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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.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/environmental sciences/pollution

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-RISE-2015
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-RISE - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA
Address
Gran Via De Les Corts Catalanes 585
08007 Barcelona
Spain
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 139 500

Participants (3)

KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 139 500
Address
Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
DIMOKRITIO PANEPISTIMIO THRAKIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 139 500
Address
Panepistimioupoli Rectorate Building
69100 Komotini
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FERA SCIENCE LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 108 000
Address
30 Berners Street
W1T 3LR London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

Partners (3)

UNIVERSIDAD DE BUENOS AIRES
Argentina
Address
Calle Viamonte 430
1053 Buenos Aires
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD DE COSTA RICA
Costa Rica
Address
Ciudad Universitaria Rodrigo Facio
2060 San Pedro De Montes De Oca San Jose
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD MAYOR DE SAN SIMON
Bolivia
Address
Avenida Ballivian Esquina Reza 591
N/A Cochabamba
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments