As part of the India-EU Strategic Partnership and in accordance with the Joint Declaration between the EU(European Union) and the Government of India (2016) as well as the Memorandum of Understanding on Water Cooperation between the EU and the GoI (2016), the EU and India established the India-EU Water Partnership (IEWP) as a political dialogue between the EU and India.
It was set up to strengthen the political and strategic framework for a more coherent and effective collaboration between the EU and India on water management issues. Its aim is to bring together governments, businesses, research institutions, and other key stakeholders to promote innovative approaches and the systematic implementation of existing policies as well as the elaboration of new policies and legislations for water protection, benefitting from the EU’s longstanding experiences and vast know-how in water and river basin management.

The India – EU Water Partnership consists of five components:

  • The EU and Ministry of Jal Shakti cooperation based on the Joint Declaration and MoU
  • The EU and BMZ funded IEWP Action
  • EU Member States
  • Research and Innovation
  • Businesses