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Research platform on antibiotic resistance spread through wastewater treatment plants

Project description

A united front to battle the coalescence of dangerous bacteria in wastewater treatment plants

Wastewater treatment plants render sewage safe for release to the environment. Unfortunately, they are also one of the most important sources of antibiotic-resistant bacteria (ARB). Microbes from humans, animals and the environment – many of which harbour antibiotic-resistant genes resulting from overuse of antibiotics – come together in a confined system. Standardised data collection and analyses regarding ARB and associated genes present in wastewater are vital to effectively managing future environmental and public health risks. REPARES will fill a critical need, supporting academic expertise and funding, while creating the structural framework for cooperation with public and governmental agencies via integrated databases, a web platform, and numerous outreach and informational activities.

Call for proposal

H2020-WIDESPREAD-2018-03
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

VYSOKA SKOLA CHEMICKO-TECHNOLOGICKA V PRAZE
Address
Technicka 5
166 28 Praha
Czechia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 301 500

Participants (4)

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 120 000
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STICHTING WETSUS, EUROPEAN CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE FOR SUSTAINABLE WATER TECHNOLOGY
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 120 000
Address
Oostergoweg 9
8911 MA Leeuwarden
Activity type
Research Organisations
AALBORG UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 120 000
Address
Fredrik Bajers Vej 7K
9220 Aalborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDADE CATOLICA PORTUGUESA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 120 356,25
Address
Palma De Cima
1649 023 Lisboa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments