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Pre-announcement: a joint call supporting international cooperation activities on water to be launched

ANR is teaming up with funding partner organisations from 13 countries to launch at the end of August 2017 a joint transnational call on “Water resource management in support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals”. It will be implemented by the Water JPI in the framework of the Coordination and Support Action (CSA) IC4WATER.

IC4WATER focuses in particular on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) related to water challenges for implementing the Water JPI Strategic Research & Innovation Agenda. It will be implemented through a Joint Call for transnational collaborative projects on research and innovation to support the implementation of water policies (see “Preannouncement” below). This call will cover two topics :

  1. Multiple pressure effects on ecosystems and ecosystem services as well as effective mitigation – adaptation tools and assessments for implementing the water related targets of the UN SDGs.
  2. Developing accessible solutions for clean water management to address UN SDG6 targets and associated SDGs.

The Water JPI 2017 Joint Call will be funded by 14 Funding Partner Organisations from 14 countries. View the. This Call is for collaborative transnational research proposals. Consortia should include a minimum of 3 partners from 3 different participating countries. Researchers from other countries can also participate at their own costs (commitment needed for being associated to a consortium applying to the Water JPI 2017 Joint Call).

Planned Timeframe

Opening of the 2017 Water JPI Joint Call - 30 August 2017. This Call will be a two-step application process:

1st stage – Deadline for submission of pre-proposals: 2 November 2017, 17h00 (CET)

2nd stage – Deadline for submission of full proposals: 17 April 2018, 17h00 (CET)

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