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International Office for Water (OiEau)

Address: 21 rue de Madrid 75008 PARIS,

Telephone: +33(0)

The International Office for Water (OiEau) is a non-profit association under the French law of 1 July 1901, declared to be in the public interest by the Decree signed at the State Council on 13 September 1991. Siret number: 314 901 72900066 - APE Code: 804C

Conception, creation, graphic design, 

iMweb (web and graphic agency, Toulon, France) for the EU4Environment Water and Data programme.

Development, hosting, management and webmaster

International Office for Water (OIEau) for the EU4Environment Water and Data programme.


Contact the facilitation team via the contact form or by e-mail at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


This website had been developed and is being maintained with the financial support of the European Union. Its content and the views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of EU4Environment –Water and Data implementing partners and do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Union, its members or the Governments of the Eastern Partner Countries.

The designations employed and the presentation of material on the maps displayed on this website do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the European Union concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.

Hypertext links to other websites do not engage the responsibility of the International Office for Water neither of the EU4Environment Water and Data team on the content of these sites.


The website is subject to French and international laws on copyright and intellectual property rights.

Articles, pictures, visuals and videos are available for re-use. You must credit the author of the content, include a link to website, and specify the date on which the content was extracted from the site. 

The general reproduction of reports and training materials published on this website are the sole property of the author(s). Any total or partial representation or re-use by any process whatsoever without the express authorisation of the author(s) is forbidden and shall constitute unauthorised reproduction penalised by articles L.335-2 et seq. of the Intellectual Property Code under French law.

Similarly, databases featuring on the website are protected by the provisions of the Intellectual Property Code concerning incorporation of the European Directive of 11 March, 1996 regarding the legal protection of databases produced by the EU4Environment Water and Data programme. 

The European Union, as granting authority has the right to use communication and visibility materials produced by the implementing partners in the frame of the EU4Environment Water and Data programme. The licence covers the right to use non-sensitive information relating to the action and material and documents received from partners for information, communication and publicity purposes during the action or afterwards. This right is granted in the form of a royalty- free, non-exclusive and irrevocable licence granted solely to the granting authority. 


Personal data protection


The present Privacy Policy provides further details on the type of personal information collected on this website, it describes their conditions of use, sharing and protection, and your rights.

Purpose of data processing

The information collected on the various online media of the website is recorded in order to:

  • Respond to any request.
  • Exclusively inform you about upcoming events and news of the programme in accordance with your chosen communication preferences.
  • Improve websites and exploit in-house anonymous statistics (audience measurement service).

Through this website, anonymous data from your computer and browser, such as your web browser and the type of equipment you use, is automatically recorded. These data are collected in order to allow you to access the website’s features and for statistical purposes.

Personal data is only collected for the purpose of the EU4Environment Water Resources and Environmental Data programme’s activities and when at least one of the following conditions is met:

  • You have given your consent.
  • This personal data is required to provide a service or execute a contract or agreement concluded with you.
  • The processing is based on legitimate interest and does not affect your fundamental rights and freedoms.

Implementing partners of the EU4Environment Water Resources and Environmental Data programme do not sell, trade nor transfer your identifiable personal data to third parties. If this possibility were to arise, you would be informed before the collection of these data and your consent would be sought. You would have the opportunity to oppose this data collection.

Contacting us

If you contact us using our online forms or via e-mail, the personal data you provide will only be used for the purpose of handling your request. Your data will be stored for six months to enable us to deal with any follow-up queries in case they arise. We will not transfer your data unless you have given us your explicit consent.

Liability disclaimer

This website contains links to external websites which have been provided by third parties. We are not responsible for the content of these external websites and therefore do not accept any liability for the content of these websites. Responsibility for the linked pages lies with the providers or operators of the external websites. 


Our website uses cookies. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites. They do not cause any damage to your computer, tablet or mobile device.

These cookies are so-called technically necessary cookies that are required for the operation of the website. They are automatically removed from your terminal device after you close your browser. 

If you do not want this to happen, you can configure your browser so that it informs you before cookies are saved, and allow cookies to be stored only in individual cases.  

Please remember that if you choose to disable cookies, you may find that certain sections of our website do not work properly.


You can use our website to subscribe to newsletters. In this case we need your name and your e-mail address and a written declaration of your consent to receiving our newsletter. The newsletter is run by our umbrella programme EU4Environment – Green Economy. You will receive information from both EU4Environment programmes (Green Economy and Water Resources and Environmental Data). 

You may cancel your newsletter subscription at any time by clicking the link in the footer of the newsletter you receive. 

For information about EU4Environment – Green Economy privacy practices, please visit their website

Social Media Plugins

On our website we use social sharing buttons which help you share content from our website to Facebook, Twitter, Google plus and LinkedIn. This only happens if you actively click on one of these social sharing buttons. Before you activate the social media plugin no data will be transferred to the relevant social media provider. 

Details provided for online applications

You can apply for jobs advertised on our website via e-mail. If this results in an employment contract, the personal data you provide will be stored for the purpose of processing the employment relationship in accordance with the legal regulations.

If the controller (i.e. the person responsible for processing the data) concludes an employment contract with a candidate, the data provided will be stored for the purpose of the administration of the employment contract in accordance with the legal regulations.

If no employment contract is concluded, the application documents will be deleted automatically seven months after notification of the decision to reject the application, on the basis of the provisions set out in Section 15 of the Equal Treatment Act, provided that there are no other legitimate interests on the part of the controller preventing their deletion.

YouTube Content

Some YouTube content from our YouTube channel is linked on the website. When you follow such a link by clicking it, your IP address is transferred to YouTube and a cookie is stored in your browser. Please refer to the "Cookies" section of this privacy statement for information on how you can prevent or influence the storage of cookies.

Rights on data concerning you

In accordance with the regulations in force, you have the right to oppose, access, rectify or delete data concerning you. If you wish to exercise your right to object or withdraw your consent to the processing of your personal data in connection with this website, please contact the OiEau Data Protection Officer by electronic means at the following address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Last updated: November 2022

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