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November 17th and 18th 2021

Municipal Townhall
Mülheim/Ruhr (GERMANY)

and online

3rd Water JPI Conference

“FROM RESEARCH TO PRACTICE: pollutants, pathogens and antimicrobial resistances in the water cycle”


How can research and practice cooperate on “pollutants, pathogens and antimicrobial resistances in the water cycle”?
350 national and international water experts from research & development, companies, politics and other stakeholder groups discuss their strategies and findings at the 3rd Water JPI Conference on 17/18. November in Mülheim an der Ruhr (D) and online.

Transfer Conference

The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is host of the 3rd Water JPI Conference in Mülheim a.d.R. on 17-18 November 2021. The aim of the international conference is to foster the transfer from coordinated research and cooperation with the practice, e.g. end-users and policy makers.

The main focus of the conference lies on “pollutants, pathogens and antimicrobial resistances in the water cycle”. European and international experts will meet and discuss common challenges and share their recent discoveries and knowledge.

For this reason, European institutions and representatives of the national governments, European politicians and the European Commission will be present.

What participants can expect:

  • Information about and access to new developments in Water JPI activities, projects, achievements and further planned measures in the field of water pollution and appropriate digital solutions
  • Link and access to German and European water research communities and networks
  • Support for the transfer of knowledge and best practices to German and European politicians
  • New technologies, innovations and projects of young start-up companies
  • Opportunities to connect and network with SMEs, utilities and associations of the water sector
  • Networking and exchange with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in the field of Water research.
  • Platform to showcase your work at an exhibition for better visibility.

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Special Events

Part of the conference is the Europe-wide competition “Junior Water Jump”. Under the topic “Solutions for control of pollutants, pathogens and antimicrobial resistances in the water cycle” the competition offers young start-ups and companies an excellent platform for business models or ideas that help prevent entry and tackle problems caused by pollutants, pathogens and antimicrobial resistances in the aquatic environment.

The Water JPI conference is carried out together with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). As the world’s largest funding organization of its kind, the DAAD supports i.a. international scholarship holders, cooperations and university partnerships. Scholarship holders and alumni of the international BMBF scholarship program “Sustainable Water Management” will make a contribution to the conference and hold their alumni meeting on the previous day, November 16th, 2021.

Water JPI stands for Joint Programming Initiative “Water Challenges for a Changing World”. It is one of ten initiatives aimed at transnational cooperation between the EU member states and bringing together national resources. This is intended to increase the efficiency of research in Europe.

Maintaining the aquatic ecosystems, achieving a resource-efficient future and adapting to climate change are among the most important goals of European water policy.

The Water JPI’s mission is to promote research focused on the aquatic environment.