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SPLASH is the name of the European Water Initiative European Research Area Network (EU-WI ERA-NET). SPLASH comprises fifteen partners from eleven European countries. The ERA-NET scheme is financed within the sixth framework programme of the European Community, for coordination of national and regional activities. The strategic objectives of SPLASH are:

  • to improve the effectiveness of EU member state research on water for development in Africa and the Mekong;
  • deliver innovations which make a real improvement to the lives of the poor; and
  • speed up the transfer of knowledge from research through to practical use. 

SPLASH is programmed for a period of 48 months (started in january 2007), to implement a framework through which European partners can work together more effectively. The main priorities of this are to:
  •     Compile information on European partner water research funding for poverty reduction
  •     Work with developing country partners in identifying their priorities for water-related research
  •     Establish tools (web portals, reports, workshops, and review meetings) to enable more efficient sharing of information between researchers, policy makers and practitioners
  •     Develop and implement a strategy and work plan where priority topics for collaboration will be identified

Contact information Mr Peter O’Neill, Central Research Department, Department for International Development, 1 Palace Street, SW1E 5HE; London, UK (email:
Phone: Fax: +44 20 2073 0105
News type Inbrief
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Source of information SPLASH project
Geographical coverage United Kingdom, France, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Italy, Austria, Czech Republic, Finland, Belgium, Switzerland
News date 12/10/2007
Working language(s) ENGLISH