The preliminary Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA 0.5) for the Joint Programming Initiative “Water Challenges for a Changing World” (the Water JPI) was published as a way to:
• Guide the thematic development of Water JPI activities in 2013 and 2014. A Pilot call will be published in September 2013, and an additional set of Joint Activities are planned for publication in 2014;
• Inform relevant stakeholders of the progress made in the preparation of SRIA 1.0, releasing a structure based on themes and subthemes and supported by a number of consultations; and
• Progress in the partnership with Horizon 2020. SRIA 0.5 lays out the interests of the Water JPI, and details research and innovation themes targeting the Water Challenges expressed in the Water JPI vision document. Intense cooperation and coevolution are expected between the Water JPI and Horizon 2020.