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Cofunded by the European Union

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Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research GmbH – UFZ
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Environment Agency Austria (EAA) (Austria) - University of Helsinki (UH) (Finland) - Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) (Sweden) - National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) (France) - National Research Council of Italy (CNR) (Italy) - University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU) (Austria) - Pensoft Publishers (Bulgaria) - Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH (Germany) - Global Change Research Insititute (Czech Republic) - Institute of Landscape Ecology of the Slovak Academy of Sciences (Slovakia)
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Under development
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Distributed RI (Central Hub and interlinked National Nodes RI)
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eLTER provides researchers with access to over >200 sites and >50 larger LTSER Platforms in terrestrial and transitional water ecosystems across biogeographical regions in Europe, offering harmonised and standardised data, services and training useful to citizens and experts in finding sustainable solutions to the Grand Societal Challenges like climate change, biodiversity loss and eutrophication. eLTER catalyzes scientific discovery and insights through its state-of-the-art research infrastructure, collaborative working culture, and transdisciplinary expertise.

Research Infrastructures

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.