Brussels, 18 December – The European Innovation Partnership on Water has launched its Strategic Implementation Plan, laying out its priorities to Facilitate, support and speed up the development and deployment of innovative solutions to water challenges; and create market opportunities for these innovations.
Five priority areas are mentioned: Water re-use and recycling; Water and wastewater treatment, including recovery of resources; the Water-energy nexus; Flood and drought risk management, and; Ecosystem services. Three horizontal priorities are also set out in: Water governance; Decision support systems and monitoring, and; Financing for innovation. Smart Technology has been identified as a key enabling factor in each of these eight priorities.
The EIP’s Task Force will meet in the first quarter of 2013 to agree on an Operational Plan.
Click here to see the EIP-Water Strategic Implementation Plan.