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01/10/2022

Risks posed by pollutants and pathogens present in the water resources: the 18 funded projects of the AquaticPollutants call

There are major risks associated with the occurrence of emerging contaminants, pathogens and antimicrobial resistant bacteria in our water bodies and oceans. To face these challenges in a comprehensive way and to develop multidisciplinary and practical solutions for the provision of safe drinking water and healthy aquatic environments, a joint transnational call has been launched by the three Joint Programming Initiatives (JPIs) on Water, Oceans and Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR), which includes the French National Research Agency (ANR).

Discover, in a dedicated booklet, the objectives, approaches, outcomes and expected impact of the 18 funded projects.

This Joint Transnational Call aimed to bring together the research communities in the freshwater, marine and the health sectors and create synergies for joint approaches. It revolve around three themes:

  • Measuring – Environmental behaviour of contaminants of emerging concern (CECs), pathogens and antimicrobial resistant bacteria in aquatic ecosystems ;
  • Evaluating – Risk assessment and management of CECs, pathogens and antimicrobial resistant bacteria from aquatic ecosystems (inland, coastal and marine) to human health and environment ;
  • Taking Actions – Strategies to reduce CECs, pathogens and antimicrobial resistant bacteria in aquatic ecosystems (inland, coastal and marine).

In total, 18 research and innovation projects, involving 22 countries, have been selected for a total funding of 20 M€. 6 projects are involving French partners. The projects’ objectives, approaches, outcomes, expected impact and dedicated contacts are presented in a booklet.

Consult the booklet of the funded projects

Find out more:

The AquaticPollutants Joint Transnational Call 2020 for proposals on Risks posed to human health and the environment by pollutants and pathogens present in water resources

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