Working Group Info Text
In this part of the online marketplace you find sections describing current activities and bodies of the EIP Water. Applicants for new action groups should visit the application forum (not active when the call is not open). To receive up-to-date information and join these groups, please browse the sections below.
At the core of EIP Water are its voluntary multi-stakeholder Action Groups; these are the central element of EIP Water's implementation phase. The first nine Action Groups were selected and established in May 2013; their partners develop, test, scale up, disseminate and stimulate the uptake of innovations by the market and society for major water-related challenges. An EIP Water Action Group is formalised via Calls for Expression of Commitment and a short evaluation phase of proposals considering EIP Water's eight priority areas.
If you are interested in becoming part of any of the Action Groups, please access the contact given at the specific Action Group sites on the Marketplace. Note that you have to be a registered Marketplace user to access the corresponding information. The Action Group shall come back to you on this request.
EIP Water is led by a Steering Group consisting of 27 high-level representatives of relevant stakeholder groups and spanning both the demand and supply sides of innovation. The Steering Group meets twice a year to provide strategic guidance and recommendations to the European Commission on policy and implementation and, together with the EU Commission, is the decision-making body of EIP Water.
The EIP Water Task Force is composed of 45 stakeholder representatives and supports the Steering Group with technical advice and expertise. It enables stakeholder groups and enablers for water and innovation to meet and discuss the strategic agenda for water and innovation, plays an important role in coordinating EIP Water activities, and mandates the development of EIP Water tools.
Expert groups, comprising of co-opted experts, can be created by the Task Force to provide the necessary background analysis and input for decision-making. An “Industry Expert Group on Barriers to Innovation” is currently supporting the activities of EIP Water.
The various activities and bodies of EIP Water are supported by a Secretariat, which works under the supervision of the European Commission. You can contact EIP Water Secretariat here.
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...
Aim of this Action Group is the development of an anaerobic membrane reactor.
The Action Group will promote the use of desalination powered by renewable energy, as an environmentally friendly and decentralised solution for sustainable water supply.
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.
The Action Group aims at establishing and implementing a methodology on "Smart Pricing and Drought Insurance Schemes in Mediterranean Countries".
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...
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...
The goal of the EIP Water Action Group "City Blueprints" is to organize...