: The Commission published an Action Plan for Water Reuse within the circular economy
    Several actions will be developed in the coming years to promote a further uptake of water reuse in the EU.
    Read more about the action plan for water reuse...
  • 25/11/2015: New Horizon 2020 calls on water and nature-based solutions
    The European Commission will invest almost €16 billion in research and innovation in the next two years under Horizon 2020, the EU’s research and innovation funding scheme, following a new Work Programme for 2016-17.
    This includes calls for proposals around the subject of Water and Nature Based Solutions.
    The new Work Programme 2016-17 offers funding opportunities through a range of calls for proposals, public procurements and other actions like the Horizon Prizes, together covering nearly 600 topics. The programme’s structure is a reflection of the overall flexibility of Horizon 2020 which focuses on the EU’s long-term priorities and the most pressing societal challenges while allowing it to swiftly address emerging problems such as outbreaks of diseases.
  • 28/10/2015: EU introduces more efficient monitoring of drinking water for better protection of public health. Read more...
  • 13/10/2015: 3rd EIP Water conference on 10 February 2016 – Registration started! 
  • 23/09/2015: EIP Water News edition 24 out now!
    European Innovation Partnership on Water: Read about ICT4Water, GReen Desalination, how we can accelerate resource recovery from the water cycle, where the water opportunities in the draft Horizon 2020 work programme 2016-2017 are, innovation at the recent World Water Week and the forthcoming EIP Water Conference 2016 on ""How is water innovation succeeding in Europe?" in EIP Water News 24. We invite you to add your project to the compilation of research initiatives to contribute to solving the WFD implementation challenges! Join over 4,100 readers by subscribing here for monthly EIP Water Newsletters or find ideas and solutions at our Marketplace, one of the world’s largest free databases on water & innovation.
  • 08/09/2015: Roadmap on the "Maximisation of water reuse in the EU" published!
    Read more about the initiative.
  • 10/07/2015: Call for tender (framework contract) "Water for Citizens - Support to Commission policy activities on the Bathing Water, Drinking Water and Urban Waste Water Treatment Directives" launched! Deadline to send applications 15/09/2015. More information is available here!
  • 8/07/2015: EIP Water News Summer 2015 out now!
    European Innovation Partnership on Water: Read about the next EIP Water Conference (10 February 2016, Leeuwarden, NL), innovation procurement, water innovation on the web, Managed Aquifer Recharge Solutions, a lesson in humiliation when it comes to financing full-cycle innovation & more in the EIP Water’s 23rd Newsletter.
    Join over 4,000 readers by subscribing here for monthly EIP Water Newsletters or find ideas and solutions at our Marketplace, one of the world’s largest free databases on water & innovation.
  • 20/05/2015: Report de English fr and news release on European bathing water quality in 2014 published!
  • 4th implementation report on the Water Framework Directive and Floods Directive published. 
    Press release (09/03/2015)
  • Report on the public consultation on Water reuse now available.  Read more...
  • 4th European Water Conference
    Brussels, 23–24 March 2015.
    Thank you to all who attended and helped make the Conference such a success!
    Please go to the Conference Website to view videos and photographs of both days and to find all the conference documents and presentations. The Conference report is now available!