воскресенье, 31 января 2016 г.

Stepping up EU research and innovation cooperation in the water area

Sustainable management of water resources in agriculture, forestry and freshwater aquaculture sectors
OVERVIEW
The WaterWorks2015 ERA-NET Cofund was launched in January 2016 in support of the Water JPI. It is funded by the EC under H2020. WaterWorks2015 aims at tackling water challenges at European and international levels through the development of transnational and transdisciplinary research and innovation actions.
WaterWorks2015 addresses especially the challenges of:
  • Ensuring the provision of water resources for the agricultural, forestry and freshwater fisheries sector in a context of global climate change and consumers’ demands for more ecologically friendly products. The reuse of treated water from different sources (e.g. industries, cities) should be further exploited;
  • Protecting humans against health risks if additional water sources, such as reuse, are made available;
  • The more sustainable growth of the agriculture, forestry and freshwater fisheries sectors whilst paving the way towards job creation in all these economic areas.
WaterWorks2015 will benefit researchers, policy-makers, water authorities, utility operators, industry, farmers, and citizens by developing research and innovation in the water area.
Scope of the 2016 Joint Call funded under WaterWorks2015
Proposals are invited on the topic "Sustainable management of water resources in agriculture, forestry and freshwater aquaculture sectors"
  1. Increasing the efficiency and resilience of water uses
  2. Monitoring and reducing soil and water pollution
  3. Integrating social and economic dimensions into the sustainable management and governance of water resources
The 2016 Joint Call is funded by 26 funding organisations from 23 countries – with the European Commission participation. View the list of the countries involved
This Call is for collaborative transnational research proposals. Consortia should include a minimum of 3 partners from 3 different participating countries.
Researches from other countries can also participate at their own costs (commitment needed for being associated to a consortium applying to the Water JPI 2016 Joint Call).
Planned Timeframe
Opening of the 2016 Joint Call - 16 february 2016
1st Stage - Deadline for Submission of pre-proposals: 19 April 2016, 17h00 (CET)
2nd Stage - Deadline for Submission of full proposals15 September 2016, 17h00 (CET)
More Information:
WaterWorks2015 Call Secretariat: ww2015@fct.pt 
Germana Santos and Rui Munhá – Foundation for Science and Technology, Portugal
CALL DOCUMENTATION
http://nkb-projekts.lv/en/par-mums-50435