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AD Hoc calls

You are invited to submit a proposal for the Annual Water Accelerator Call published by the Water Technologies Demonstration (WADER) Programme housed by the WRC.

 Kindly note that this call does not need to go  through the FMS process, please submit directly to Ms Sarah Ravhudzulo on sarahr@wrc.org.za

Please find the WADER Sanitation Accelerator Call inviting submissions on innovative sanitation technologies and the proposal template that you may use.

The goal of this call is to mobilise the science and innovations community into developing innovative, “out-of-the-box” next-generation water technologies.

 Any technical queries should be directed to the WADER Programme Manager, Dr Manjusha Sunil on manjushas@wrc.org.za



Pre-announcement - WATER JPI 2018 JOINT CALL
           Closing the Water Cycle Gap - Sustainable Management of Water Resources

           Please find pre-announcement information here.

           The brief information on the AURC is now available on the AURC 2018 Concept note


      2 Call for Papers African Unity for Renaissance Conference 2018
           Accelerating Industrialisation in Africa: Implications for job creation and poverty alleviation 

           Please find the call for papers information here.

           The brief information on the Joint Call is now available on the Water JPI website


       3. The Journal of the Indian Ocean Region (JIOR) - General Call for Papers

The Journal of the Indian Ocean Region (JIOR) is the flagship Journal of the Indian Ocean Research Group Inc. (http://www.iorgroup.net). It is currently based at the University of Adelaide. The role of the journal is to encourage research on geopolitical, economic, socio-cultural, environmental, scientific and technological issues relevant to the Indian Ocean Region.

JIOR is making a call for papers for consideration for inclusion in future issues from 2018. See call announcement for more information.


4.   The Work Programme 2018-2020 for Societal Challenge 5 has been published

The Work Programme 2018-2020 for Societal Challenge 5 "Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials" has been published by the European Commission.

This Work Programme is structured around two calls: 'Building a low-carbon, climate resilient future: climate action in support of the Paris Agreement' and 'Greening the economy in line with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals', and focuses on six priorities:Climate action in support of the Paris Agreement.
·         Circular economy
·         Raw materials
·         Water for our environment, economy and society
·         Innovating cities for sustainability and resilience
·         Protecting and leveraging the value of our natural and cultural assets (which includes Earth observation, nature-based solutions, disaster risk reduction and natural capital accounting, and heritage alive).

For more information visit http://www.esastap.org.za/

Download the SC5 Work Programme 2018-2020



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