EurAqua aims to influence the formulation and development of European freshwater research programmes and policy development. This is done both through EurAqua's position papers and through inputs on specific issues. An example of the latter is EurAqua's paper "Recommendations and views on the FP7 Working Paper". These recommendations were presented to the EC commission in April 2006.
Position papers are developed by working groups and presented to the Board before being circulated to a wide audience of decision makers.
Towards a European Drought Policy, released November 2004.
Recommandation on Research needs regarding climate change and River Basin Management Plans (RBMPs) issued from EurAqua Conference in 2008.