Seven transnational collaborative research projects in the field of water quality have been recommended for funding. Projects respond to the 2013 Water JPI Pilot Call, with a total budget of € 9 million. This Call for proposals focused on “Emerging water contaminants-anthropogenic pollutants and pathogens”. Following the evaluation of the received proposals by an International Panel the consortia recommended for funding are:






A novel Framework to Assess and manage contaminants of Emerging concern in indirect potable reuse

Thomas Ternes (Germany)

France, Italy, Norway


New METAgenomics and molecular based tools for European scale identification and control of emergent microbial contaminants in irrigation WATER

Rosina Girones (Spain)

Cyprus, Denmark, Germany


Integrated processes for MOnitoring and Treatment of Emerging contaminants for water reuse

Javier Marugan (Spain)

Finland, France, Germany, Italy


Persistence and fate of emerging contaminants and multi-resistant bacteria in a continuum of surface water groundwater from the laboratory scale to the regional scale

Corinne Le Gal La Salle (France)

Germany, Spain


PROtecting water resources from MObile TracE chemicals

Thorsten Reemtsma (Germany)

France, Norway, Spain


Stopping antibiotic Resistance Evolution

Célia M. Manaia (Portugal)

Cyprus, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Norway, Spain


Tracking and assessing the Risk from Antibiotic Resistant genes using Chip technology in surface water ecosystems

Wolfgang Fritzsche (Germany)

Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Spain

These seven projects will start after the establishment of a Consortium Agreement. Grants will be received from the national funding institutions supporting each partner in the consortium, according to national rules. These projects will be funded by the following Water JPI partners: BMBF (Germany),  MINECO (Spain),  AKA (Finland),  ONEMA (France),  RCN (Norway),  Innovations Fonden - former DCSR (Denmark),  MIUR (Italy),  FCT (Portugal),  EPA (Ireland),  CDTI (Spain) and  RPF (Cyprus). Funding decisions will be made by these organisations later this year.

Updating the Water JPI SRIA

We are currently updating the Water JPI Strategic Research and innovation Agenda (SRIA 2.0) and we need your input. To submit your proposed Research and Development Needs/Gaps to the SRIA, please complete the Online Template available here

For background information:

WWater JPI SRIA 2.0ater JPI SRIA 2.0

This publication sets out specific RDI priorities or areas where RDI measures are highly recommended within five main themes. It will be implemented during the period 2016-2019.


An introduction Water JPI SRIA

An Introduction to the Water JPI SRIA

Short version of the Water JPI Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda.
Read more about the identified research priorities for the future.


Water JPI key achievements 2011-2016

This publication presents the ten main goals achieved by the initiative till now.



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