Swedish Research Council at the World Water Week 

During World Water Week 2019 Swedish Research Council and Formas will arrange a showcase for One of the most serious risks for freshwater and marine ecosystems and consequently human health derives from the occurrence of emerging contaminants and pathogens, especially antibiotic resistant bacteria, in the environment.


28 August 2019




Room: Tele2 Arena, M2, Stockholm


Swedish Research Council and Formas

Challenges of Contaminants of Emerging Concerns, including Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria

To face this challenge in a comprehensive way and to provide multidisciplinary solutions for a safe and clean aquatic ecosystems (freshwater, groundwater, marine), three Joint Programming Initiatives (JPIs): Water JPI “Water Challenges for a Changing World”, JPI Oceans “Healthy and Productive Seas and Oceans” and JPI AMR “On Antimicrobial Resistance” are jointly acting for strengthening the European Research Area (ERA) in the field of clean and healthy aquatic ecosystems and to leverage untapped potential in the collaboration between the freshwater, marine and health research areas. The three JPIs expect to launch a co-funded transnational and multi-disciplinary call 2020 for research and innovation proposals.

This showcase will enable stakeholders and end-users to present their own challenges, influence and improve the objectives and strategies developed in the call in order to address the most urgent scientific challenges and priorities- in doing so, pave the way for the implementation of a more efficient Water policy.

More information and showcase agenda.external link, opens in new window

World Water Week is a conference organized by SIWIexternal link, opens in new window. The conference focuses on new thinking and positive action toward water-related challenges and their impact on the world's environment, health, climate, economic and poverty reduction.

PUBLISHED ON 04 July 2019

UPDATED ON 04 July 2019

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