EC's 4th and 5th Framework Programmes

EC 4th, 5th, 6th & 7th Framework


The EC's 4th, 5th, 6th & 7th Framework Programmes for Research and Technological Development (FP4, FP5 & FP6) - Compendiums of selected research projects in the Water-Environment area.

The Water Directorate (WD) of Defra is responsible for all aspects of water policy in England, including water supply and resources, and the regulatory system for the water environment and the water industry. These cover drinking water quality, the quality of water in rivers, lakes, estuaries, coastal and marine waters, sewage treatment and reservoir safety. To help meet these responsibilities WD both funds research and also maintains an interest in relevant research funded by others.

The European Commission (EC) has funded FP4 (1994 - 1998), FP5 (1999 - 2002) and is currently funding FP6 (2002 - 2006). Each programme contains projects related to WD's interests. FWR has reviewed these programmes and identified projects that are relevant to the policy responsibilities of the WD. The resulting four publications are available for download in pdf format.

The reports contain detailed information concerning the project objectives, outputs and the researchers. Much of the information has been derived from the EC's CORDIS website and is subject to the copyright statement found at the beginning of each report.

To download copies of reports
Right click on the required report, select 'Save as' from the drop down menu and choose a folder to which the report should be downloaded.
  1. A survey of FP4 projects related to Defra's Water and Land Research Programme (June 2001 - 814kb).
  2. A survey of FP5 projects related to the DefraA Water and Land Research Programme (May 2001 - 1116kb).
  3. Projects and proposals in FP5 and FP6 of relevance to Defra's Water Directorate Policy Objectives (March 2003 - 172kb).
  4. Projects in the 5th & 6th Framework Programmes of relevance to Defra's Water Directorate (Reviewed April 2005). (April 2005 - 64kb)
  5. 2007 Update on EC FP6 & FP7 Research of relevance to Defraís Water Directorate (Reviewed March 2007)