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Pillar A is responsible for the development of the thematic strategy of the Water4ll Partnership and the implementation of communication and dissemination tools.

Pillar A is therefore meant to guide the strategic decisions of the programme.

Efforts within Pillar A will lead to:

  • Development and uptake of the Water4All’s Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA), which sets out the water topics that should be addressed through different research and innovation activities for securing water for all.
  • Delivery of tools for the global outreach of activities and the dissemination of results to relevant end-users e.g. water management authorities, market sector.
  • Identification of thematic synergies with other running, or upcoming, water-related initiatives, including other Horizon Europe Partnerships, Missions or Articles 185.
  • Production of a mapping exercise of water research and innovation programmes in Europe and abroad.
  • A better understanding of the influence of Water4All in the development of water policies in each of the countries participating in the programme.
  • Structure details (tasks and subtasks)


    A 1

    Developing and updating the SRIA of the Partnership 



    Identification of research gaps in the thematic fields of Water4All.

    Exploratory foresight on trends and drivers in relation to water issues.


    Consultations with Water4All Advisory Boards and otherstakeholders.


    Preparation and Launch of a public consultation.


    A 2

    Alignment & Coordination of Research, Development and Innovation (RDI) programmes and actions in this field


    Mapping exercise.


    Elaboration of recommendations for the first two annual work plans.

      A.2.3. Analysis of synergies and coordination with partner initiatives.
      A.2.4. Monitoring and assessment of alignment objectives.


    A 3

    Raising awareness about Partnership outputs


    Development, implementation and assessment of communication tools and Water4All's Communication and Dissemination Activities.

    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.