Three JPIs join forces against contaminants in water

One of the most serious risks for freshwater and marine ecosystems, and consequently human health, derives from the occurrence of emerging contaminants and pathogens, especially antibiotic resistant bacteria, in the environment. The Joint Programming Initiatives on Water Challenges for a Changing World (Water JPI), Healthy and Productive Seas and Oceans (JPI Oceans) and Antimicrobial Resistance (JPIAMR) are jointly taking action for strengthening the European Research Area in the field of clean and healthy aquatic ecosystems. At the upcoming World Water Week in in Stockholm, the JPI’s, together with the Swedish Research Council Formas, will bring together experts to discuss the area of emerging contaminants and pathogen. This meeting ‘Challenges of Contaminants of Emerging Concerns, including Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria’ will take place on Wednesday 28th of August and is designed to enable stakeholders and end-users to present their own challenges. The input could also influence and improve the objectives and strategies developed for a joint co-funded transnational and multi-disciplinary research and innovation call in 2020 on the topic.

The World Water Week titled ‘Water for society: Including all’ will be held from 25 to 30 August 2019 in Stockholm, Sweden.

More information on the World Water Week, including the ‘Contaminants’ meeting can be found on their website.

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