EurAqua is the European Network of Freshwater Research Organisations.
The aim of EurAqua is to contribute substantially to the development of European freshwater science and technology and its dissemination on a European scale, thus having a significant input on the development of the scientific and economic basis of European water management.
The EurAqua Partner institutions are leading, generally public, freshwater research institutes in the Member States of the European Union plus Norway and Switzerland. They extensively support national policies as well as water businesses. Within the country, EurAqua members are closely connected to other relevant institutions.
Today, EurAqua consists of 24 partner institutes from 23 countries. For more information on EurAqua and National contacts, please refer to "Contacts".
EurAqua´s vision and overall objectives
EurAqua is the leading European network for facilitating improved
and coordinated water research, in support of knowledge-based
water management and policy
The key objective of EurAqua is to contribute substantially to the development of European Freshwater Science and its use on a European scale, thus having a significant input on the development of the scientific basis of European water management and policy. EurAqua aims to achieve this objective by carrying out the following four types of activities:
1. “Science Collaboration" - EurAqua takes action to further strengthen the collaboration and integration of research resources and to facilitate efficient transfer of knowledge between scientific institutions and between researchers.
2. “Science Policy Collaboration" - EurAqua takes action to collaborate and exchange research results with end-users, thus aiming to bridge the science-policy and the innovation gaps.
3. “Research needs identification and validation" - EurAqua actively and continuously works on identifying and validating research needs required to implement today's policy and future emerging challenges.
4. “Efficiency and strength of EurAqua" - EurAqua actively pursues information flow between its partners as to increase efficiency. EurAqua also liaises with other networks to collaborate whenever possible, further enhancing efficiency and effectiveness.