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Cofunded by the European Union

The Water4All Partnership is structured around six action pillars covering the whole research and innovation chain. As such, Water4All partners contribute to a wide range of activities (figure below) ranging from the delineation of thematic strategic orientations, to joint calls for research and innovation, knowledge transfer, and communication and awareness raising in Europe and beyond.

Activities undertaken by the Water4All Partnership.

The aim of Pillar A is to define the thematic strategic orientations of the Partnership.

The aim of Pillar B is to generate knowledge through the pooling of financial resources from funding agencies participating in the programme.

The aim of Pillar C is to promote the uptake of results from research and innovation activities through science-policy interface actions and capacity building.

The aim of Pillar D is to support demonstration activities of Water4All and enhance access to the market of research solutions.

The aim of Pillar E is to enhance the international portfolio of Water4All activities.

Pillar 0 - Coordination & management

The aim of Pillar 0 is to allow the overall coordination and management of the Partnership.

The Water4All Partnership - Water Security for the Planet - is a funding programme for scientific research in freshwater. It aims to tackle water challenges to face climate change, help to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals and boost the EU’s competitiveness and growth.

It is co-funded by the European Union within the frame of the Horizon Europe programme (a key funding programme for research and innovation). The Partnership duration is for seven years from 2022.

The Water4All objective is to enable water security at a large scale and in the long term. Its goal is also to tackle water issues in a holistic frame. 

All forms of life on earth need water. All human activities operate with this resource. Water is part of our everyday life. It is also integrated within urban and countryside landscapes. It is one of the most valuable elements we share with plants and animals.

These simple facts must be kept in mind to understand the Water4All ambition.

This resource is weakened in many places due to climate changes, and human habits. We know that we can improve the way we use water. Everyone has a role to play and especially the scientific research community.

Scientific research is the heart of the Partnership as It is a powerful tool to improve knowledge on preserving, restoring, and managing this essential resource. 

International cooperation is also needed as water has no borders on Earth and runs from one country to another.

Water4All brings together a broad and cohesive group of 90 partners from 33 countries in the European Union and beyond. This consortium gathers partners from the whole water Research, Development and Innovation (RDI) chain.