Intended outcomes

The Hub will promote and facilitate close collaboration between university researchers, students and partners in industry, government and the community. It will result in a cohort of researchers/stakeholders from across levels of policymaking with an enhanced understanding of EU policy and governance in the water sector. It will also foster sustainable and enduring knowledge partnerships that create value for the residents and communities of EU, Middle East and the Pacific region. The Hub will function as a gateway for collaborative governance, supporting responsive policymaking by ensuring that the best available knowledge and expertise is applied to the challenges facing water policymakers today and into the future.

Intended activities:

  • An academic paper
  • A policy paper
  • Three policy workshops (one in Berlin, one in Paris and one in Canberra)


The Hub will boost knowledge of the EU’s water policy efforts across different countries. Thus, it mobilises a set of demands across these institutions to learn more about EU’s water policy initiatives. The more successful the Hub becomes, the more collaboration between universities, governments, and the private sector will be fostered. The hub will also bring together the academic community undertaking policy-engaged research on EU water policy that is currently dispersed across multiple disciplines and different sectors.

Updated:  20 May 2019/Responsible Officer:  Head of School/Page Contact:  CASS Marketing & Communications