Water JPI 2017 Joint Call: Water Resource Management in support of the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Last day of application: 02/11/2017

Day of decision: Step 1 preliminary 10/02/2018, step 2 preliminary 07/11/2018

The WaterJPI 2017 Joint Call, aims to enable transnational, collaborative research, development and innovation projects addressing questions relating to the water challenges faced by society. The call will open in the coming days.

When the call is opened more information will be announced.

Call Description and Scope

The Call topic is “Water Resource Management in support of the UN Sustainable Development Goals”, and aims at developing new concepts to tackle at least one of the following two challenges:

  • 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.
  • Developing accessible solutions for clean water management to address UN SDG6 targets.


Consortia should be comprised of a minimum of three partners from three different participating countries. Funding of the participating researchers will be provided by their respective national funding organisations, in accordance with their national eligibility conditions.

Participating countries

Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Germany, Irland, Moldavia (Republic of), Norway, South Africa, Sweden, Vietnam. 

More information about the call

Contact person


Swedish national contact point (NCP)
Kristina Laurell, Senior Research Officer, Formas
Telephone: +46 (0)8 775 40 59

The Swedish Research Council Formas is the funding organisation for Researchers applying from Swedish universities, university college or official Swedish organization that fulfils the Formas requirements for a grant administrator.

The Joint Programming Initiatives (JPIs) are intergovernmental initiatives aiming at strengthening European leadership and competitiveness in Research and Innovation (R&I). In particular, the Water JPI responds to the grand challenge of “Achieving Sustainable Water Systems for a Sustainable Economy in Europe and Abroad”.  

Kristina Laurell