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ANtibioticS and mobile resistance elements in WastEwater Reuse applications: risks and innovative solutions

Objective

In response to the increasing problem of water shortage, the reuse of treated urban wastewater is considered the most suitable and reliable alternative for sustainable water management and agricultural development. In spite of the benefits associated with this practice, major concerns currently exist, related to the adverse effects regarding chemical and biological contaminants of emerging concern such as antibiotics and mobile antibiotic resistance elements such as antibiotic resistant bacteria and resistance genes. These are now considered as a serious public health problem by various international organizations and the European Commission, because of their spread in the environment, the food chain, drinking water, etc. To tackle these problems, scientists with an interdisciplinary research/training background are urgently needed. This ETN will train a new generation of ESRs to address the risks associated with such contaminants and wastewater reuse. Innovative chemical, microbiological, toxicological and modelling tools, and novel process engineering will form the scientific and training core of their innovative research projects and training. The project will contribute to understanding the fate and transmission of antibiotics and resistance from wastewater to the environment and humans, through soil, ground/surface water and crops. Relevant ELVs will be determined, essential for the development and implementation of regulatory frameworks. This project directly tackles these aspects, by bringing together a multidisciplinary research team, with the private sector, and policy makers and through communication activities towards stakeholders and the wider public.

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/health sciences/public and environmental health
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/water management
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture/plant breeding/crops
  • /medical and health sciences/basic medicine/pharmacology and pharmacy/drug resistance/antibiotic resistance

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2015
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF CYPRUS
Address
Kallipoleos Street 75
1678 Nicosia
Cyprus
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 482 758,56

Participants (9)

ENVIRONMENTAL INSTITUTE s.r.o.
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 231 078,96
Address
Okruzna 784/42
97241 Kos
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KWR WATER B.V.
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 255 374,28
Address
Groningenhaven 7
3433 PE Nieuwegein
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THE AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH ORGANISATION OF ISRAEL - THE VOLCANI CENTRE
Israel
EU contribution
€ 260 300,52
Address
Derech Hamcabim 68
50250 Bet Dagan
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 495 745,92
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
ADVENTECH - ADVANCED ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGIES LDA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 238 356,36
Address
Rua De Fundoes - Centro Empresarial E Tecnologico 151
3700 121 Sao Joao Da Madeira
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSIDADE CATOLICA PORTUGUESA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 476 712,72
Address
Palma De Cima
1649 023 Lisboa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 498 432,96
Address
Helmholtzstrasse 10
01069 Dresden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI SALERNO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 258 061,32
Address
Via Giovanni Paolo Ii 132
84084 Fisciano Sa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 511 868,16
Address
Karlsplatz 13
1040 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

Partners (8)

OSTERREICHISCHE AGENTUR FUR GESUNDHEIT UND ERNAHRUNGSSICHERHEIT GMBH
Austria
Address
Spargelfeldstrasse 191
1220 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
ABWASSERVERBAND BRAUNSCHWEIG
Germany
Address
Celler Strasse 22
38176 Wendeburg
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
BioDetection Systems B.V.
Netherlands
Address
Science Park 406
1098 XH Amsterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HIGHCHEM SRO
Slovakia
Address
Leskova 11
811 04 Bratislava
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY OF JERUSALEM
Israel
Address
Edmond J Safra Campus Givat Ram
91904 Jerusalem
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ISTITUTO SUPERIORE DI SANITA
Italy
Address
Viale Regina Elena 299
00161 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
VA TECH WABAG GmbH
Austria
Address
Dresdner Strasse 87-91
1200 Vienna
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments