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Impact of climate change on the transport, fate and risk management of viral pathogens in water

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 243923

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2010

  • End date

    31 March 2013

Funded under:

FP7-ENVIRONMENT

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 127 083,20

  • EU contribution

    € 2 421 016,40

Coordinated by:

ABERYSTWYTH UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

Objective

The use of hydrological models to determine the effects of climate change on the variation in viral flux, and therefore in risk associated with viral disease, constitutes a novel approach to the management of water-related disease. Tools developed in previous EU Projects will be used to conduct case studies on five selected sites (in Sweden, Spain, Hungary, Greece and Brazil) vulnerable to climate change (principally rainfall events), and the empirical baseline data accrued will be used in mathematical models constructed to estimate changes in exposure under defined conditions. Exposure levels will then be used to estimate risk of disease associated with such changes. Tools will include novel methods for processing of sewage, effluent and water samples, for quantitative detection of the target viruses, and for the determination of the source (human or animal) of viral pollution. Models will be adapted from existing epidemiological models for viral disease in the community, or will be generated de novo as required. Bacterial faecal indicator analysis will permit the determination of any relationships between virus levels and water quality standards, and also between changes in virus concentration in water and risk to public health activities, such as bathing in polluted water or consumption of shellfish.

Coordinator

ABERYSTWYTH UNIVERSITY

Address

Visualisation Centre Penglais
Sy23 3bf Aberystwyth

United Kingdom

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 537 664,40

Administrative Contact

Emyr Huw Reynolds (Mr.)

Participants (7)

UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 398 116

VELINDRE NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE TRUST

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 45 000

PANEPISTIMIO PATRON

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 302 004

UMEA UNIVERSITET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 494 624

FUNDACAO OSWALDO CRUZ

Brazil

EU Contribution

€ 245 604

NEMZETI NEPEGESZSEGUGYI KOZPONT

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 242 004

FUNDACIO INSTITUT CATALA DE CIENCIES DEL CLIMA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 156 000

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 243923

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2010

  • End date

    31 March 2013

Funded under:

FP7-ENVIRONMENT

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 127 083,20

  • EU contribution

    € 2 421 016,40

Coordinated by:

ABERYSTWYTH UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

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