International Cooperation on water research and innovation often results in benefits reaching well beyond the water sector. Common to most country development agendas are goals to provide for sustainable development and healthy water systems for all citizens.

The Water JPI has these specific objectives:

  1. Strengthening the international dimension of European water RDI.
  2. Developing durable partnerships for water RDI in the world.
  3. Broadening the impacts of the Water JPI common activities.

On behalf of JPI Water the Task Force on International Cooperation will prepare a Roadmap on International Cooperation Development, and will aim at

  • integrating the work and activities, currently being carried out under the FP7 WatEUr Coordination Support Action (CSA) – Work Package 5; as well as the proposed Horizon 2020 ERA-NET Cofund WaterWorks2015 (upcoming Task 6.2);
  • Identifying areas of common interest to the Water JPI partners for international cooperation development on a multilateral level;
  • Monitoring progress made in different Work Packages in this area;
  • Developing the content of the future CSA (work programme 2016 – 2017).

The Task Force will make sure that relevant information is disseminated to the JPI Water community.