2nd Annual International Conference

second waterjpi conference


The Academy of Finland is organising the 2nd Water JPI Conference in Helsinki on 6–7 June 2018. The aim of the international conference is to attract some 200 experts in emerging pollutants to meet and discuss common challenges and share their recent discoveries and knowledge. The conference is targeted at both researchers and end-users, especially policy-makers. Come and contribute towards reaching our common goal of developing safe water systems for citizens.
Millions of Europeans receive high-quality drinking water every day. However, the provision of safe water for drinking purposes is threatened by, for instance, the improper disposal of chemicals, animal and human waste, pesticides, emerging pollutants and emerging risks from “established” pollutants, aged water supply infrastructures, sub-optimal water management, and natural hazards.
By bringing together stakeholders from research and industry as well as policy-makers and relevant organisations, the conference contributes to filling knowledge gaps regarding the environmental behaviour of pollutants and their effects on human health. Specific topics to be covered include development of analysis and detection systems, water treatment opportunities, impacts of wastewater reuse on human health, new water management practices and risk predictions.
The Council of the European Union decided to launch a Joint Programming Initiative (JPI) in water research in December 2011. The aim the Water JPI is to have a joint European view of how to achieve sustainable water systems for a sustainable economy both in Europe and worldwide.

Please see the preliminary programme here.

 The photo competition for the 2nd WATER JPI CONFERENCE   -  Helsinki 6th June 2018

Water JPI photo Competition






The Water Joint Programming Initiative launched a Photo Competition and the Research and Innovation Community was invited to take part in it submitting photographs illustrating the Water JPI Strategic Research & Innovation Agenda thematic areas.  The photos have been submitted from different countries such as Finland, France, Italy, Ghana, Turkey, Ireland, Tunisia and Portugal. Among all the photos submitted, the Water JPI jury has selected 21 pictures and published them on the Instagram profile where the community was able to vote. After a selection made by the jury, taking account some criteria such as the visual impact, the originality and the message delivery capability, the top 3 photos have been awarded during the Conference. The first place has been assigned to the photo nominated Water reuse, Illuminating the road to sustainability by  Alessandro Vivaldi (Italy), the second one to the photo Solar water disinfection in a Ugandan Primary school by Kevin Mcguigan (Ireland).  The  third place was assigned by the vote of the  attendees  of  the Conference to the photo The other side of the Tiber by Franco Iozzoli (Italy).

 First place  Second place Third place
First place:  Water reuse, Illuminating the road to sustainability by  Alessandro Vivaldi (Italy) Second Place: Solar water disinfection in a Ugandan Primary school  by  Kevin Mcguigan (Iralnd)  Third place: The other side of the Tiber by Franco Iozzoli (Italy) 

According to terms and conditions of the initiative, the photos submitted will be used for future WJPI communication and dissemination activities with the ad-hoc credits. Many thanks to the people that have taken part to the initiative and have submitted their photos.

All the photos are collected on a video

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published on 2017/10/23 06:50:00 GMT+0 last modified 2018-10-08T09:12:25+00:00