Communication on the European Innovation Partnership on Water


The importance of innovation in the field of water management is recognised by the EU Member States. On 21 June 2011, the Council of the European Union invited the Commission to "investigate an innovation partnership on water in close cooperation with the Member States, with a view to achieving sustainable and efficient use of water". The importance for Europe to engage in the sustainable management of water as a key resource is underlined in the Europe 2020 Resource-efficient Europe Flagship Initiative.