Porto wins hosting of major EU water innovation conference

  • Water

5 October 2016

The 4th EIP Water conference will be held in Porto, Portugal, in September 2017. After Brussels, Barcelona and Leeuwarden, Porto successfully outbid several other applications. 

The annual conference brings together policymakers, national and local governments, operators, scientists, researchers, tech companies, financiers, start-ups, SMEs, utilities, city planners, industrial producers, journalists and EU institutions to break down the barriers to innovation in the water sector. 

The 29 Action Groups within EIP Water will showcase their work in solving major challenges with innovation in specific water-related areas, Europe’s best innovators will compete in the EIP Water Innovation Award, and a series of side-events and site visits will accompany the conference to give delegates a practical demonstration of the latest innovations in water. 

Continue reading on the EIP Water website.


The European Innovation Partnership on Water (EIP Water) supports the development of innovative solutions across the EU to tackle major water challenges and boost European competitiveness. Registration for the conference opens in the spring of 2017. Stay up to date via Twitter #EIPWater2017.