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KNOWLEDGE FOR PESTICIDES CONTROL

Objective

KKNOWPEC, Knowledge for pesticides control, aims to create a transnational research network between Europe and Latin America focused on the challenge of unwanted pesticides in the environment. KNOWPEC wants to identify the occurrence and fate of banned and toxic pesticides in drinking and natural waters in agricultural areas of Latin America where knowledge on occurrence and risk is scarce. KNOWPEC wants to assess the environmental and potential human risks of the pesticides detected, and to provide solutions for both reducing pollution at source, and remediating contaminated water. Together, KNOWPEC will promote the sharing of knowledge at each step from pesticide analysis, toxicity and risk assessment to advanced treatment technologies that jointly enables the design of sustainable solutions to each pesticide pollution problem. Moreover, we want to create the tools of information and networking for a source of collaboration between European and Latin America institutions under the framework of the environmental and human protection from pesticides.

KNOWPEC will make important contributions increasing the knowledge of pesticide pollution in potable and natural waters in selected Latin America locations providing typical (or exemplary) cases of widespread agricultural practices and ecological regions. This, together with the application of knowledge from a network of experts in chemical analysis, environmental toxicity and risk assessment, and innovative water treatment technologies in training future specialists, will contribute to safeguarding drinking water supplies and providing solutions for sustainable food production, and a sustainable environment.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA
Net EU contribution
€ 139 500,00
Address
Gran Via De Les Corts Catalanes 585
08007 Barcelona
Spain

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Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (3)

KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 139 500,00
Address
Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn

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Region
Danmark Hovedstaden Byen København
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
DIMOKRITIO PANEPISTIMIO THRAKIS
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 139 500,00
Address
Panepistimioupoli Rectorate Building
691 00 Komotini

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Region
Ροδόπη Aνατολική Μακεδονία Βόρεια Ελλάδα
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
FERA SCIENCE LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 108 000,00
Address
65 Gresham Street
EC2V 7NQ London

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Region
London Inner London — West Camden and City of London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Partners (3)

Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

UNIVERSIDAD DE BUENOS AIRES
Argentina
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Calle Viamonte 430
1053 Buenos Aires

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 126 000,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

UNIVERSIDAD DE COSTA RICA
Costa Rica
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Ciudad Universitaria Rodrigo Facio
2060 San Pedro De Montes De Oca San Jose

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 126 000,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

UNIVERSIDAD MAYOR DE SAN SIMON
Bolivia
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Avenida Ballivian N. 591 Esquina Reza
N/A Cochabamba

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 126 000,00