AquaticPollutants: RDI funded projects kick-off meeting supported by AquaticPollutantsTransNet project

The Kick off meeting of the eighteen research and innovation projects funded in the framework of the ERA-NET Cofund AquaticPollutants, supported by the three Joint Programming Initiatives (JPIs) on Water, Oceans and Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) and the European Commission, will be held virtually on 30th September 2021. This meeting is organised in close collaboration with the AquaticPollutants Transfer Project, AquaticPollutantsTransNet, funded through the same ERA-NET Cofund.

These projects on risks posed to human health and the environment by pollutants and pathogens present in the water resources will present their research objectives and plan around three themes:

1: Measuring – Environmental behaviour of contaminants of emerging concern (CECs), pathogens and antimicrobial resistant bacteria in aquatic ecosystems

2: Evaluating – Risk assessment and management of CECs, pathogens and antimicrobial resistant bacteria from aquatic ecosystems (inland, coastal and marine) to human health and environment

3: Taking Actions – Strategies to reduce CECs, pathogens and antimicrobial resistant bacteria in aquatic ecosystems (inland, coastal and marine)

This meeting will also be an opportunity for them to exchange with the Transfer Project group on their expectations for enhanced knowledge transfer and better results valorization.

As part of the ERA-Net Cofund AquaticPollutants, the AquaticPollutantsTransNet project will support knowledge transfer, scientific networking, and public engagement on aquatic pollutants.

This support will be conducted through two interacting phases:

  • Phase 1 will identify key stakeholders and their knowledge demands pertaining to aquatic pollutants (CECs, AMR and pathogens) and develop innovative methods and strategies to improve the transfer of scientific results to policy makers, the public, and the health, agricultural and industrial sectors.
  • Phase 2 will create synergies amongst the AquaticPollutants RDI funded projects and strengthen stakeholder collaboration, and implement multiple dissemination and exploitation routes with thematic (non-scientific) groups, political fora, scientific networks and citizens.

AquaticPollutantsTransNet has developed a video to present their role, objective and added-value for AquaticPollutants funded projects and society.


This video is available here.