Action Groups

Working Group Info Text

Here, the Marketplace presents the current activities of the 29 EIP Water Action Groups (AGs). To receive up-to-date information or join these groups, please browse the sections below.

EIP Water’s voluntary, multi-stakeholder Action Groups are at the core of EIP Water and form the central element of the partnership’s implementation phase. There are currently 29 Action Groups working to develop, test, scale up, disseminate and stimulate the uptake of innovative solutions to water-related challenges by the market.

An EIP Water Action Group is formalised via Calls for Expression of Commitment and a short evaluation phase of proposals in line with EIP Water's eight priority areas.

If you wish to join one of the Action Groups, please contact the respective lead partners. The decision to add partners is made by the Action Groups themselves; please refer to the FAQ section for more information. You have to be a registered Marketplace user to access the additional information following which the Action Group will get back to you on your request.

The EIP Secretariat supports various EIP Water activities and bodies to fulfil their objectives. The Secretariat works under the supervision of the European Commission. You can contact the EIP Water Secretariat here.

Action Groups

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Priority Area: Water-energy nexus

The aim of this Action Group is the development of an anaerobic membrane reactor.


Priority Area: Water and wastewater treatment, including recovery of resources

Commercialize value chains for resources from the water cycle, in particular iron from drinking water production, phosphorous from waste water and cellulose from waste water.


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Priority Area: Decision support systems and monitoring

Develop proof of concept that bring together in-situ sensors (technology and participatory observations/crowd sourcing) and remote sensing.


Priority Area: Water governance

The goal of the EIP Water Action Group "City Blueprints" is to organize interventions at the local level to overcome barriers in the governance systems that hinder development and uptake of...


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Priority Area: Water governance

Build solutions in coastal managed aquifer recharging, based on specific monitoring- and management approaches and specific financing/pricing models.


Priority Area: Decision support systems and monitoring

Ctrl+Swan Action Group will be devoted to the further development of innovative sensor systems’ technologies to be integrated and implemented in the design of an innovative...


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Priority Area: Water governance

The National Water Partnerships have joined forces in the DIS-SMEs Action Group to support SMEs and turn the network of National Water Partnerships into a functional SME support system and a...


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Priority Area: Decision support systems and monitoring

Improve water efficiency and sustainability in water and sanitation services through the roll-out a benchmarking process that covers the entire water cycle.


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Priority Area: Ecosystem services

This project is dedicated to practice-oriented and applicable ecosystem services valuation and management systems. The group aims to deliver a consensual and agreed methodology to assess the...


Priority Area: Water-energy nexus

The Action Group Energy and Water Works (AG EWW) has recently been established under the umbrella of the EIP Water. Its main goal is to enhance European interest in the innovative crossovers...


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Priority Area: Financing for innovation

The FINNOWATER Action Group intends to explore, develop and implement new approaches to increase financial flows in the water (and water-related) sector.


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Priority Area: Water reuse and recycling

The objective of this Action Group is to develop new methodologies for industrial water re-use and recycling and with the aid of these new methodologies, develop and implement (local) innovative...


Priority Area: Flood and drought risk management

Develop and demonstrate solutions, based on Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR) in nine case studies, with inclusion of ecological modelling, economic incentives and risk aspects.


Priority Area: Water and wastewater treatment, including recovery of resources

Commercialise microbial (bio-)electrochemical, zero energy technologies that treat urban and industrial waste water coupled to resource recovery and/or synthesis of valuable products.


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Priority Area: Ecosystem services

The role of nature based technologies shall be strengthened in European water management. The Action Group aims to aggregate and consolidate the sector of nature-based technologies (green...


Priority Area: Water reuse and recycling

This AG aims to work on photocatalysis technology in removal of pollutants and disinfection to re-use the treated water for urban, industrial and/or agricultural purposes.


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Priority Area: Water-energy nexus

Build business case of combining demand-led high-energy-efficient irrigation systems and photovoltaic pumping stations.


Priority Area: Water-energy nexus

The Action Group will promote the use of desalination powered by renewable energy, as an environmentally friendly and decentralised solution for sustainable water supply.


Priority Area: Water reuse and recycling

Develop an integrated toolbox for water scarcity detection, diagnostics and DSS for water re-distribution in water scarcity areas.


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Priority Area: Ecosystem services

This Action Group stimulates river restoration projects by developing decision support tools to optimize and balance environmental and socio-economic pressures.


Priority Area: Decision support systems and monitoring

The aim of RTWQM Action Group is  the definition of new affordable monitoring strategies and the enhancement of the innovation chain for water quality monitoring technologies


Priority Area: Water governance

This Action Group promotes multi-stakeholder river contracts for application in Eastern and Central European countries with methods and tools to overcome administrative limitations.


Priority Area: Flood and drought risk management

The Action Group aims at establishing and implementing a methodology on "Smart Pricing and Drought Insurance Schemes in Mediterranean Countries".


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Priority Area: Water and wastewater treatment, including recovery of resources

Verdygo is a new standard in wastewater treatment. An important feature of Verdygo is its industrial modular construction. This construction allows a sewage treatment plant (STP) to adjust...


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Priority Area: Water-energy nexus

The main objective of this Action Group is to produce an adapted framework for energy companies in order to assess their water us and water impacts.


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Priority Area: Water governance

Based on interdisciplinary research and concrete management instruments to implement more equitable, democratic and sustainable water governance.


Priority Area: Flood and drought risk management

The WaterCoRe Action Group on regional governance of water scarcity and drought issues centres around the implementation of Regional Action Plans that are intended to improve water governance in...


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Priority Area: Water governance

15 partners (Academia, regulators and operators) cooperate in the frame of this AG to address capacity building, research and networking in water sector regulation and govenance.


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Priority Area: Flood and drought risk management

Optimize irrigation strategies focusing on efficient water reuse, energy saving, and integrated agricultural water management under drought.