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As part of its strategic activities, the Water4All Partnership keeps on promoting collaboration with other initiatives. From the very beginning of Water4All, a particular attention is being paid to strengthen collaborations and to implement concrete actions with other European co-funded Partnerships and Horizon Europe Missions, such as the Mission “Restoring our Ocean and Waters”.

Although the Partnership scheme does not foresee the launch of joint transnational calls for research project proposals, the European Commission encourages Partnerships to implement joint actions to enable the sharing of information on innovative tools and solutions (e.g., knowledge hubs, clustering workshops), to foster synergies for the sharing of key lessons learned or good practices, and to ensure the full complementarity of activities.

A permanent dialogue exists for instance between Water4All, Biodiversa+ and Sustainable Blue Economy Partnership coordination teams to share experiences and stay informed about strategic and scientific activities.

Water4All is exchanging with the EcoDaLLi living lab system on the Danube River to identify synergies. This project is funded by the Mission “Restoring our Oceans and Waters” and its objective is to centralise Danube governance structures to support the uptake of innovations for improved ecological restoration, protection and preservation of the Danube basin and its delta.

Water4All is also taking part in a Synergies Working Group created in the framework of the European Partnership ERA4Health. Water4All was invited to comment on the strategic research agenda of the future One Health AMR partnership aiming to address the antimicrobial resistance challenge.

Last but not least, Water4All integrated the Advisory Board of the new CSA “PRIMA4FUTURE” and the Advisory Board of the CSA “FOODPathS” for the preparation of the European Partnership on Sustainable Food Systems. The first meeting gathering the FOODPathS Advisory Board will be held in Rome on 27 June 2023, and Water4All will be represented by its vice-Chair, Miguel Angel Gilarranz.

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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.