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News Preannouncement of the ERA-Net IWRM-Net 2d joint Call for research proposals

IWRM-Net (towards a European wide exchange Network for integrating research efforts on Integrated Water Resources Management) is a network composed of national and regional research programmes managers and funders. By improving the knowledge transfer amongst stakeholders in charge of IWRM, the IWRM network enables partners to work on synergies between research needs and policy, and promotes interdisciplinary activities concerning IWRM across Europe within the
context of the Water Directive Framework implementation.

The focus for this 2nd Call is on developing strategies and solutions to meet the various challenges connected to climate change, droughts and water scarcity as such. Moreover, proposals addressing economical and social issues for IWRM are welcomed.

Funding of the call is granted according to countries. This means consortium can be made from researchers based within the eight funding countries participating to the call (see table p5). If a research team from outside these countries wishes to participate, it needs to bring its own funds.

Eight countries are participating to the call related to the following subjects:

  • Economics and social values for integrated water management
  • Climate Change impacts and adaptation for IWRM
  • Water scarcity and drought

Opening date: 1st July 2009
Closing date: 15th October 2009

Contacts: you can either contact the national funding organisation (see table p5) or the call secretariat:

All the documents related to the call will be available from the 1st July 2009 on

Contact information Natacha Amorsi - OIEAU, IWRM-Net coordinator (email: ;
Phone: +33 5 55 47 88
News type Procurement
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Source of information IWRM-Net
Keyword(s) EU-WFD, IWRM-Net, Water scarcity, drought, climate change impact, climate change adaptation, IWRM
Geographical coverage Portugal, Spain, France, United Kingdom, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Astria, Greece, Romania, Hungary, Latvia, Finland, Sweden
News date 19/08/2009
Working language(s) ENGLISH , FRENCH