AquaticPollutants: official start of RDI funded projects

To tackle one of the most pressing issues facing society – the presence of pollutants and pathogens in water resources – the three JPIs on Water, Oceans and Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) brought together 32 ministries, authorities and funding organisations from 26 countries to form the new ERA-NET Cofund AquaticPollutants.

The ERA-NET Cofund includes two components: 1) The 2020 Joint Transnational Call resulted in 18 research and innovation projects (PDF) that focus on the three themes of measuring, evaluating, and taking actions related to risks posed by pollutants and pathogens present in water resources. 2) The 2020 Transfer Project call awarded to AquaticPollutantsTransNet to maximise the transfer of knowledge and impact of the projects’ research results.

The official kick-off meeting of the projects funded through the joint transnational call AquaticPollutants, in collaboration of the three Joint Programming Initiatives (JPIs) on Water, Oceans and Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR), was held on September 30. With 190 participants, the kick-off was a success.

The coordinators of the projects presented their planned research activities to address risks posed to human health and the environment by pollutants and pathogens present in the water resources and fruitful exchanges took place.

The kick-off was also the opportunity to release the AquaticPollutants website, developed by the Transfer project, and the booklet presenting information on the specific objectives and structure of funded projects around the three themes of the call: Measuring, Evaluating, and Taking Actions.

The booklet of the 18 funded projects is available for download here