IC4Water online workshop ”Exploring opportunities for the scaling-up of the JPI activities for water challenges in Europe and beyond”
Apr 27 2021
”Exploring opportunities for the scaling-up of the JPI activities for water challenges in Europe and beyond”, a workshop organized online on the 28 of January.
This workshop was elaborated by the consortium based upon the key lessons and recommendations from previous Water JPI and on Public-Private Partnership.
The workshop aimed at exploring how to enhance the participation of the private sector in Water JPI’s activities as well as the role of the initiative in expertise and knowledge transfer actions – especially as regards of the Sustainable Development Goal #6, SDG6. It gathered 45 people including representatives from international organisations such as the European Commission, World Bank, OECD, as well as international initiatives (India-EU Water Partnership), international expertise organisation (GIZ India), from national competitiveness clusters (e.g. Netherlands Water Partnership; France Water Team, Cleveland Water Alliance), from the Private sector (Data for Good).
The workshop discussions showed that tackling water challenges requires the active participation of different types of partners (private sector, policy, public sector and civil society). Under the umbrella of the Water JPI, a permanent dialogue with the representatives from the private sector is key to identify their needs and RDI interests, and adequately consider them in the implementation of future activities. In addition, several participants from private or public sectors expressed their willingness to collaborate with the Water JPI.