News

22 March 2019 is World Water Day

EURAMET supports projects that enable the good stewardship of fresh water 

World Water Day is an annual United Nations event that highlights the importance of the supply of fresh water to the worldwide population.

With its European Metrology Research Programmes (EMRP and EMPIR) EURAMET supports a number of collaborative research projects that work to advance the sustainable management of fresh water resources.

Completed EMRP project <link research-innovation search-research-projects details>Traceable measurements for monitoring critical pollutants under the European Framework Directive (ENV08, WFD) addressed the measurement requirements in the EU Directive for a group of toxic pollutants in water. Water pollution has a significant negative impact on human health and the environment, and improving the quality of rivers, lakes, groundwater and coastal waters is a priority for policymakers.


Currently running EMPIR project <link research-innovation search-research-projects details>Metrology for real-world domestic water metering (17IND13, Metrowamet) is working to assess domestic water meters under realistic operation conditions, including typical water qualities (suspended particles, hardness, and pH), dynamic load changes, and general wear and tear. This will improve the accuracy of water consumption measurements and extend meter life, establishing their economic viability. In doing so, this should save consumers’ money and ultimately contribute to Europe’s pressing need to decrease its water consumption.


 EMPIR projects are co-funded by the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme and the EMPIR Participating States.

EMRP joint research projects are part of EURAMET’s European Metrology Research Programme. The EMRP is jointly funded by the EMRP participating countries within EURAMET and the European Union.

Want to hear more about EURAMET?
<link meta-menu subscribe-to-newsletter>Sign up for EURAMET newsletters and other information

Select your area of interest
EMPIR project helps to rekindle standards project for coordinate measurements
2023-01-31

Work by an EMPIR project has allowed an on-hold standards project for coordinate measurement machines to restart more

EMPIR project brings documentary standardisation to Ion gauges
2023-01-24

Completed in 2020 the Ion Gauge project continues to bring standardisation to vacuum measurements more

Good practice guide on the analysis of thin films now available
2023-01-19

Half of the EU’s energy is imported from abroad. An EMPIR project has helped address this situation. more

EMPIR project contributes to committee revising LED lighting standards
2023-01-12

LED lighting expert from an EMPIR project consortium chairs a new technical committee approved to revise key standards more

Partnership Call 2023: Call for Needs Open
2023-01-11

EURAMET announces the launch of the 2023 Call for Needs within the European Partnership on Metrology: more

Page 1 of 199.