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Water4All will attend the XVIII World Water Congress (Harmony between Humans and Nature) which will take place in Beijing from the 11th to the 15th of September 2023.

Organised by the International Water Resources Association (IWRA) and the Ministry of Water Resources of the People’s Republic of China (MWR), the congress will cover several topics which are fully in line with the Water4all strategic agenda : 1/ water – human – economy – ecology nexus under a changing environment 2/ Promoting water efficiency – Productivity and services 3/ Building resilience for disaster – Prevention and mitigation 4/ Supporting Aquatic Ecosystem – Health and functions 5/ Establishing sustainable water infrastructures 6/ innovation for water – governance

Water4All will particularly be involved in a special session on “Mainstreaming Ecological Restoration in freshwater ecosystems: insights from law, practice, and research around the world” led by the University of Evora, Tonji University and the Insttiute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research (China). The session will address a series of knowledge and state of the art presentations from different regions followed by discussion based on the identification of needs, solutions and proposals for future work on implementing ecological restoration efforts and examining practical means to incorporate the restorative continuum in actual policy priorities to achieve water-related SDGs.  The event  will focus on building synergies with the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration and will include an interactive dialogue with the audience.





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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.