The Water4All Partnership – Water Security for the Planet – is co-funded by the European Union within the Horizon Europe programme. Its objectives are to tackle water challenges for facing climate change, help to achieve the UN SDGs and boost the EU’s competitiveness and growth. It aims at enabling water security at a large scale in the long term and tackling water issues in a holistic frame.
IMDEA will be leading subtask D3.3 (“investment programmes development”) as part of Pillar D (Demonstration activies for implementing solutions at large scale). It includes: 1) Guide and support innovators to demonstrate and validate innovations; 2) Support WOLLs (Water Oriented Living Labs) and Demo initiatives to build accelerator programs providing financial support to businesses in the water sector to try and demonstrate on-site solutions; 3) identification of strategic financing frameworks and investment programmes; 4) Support the creation/participation in task forces with key actors for harmonisating investment and social and economic development programmes.
The activities will contribute to informing and engaging in existing development and investment programmes on innovations developed to allow innovators to access to funds for the validation, demonstration, and market uptake.