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Tracking the origin of faecal pollution in surface water (TOFPSW)

Project information

Grant agreement ID: EVK1-CT-2000-00080

  • Start date

    1 January 2001

  • End date

    31 December 2003

Funded under:

FP5-EESD

  • Overall budget:

    € 974 098

  • EU contribution

    € 974 098

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA

Spain

Objective

The project seeks to develop an innovative tool to determine faecal pollution sources using standardised methods, in a common sampling strategy within the EU dimension. Levels of present microbial faecal indicators (faecal coliforms and streptococci, spores of clostridia and somatic coliphages) will be compared with levels of proposed parameters (phages of Bacteroides fragilis, sub grouping of F- specific RNA phages, phenotyping of faecal coliforms/streptococci and levels of beta-stanol) for tracking faecal sources of pollution in a wide range of surface waters. The proposal plans to develop and compare new methods (speciation and biochemical phenotyping of Bifidobacterium spp., specific detection of Giardia spp., human viruses indicator detected by nucleic acid recognition and antibiotic resistance profiles in faecal streptococci) with established approaches. The end users that could benefit from the findings of this project have been identified.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA

Address

645,Av. Diagonal 645
08028 Barcelona

Spain

Participants (4)

KAROLINSKA INSTITUTE

Sweden

STATE GENERAL LABORATORY

Cyprus

UNIVERSITE HENRI POINCARE NANCY 1

France

UNIVERSITY OF BRIGHTON

United Kingdom

Project information

Grant agreement ID: EVK1-CT-2000-00080

  • Start date

    1 January 2001

  • End date

    31 December 2003

Funded under:

FP5-EESD

  • Overall budget:

    € 974 098

  • EU contribution

    € 974 098

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA

Spain