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Water4All is present at the World Water Forum. A special day on May 22 on Water4All booth -PC15 - to learn more about activities.

Download the programme throughout the day: link .pdf

Welcome by the European Commission. / General presentation of Water4All

  • Introduction, welcome (Bjorn Kaare JENSEN, Water4All chair, Denmark)
  • Introduction to Water4All partnership (Ariane BLUM, Water4All coordinator, ANR)
  • Introduction to Horizon Europe Research Framework Programme: the Co-funded Partnerships, a new instruments to support international scientific cooperation in Europe and beyond (Henriette Faergemann, European  Commission, EU delegation Indonesia)

The Water4All Strategic & Research Agenda

  • The Water4All SRIA: Why, How, What for? A consultation process (Ariane BLUM, Water4All coordinator, ANR, France)
  • Alignment with national strategies. The example of the French ONEWATER programme (Agathe EUZEN, CNRS, France)
  • A living document, perspective for the 2025 revision (2nd consultative workshop in Lisbon and 2025 public consultation). How to better involve stakeholders and end-users. Ariane BLUM (ANR, France) and Eddy MOORS (IHE Delft, NL)
  • Q/A session, conclusions

Data Sharing Strategy / International Strategy

The Water Oriented Living Labs Atlas

Welcome and Introduction by Arian BLUM, Water4All Coordinator, ANR

- Overview of Pillar D of Water4All by Andrea RUBINI, Pillar D Coordinator, Water Europe

  • Pillar D collaboration framework and strategic goals
  • Concept and role of WOLLs for a Water-Smart Society in the EU and international collaboration perspectives, Andrea RUBINI, Pillar D  Coordinator, Antonio Loporto Co-Leader Pillar E, Water Europe (10 min)

- Presentation of the Atlas and Network of WOLLs 2024, strategic goals and actions, Andrea Rubini, Pillar D Coordinator, Water Europe

- Presentations of two WOLLs from the Atlas 

  • Lisbon Water Smart Living Lab, Helena Alegre, LNEC 
  • WaterClimateHub, Inge Genne / Katrien Van Hooydonk, VITO

- Q&A Session and conclusions of the event

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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.