WaterPIPP is a collaborative project funded by the European Commission under Framework Programme 7.

The project deals with "Ensuring the integration of water and innovation demonstration projects ans support to trans-national networks of procurers", with exploring new innovation procurement methodologies and testing it in water sector.
Building on practical experience of already funded EC projects and on consortium partners'concrete experiences (Lombardy, Puglia, Rotterdam), the project aims at facilitating real innovation mobilising public authorities, public and private purchasers, water utilities, networks of cities and regions, the Research and Innovation community in the field of water, the Supply side (especially SMEs), etc.

A group of innovative procurement experts will guide and support local and regional authorities, water utilities, innovation and procurement agencies in the preparation of pilot collaborative projects.