The SRIA, which sits under the Water JPI Vision, is a roadmap for future water-related RDI actions in Europe, including, but not limited to, the Water JPI actions. It sets out specific RDI research themes, sub-themes and priorities. It also identifies areas where RDI actions are required. The identified research priorities are openly accessible to various stakeholders, such as researchers, regulatory agencies, policymakers, industry and the public.
The Water JPI SRIA 2025 core research themes are Ecosystems, Health and Wellbeing, Water Value and Usage and Sustainable Water Management. This new Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda for the Water JPI will guide the activities over the next 5 years. It details each of the core themes that will in turn form part of an Implementation Plan with descriptions of tasks and indicators.
The SRIA 2025 makes a direct contribution in addressing the needs of the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in particular the UN SDG 6 (“Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all”), and the European Green Deal, while developing European Union (EU) and international cooperation to join efforts to solve the global challenges on water.
As part of the process to update the Water JPI’s Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) 2025 between 2019 and early 2020, synergies were identified between the Water JPI SRIA Sub-themes and Research Priorities and the core theme/research areas of other initiatives and their SRIAs/SRAs (Strategic Research Agendas). Together these can contribute to tackling the societal challenges also being addressed by other initiatives.
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