ROLE in STREAM: partner - lead partner of WP3, WP4
The European Water Partnership (EWP) is an independent value based non-profit organisation structured as an open and inclusive member association. Based in Brussels, the EWP harnesses European capacity, helps to coordinate initiatives and activities in international water issues and undertakes worldwide promotion of European expertise and technology related to water.
The ultimate goal of the EWP is to elaborate strategies and implement concrete actions to achieve the objectives of the Water Vision for Europe. The activities of the European Water Partnership are divided in four main Programmes, underpinned by the Water Vision for Europe.
1) European Water Awareness Programme: creates a water saving and water efficient culture in Europe among private, industrial, business and agricultural users and supports the shift from supply to demand management through information, education, training, supporting changing behaviour and practices.
2) European Water Stewardship Programme: providing responsible water users with a tool to communicate and award Sustainable Water Management (SWM) and thereby creating positive incentives for best water governance.
3) European Water House: a physical location Brussels embodying the Principles of the Water Vision for Europe to demonstrate that the construction of our sustainable future starts concretely today.
4) European Dialogue on Climate Change Adaptation and Water: Setting up a stronger European cooperation and coordination on Climate Change and Water. Apart from these activities, the EWP will coordinate from 2010 onwards the Europe Innova project INNOWATER, focusing on facilitating the implementation of innovative water technologies. Apart from these four programmes, the EWP also participates in three EU projects INNOWATER (coordinator) – facilitating the market access of innovative water technologies DESIRAS (coordinator) – testing an innovative technology to reduce water consumption in irrigation, combating desertification STREAM (beneficiary)