Action Groups

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Here, the Marketplace presents the current activities of the 14 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 14 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.

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 reuse and recycling

The main aim of this Action Group is the development of an anaerobic membrane reactor for water treatment, promoting its uptake within water sector and disseminating its benefits in line with...


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.


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 (www.swan.technology) will be devoted to the further development of innovative sensor systems’ technologies to be...


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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: 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-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.


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

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