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Cofunded by the European Union

The Governing Board is composed of the Chair, the Vice-Chairs, and Water4All Members. The European Commission participates in the Governing Board meetings acting as non-voting member. One Chair and up to two one Vice-Chairs are elected by the Governing Board according to its ordinary voting rules for a two-year period.               

Governing Board

Water4All Chair Bjorn Kaare JENSEN

Bjorn Kaare JENSEN

Water4All Chair

Water4All Vice-Chair Miguel Angel GILARRANZ

Miguel Angel GILARRANZ

Water4All Vice-Chair

Water4All Vice-Chair Maciej ZALEWSKI


Water4All Vice-Chair

Voting Members

Country Partner Organisation
EU network APE Aqua Publica Europea
EU network OIEAU International Office for Water
EU network WE Water Europe
Austria BMBWF Bundesministerium Fuer Bildung, Wissenschaft Und Forschung
Austria FWF Fonds Zur Förderung Der Wissenschaftlichen Forschung
Belgium F.R.S.-FNRS Fonds De La Recherche Scientifique- Fnrs
Belgium FWO Fonds Voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek-Vlaanderen
Belgium Mechelen Stad Mechelen
Belgium VITO Vlaamse Instelling Voor Technologisch Onderzoek N.V.
Belgium VLAIO Agentschap Innoveren & Ondernemen
Belgium VMM Vlaamse Milieumaatschappij’
Brazil CNPq Conselho Nacional De Desenvolvimento Cientifico E Tecnologico
Brazil CONFAP Conselho Nacional Das Fundacoes De Estaduais De Amparo A Pesquisa
Czech Republic CREA Crea Hydro&Energy Zs
Czech Republic MENDELU Brno Mendelova Univerzita V Brne
Czech Republic MZP Ministerstvo Zivotniho Prostredi
Czech Republic TA CR Technologicka Agentura Ceske Republiky
Germany BMBF Federal Ministry of Education and Research
Germany DVGW Dvgw Deutscher Verein Des Gasundwasserfaches - Technischwissenschaftlicher Verein Ev
Germany Kit-PtKA Karlsruher Institut Fuer Technologie
Denmark DMP Danmarks Miljoportal
Denmark DTU Technical University of Denmark
Denmark GEUS Geological Survey Of Denmark And Greenland
Denmark IFD Innovationsfonden
Denmark MST The Danish Environmental Protection Agency
Estonia ETAg Sihtasutus Eesti Teadusagentuur
Spain AEI Agencia Estatal De Investigacion
Spain CDTI Centro Para El Desarrollo Tecnologico Industrial
Spain IMDEA Water Fundacion Imdea Agua
Spain PTEA Plataforma Tecnologica Espanola Del Agua
Spain ZINNAE Asociacion Cluster Para El Uso Eficiente Del Agua-Zinnae
Finland AKA Suomen Akatemia
Finland MMM Ministry Of Agriculture And Forestry
Finland SYKE Suomen Ymparistokeskus
Finland YM Ministry Of The Environment
France ANR Agence Nationale de la Recherche
France BRGM Bureau De Recherches Geologiques Et Minieres
France CNRS Centre National De La Recherche Scientifique
France FWT France Water Team
United Kingdom UKRI United Kingdom Research And Innovation
Greece GSRI Geniki Grammatia Erevnas Kai Kainotomias
Hungary NKFIH Nemzeti Kutatasi Fejlesztesi Es Innovacios Hivatal
Ireland EPA Environmental Protection Agency Of Ireland
Israel MoE-IL Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure
Italy CMM Citta Metropolitana Di Milano
Italy CNR Consiglio Nazionale Delle Ricerche
Italy ISPRA Istituto Superiore Per La Protezione E La Ricerca Ambientale
Italy MIMIT Ministero Dello Sviluppo Economico
Italy MUR Ministero Dell'Università E Della Ricerca
Lithuania LMT Lietuvos Mokslo Taryba
Luxembourg FNR Fonds National De La Recherche
Latvia LZP Latvijas Zinatnes Padome
Latvia MoES Lr Izglitibas Un Zinatnes Ministrija
Moldova NARD Agentia Nationala Pentru Cercetare Si Dezvoltare
Malta EWA Energy And Water Agency
Malta MEER Ministry for the Environment, Energy and Regeneration of the grand harbor
Netherlands CEW Stichting Centre Of Expertise Watertechnologie
Netherlands CIV Water Stichting Voor Algemeen Voortgezet Onderwijs, Beroepsonderwijs En Volwasseneneducatie
Netherlands Fryslan Provincie Fryslan
Netherlands IenW Ministerie Van Infrastructuur En Waterstaat
Netherlands NWO Nederlandse Organisatie Voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek
Netherlands Water Alliance Stichting Water Alliance
Netherlands WETSUS Stichting Wetsus, European Centre Of Excellence For Sustainable Water Technology
Norway NIVA Norsk Institutt For Vannforskning
Norway RCN Norges Forskningsrad
Poland NCBR Narodowe Centrum Badan I Rozwoju
Portugal FCT Fundacao Para A Ciencia E A Tecnologia
Portugal LIS-Water Lisbon International Centre For Water
Portugal LNEC Laboratorio Nacional De Engenharia Civil
Portugal UEvora Universidade De Evora
Romania UEFISCDI Unitatea Executiva Pentru Finantarea Invatamantului Superior A Cercetarii Dezvoltarii Si Inovarii
Sweden FORMAS Forskningsrådet För Miljö, Areella Näringar Och Samhällsbyggande
Slovakia EUBA Ekonomicka Univerzita V Bratislave
Slovakia SAS Slovenska Akademia Vied
Turkey SUEN Turkiye Su Enstitusu
Turkey TUBITAK Turkiye Bilimsel Ve Teknolojik Arastirma Kurumu
South Africa DSI Department Of Science And Innovation
South Africa WRC Water Research Commission

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.