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Effects of global change on the emission, fate, effects and risks of chemicals in aquatic ecosystems

Objective

By 2050, the world population will reach nine billion people and three quarters of the global population will live in cities. The development path to 2050 will be marked by shifts in land-use and weather patterns, and by changes in the way water and food resources are obtained and managed all over the world. These global changes (GCs) will affect the emissions, environmental transport pathways and fate of chemicals, and thus affect the exposure of the natural environment to chemicals. Future changes may also alter the sensitivity of ecosystems to chemical exposure. Therefore, the ECORISK2050 project brings together a world leading and interdisciplinary consortium of universities, research institutes, industry and regulatory and governmental authorities to deliver a cohort of Early Stage Researchers (ESRs). The coupled training goals and research objectives of the project are: (1) to assess how the inputs of chemicals from agriculture and urban environments and their fate and transport are affected by different environmental conditions, including those of specific EU regions, and how this will change under GC scenarios in order to assess the likely increase in chemical risks to human and ecosystem health; (2) to identify potential adaptation and mitigation strategies that can be implemented in the short and medium term, to abate unacceptable changes in risks, and use the GC scenarios to propose robust implementation pathways, and (3) to develop a set of tools for use by industry and policy makers, that allow the impacts of a range of GC-related drivers on chemicals risks to be assessed and managed. The project will deliver the next generation of scientists, consultants and industry and governmental decision-makers who have the knowledge and skill sets required to address the changing pressures that chemicals emitted by agricultural and urban activities pose to aquatic systems on the path to 2050 and beyond.

Coordinator

WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Net EU contribution
€ 531 239,76
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Netherlands

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Region
Oost-Nederland Gelderland Veluwe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (7)

STOCKHOLMS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 563 965,92
Address
Universitetsvagen 10
10691 Stockholm

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Region
Östra Sverige Stockholm Stockholms län
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITY OF YORK
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 606 345,12
Address
Heslington
YO10 5DD York North Yorkshire

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Region
Yorkshire and the Humber North Yorkshire York
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
FUNDACION IMDEA AGUA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 250 904,88
Address
Avenida Punto Com N2
28805 Alcala De Henares Madrid

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITAET FUER BODENKULTUR WIEN
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 264 207,24
Address
Gregor Mendel Strasse 33
1180 Wien

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Region
Wien Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
NORSK INSTITUTT FOR VANNFORSKNING
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 584 684,64
Address
Okernveien 94
0579 Oslo

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Region
Norge Oslo og Viken Oslo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 531 239,76
Address
Heidelberglaan 8
3584 CS Utrecht

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Region
West-Nederland Utrecht Utrecht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY OF JERUSALEM
Israel
Net EU contribution
€ 263 500,92
Address
Edmond J Safra Campus Givat Ram
91904 Jerusalem

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00