Integrated Water Resources Management



Regiones Participantes

IWRM-NET is an ERA-Net project, coordinated by the International Office for Water and funded by the European Commission, that has started in January 2006 and will end in 2010. The projwect is coordinated by the International Office for Water (France).

The 17 research programme managers currently involved has decided to tackle the challenge of implementing new research activities at national and regional levels in the field of Integrated Water Resource Management with a strong focus on the Water Framework Directive.

País/Región Organismo Siglas Web
France Office International de l'Eau OIEau  
Germany Project Management Organisation Research Centre Karlsruhe, division 'Water Technology and Waste Disposal' PTKA-WTE  
Austria Umweltbundesamt UBA-A  
United Kingdom Scotland & Northern Ireland Forum for Environmental Research SNIFFER  
France Ministère de l'Ecologie et du Développement Durable MEDD  
Netherlands Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management, Directorate General for Public Works and Water Management, Institute for Inland Water Management and Waste Water Treatment RIZA  
United Kingdom Environnment Agency EA  
Belgium Centre Environnement - University of Liege CENV-ULG  
Finland Finnish Environment Institute SYKE  
Greece National Technical University of Athens NTUA  
Hungary Central Directorate for Water and Environment VKKI  
Latvia Latvian Council of Science LCS  
Portugal Foundation for Science and Technology/Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia FCT  
Romania Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development MMGA  
Sweden Swedish Environment Protection Agency SEPA  
Spain Fundación para el Conocimiento madri+d madri+d  
Spain Ministerio de Educacion, Cultura y Deporte MEC  
Germany Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft DFG www.bmbf.de



6th Framework Programme - ERA-NET project n° ERAC-CT-2006-026025

Duración January 2006 - January 2010

The strategic objective addressed by IWRM-NET, is to implement research programmes at the trans-national and trans-regional levels related to Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM).

An additional objective is to achieve better mutual recognition of local (i.e. national and regional) research efforts. Building on this, it aims to develop joint activities such as collaboration on research projects.

Also IWRM-NET will promote enhanced links between the different disciplines in order to propose to water managers and competent authorities, appropriate tools they can use at a reasonable cost.

  1. Development of the specifications of the Knowledge tool. Updating and maintenance of information
  2. Analysis of short and medium term research needs. Research Needs Assessment (RNA) practices and identification of best practices
  3. Strategic research:Identifying and mapping existing and future-oriented activities. Anticipating the impacts in 2015 of the WFD policy : joint dissemination of existing results
  4. Trans-national research: Implementing trans-national ex ante and ex post project evaluation procedures, a trans-national indicator based system for programme self-assessment, developing a topical joint research work programme.
  5. Conduct trans-national Research Calls for proposals
  6. Liaison with other initiatives
  7. Dissemination Strategy

Second Research Call

Launched to support projects on the following topics

  • Climate change impacts and adaptation for IWRM
  • Water Scarcity and Droughts
  • Economics for IWRM: Social and Environmental Evaluation for decision making and Incentive measures to regulate uses

Deadlines of the Call:

Opening of the Call        1st July 2009
Deadline for proposals   15th October 2009

Preanuncio segunda convocatoria en formato PDF (101 kb)
Condiciones de participación en formato PDF (49,8 kb)
Principles of Joint Call en formato PDF (96 kb)
Common Regulations en formato PDF (49 kb)
Application form guide for proposers en formato WORD (275 kb)


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