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Governing Board

The Governing Board  is the ultimate body responsible for the Partnership, making the decisions regarding governance, strategic orientation and operational implementation. Water4All has a single Governing Board , even when several Grant Agreements are running in parallel.  More details

Executive Board

The purpose of the Executive Board is to implement the strategy defined and issued by the Governing Board, to which the Executive Board is subordinated. A high degree of coordination is expected between the Governing Board and the Executive Board. The Executive Board monitors the progress of the activities, the implementation of the Governing Board decisions, and prepares recommendations for Governing Board consideration. → More details

Advisory Boards

Advisory Boards give advice to Water4All Governing Board, Executive Board and Activity Steering Committees on specific issues as requested. Two independent bodies, the Scientific and Technological Board (STB) and the Stakeholder Advisory Group (SAG) perform these tasks. In order to contain global costs, the Advisory Boards are shared with the Water JPI, which can consult them on specific issues according to its own needs. → More details

Partnership Coordination Team

The Partnership Coordination Team organises the day-to-day management and implements the tasks assigned by the Governing Board and the Executive Board, reporting to both of them. The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is the functional head of the Partnership Coordination Team and is appointed by the Coordinator. → More details


Activity Steering Committee

An Activity Steering Committee is the decision-making body responsible for the implementation of a specific activity of the Partnership (e.g., Call Steering Committee - CSC). The ASC is composed of mandated representatives of the Partners participating in the ad-hoc activity.

Observing Partners Board

The Observing Partners Board is gathering a range of Partners interested in following the development of the Partnership, and even in participating in some actions on a voluntary basis, without EC funding and related contractual commitment towards the EC.

Ethics and Deontology Board

The Ethics and Deontology Board is an independent body. It gives advice to Partnership Governance Bodies on specific issues as requested. Its main role is to support the Partnership in the application of the ethical and deontology principles by the Consortium and by its funded projects. → More details

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.