• WP1: Networking and communication
  • WP2: Technological Water Innovation
  • WP3: Drivers, barriers and strategies
  • WP4: Policy uptake and SRIA
  • WP5: Dissemination and Exploitation
  • WP6: Management

Welcome to the website of the project PIANO, Policies, Innovation And Networks for enhancing Opportunities for China Europe water cooperation.

About Us

The overall objective of PIANO is to create a strategic cooperation partnership for water research and innovation between Europe and China, promoting the creation of networks of companies (including SMEs), entrepreneurs, not for profit organizations, policy makers, regulators and funding bodies to create business and social opportunities for China Europe Water Cooperation. Also considering the expected impact, PIANO aims at achieving this overall objective through the following six specific objectives:

  • Strengthening and expanding the existing network of the China-Europe Water Platform (CEWP) to cover all actors relevant for cooperation between China and Europe in the water research and innovation domain
  • Identification of European technological water innovations and areas for joint development of innovative technological solutions that have a potential for their implementation in China
  • Identification of drivers and barriers concerning this cooperation and elaboration of strategies to overcome such barriers and take advantage of drivers for the implementation and replication of technological water innovations in China
  • Promotion of knowledge exchange and policy dialogue to build an enabling environment for the uptake of technological water innovations with a great potential for implementation, further replication and market uptake in China
  • Consolidation of a shared strategic research and innovation agenda (SRIA) between Europe and China water sector
  • Effective dissemination and mainstreaming of the project results to Chinese, European stakeholders and international target audiences

News & Events

1310, 2017

13th EWA Conference 2017- 6-8 November Brussels

The topic addressed by the event is “Recent developments in the EU Water Policy”. The water Frame Directive is considered to be one of the largest and most ambitious environmental legislation till now. However, the […]

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