Selected – 2023

Water4All 2022 Joint Transnational Call on “Management of water resources: resilience, adaptation and mitigation to hydroclimatic extreme events and management tools”

The Water4All partnership is starting in 2022 under the auspices of the European Union Horizon Europe programme for research and innovation, to concentrate research and innovation on water in Europe and beyond. Water4All’s Vision is to “boost the systemic transformations and changes across the entire research – water innovation pipeline, fostering the matchmaking between problem owners and solution providers for ensuring water security for all in the long term”.

This first Joint Transnational Call launched by Water4All is focused on “Management of water resources: resilience, adaptation and mitigation to hydroclimatic extreme events and management tools”. It will support research and innovation projects aimed at delivering knowledge, models, approaches, tools and methodologies to better understand hydrological processes at a different scale, in order to respond more efficiently to emerging water issues related to extreme events.

In line with the strategic objectives of Water4All, the results of the projects will contribute to the implementation of evidence-based, global, EU and national water management policies and strategies, within the frameworks of the Green Deal, the Water Framework Directive, Just Transition and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Furthermore, governance playing a key role in water challenges, the 2022 Joint Transnational Call will seek for innovative governance models, and enhanced participation of stakeholders in water management issues related to extreme events.

The increase in the number of hydrological extreme events in the last few decades has motivated the research community to investigate their spatial variability and underlying processes. Evidence suggests that for properly supporting water management and tackling future and emerging challenges, it is necessary to make progress in understanding the spatiotemporal complex systems that drive hydrological events. Approaches for the characterisation of relationships between such complex systems and economic, organisational, policy, social and regulatory conditions need to be developed to bring systemic change.

Research & innovation proposals submitted under the Water4All 2022 Joint Transnational Call are required to address at least one of the following topics:

  • Topic 1. Resilience, adaptation and mitigation to hydroclimatic extreme events
  • Topic 2. Tools for water management - in the context of hydroclimatic extreme events
  • Topic 3. Improved water governance in the context hydroclimatic extreme events and international contexts

The budget to implement the Joint Transnational Call for research and innovation projects is about 34M€. The countries participating to the call are: Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom.

Please consult the Call Announcement and the national regulations on the following website: or on the submission platform:

Opening : 2022-09-07 at 09:00 CEST
Deadline for pre-proposals submission : 2022-10-31 at 15:00 CET
Deadline for full proposals submission : 2023-03-20 at 15:00 CET

A general and informative webinar dedicated to the international researchers community and presented in English was organized on the 23rd September 2022 from 14:00 to 16:00 (CEST) to answer your questions regarding this call. You are invited to watch the replay and you can download the presentation of the webinar here.

Another informative webinar dedicated to the French scientific community and presented in French was held on the 20th September 2022 from 13:30 to 15:30 (CEST). You are invited to watch the replay here. You can download the presentation in French here.

Partnering Tool

A specific section is provided on the online Submission Platform (see link above) in order to allow applicants to search for partners or enter their partnering profile.

Guidelines for pre-/full proposal submission

The guidelines for proposal submission will be available on the online Submission Platform (see link above) and will give applicants helpful assistance for submitting their pre- and full proposal.

Call secretariat

Aldo Covello and Maria Bianco
MUR - Ministry of Universities and Research
DG for Internationalization and Communication
Via Michele Carcani 61
00153 Rome (RM) - Italy
E-mail: water4all2022_callsecretariat(at)

ANR contact points

Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR, FR)
Armelle Montrose and Claire Treignier: Water4All-CallsFR(at) 


Consult the upcoming and current calls of the portal

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