3rd Water JPI Conference

on November 17, 2021 in MÜlheim/Ruhr and online 


The occurrence of pathogens and contaminants of emerging concern in water resources are one of the most serious risks in our environment. As a matter of fact, the aquatic environment and the security of supply for people with drinking water are equally threatened. Therefore, science, water management, politics and civil society must not lose any time in meeting this challenge in a collaborative and interdisciplinary manner.

The 3rd Water JPI Conference on November 17, 2021 in Mülheim/Ruhr therefore has the topic: “FROM RESEARCH TO PRACTICE: POLLUTANTS, PATHOGENS AND ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCES IN THE WATER CYCLE”. European and international experts will meet and discuss common challenges and share their recent experiences and knowledge.
At the conference, the challenges and results from the perspectives of research and practice will be presented by international speakers in two parallel sessions on the topics “Chemicals“ and “Pathogens and Antimicrobial Resistances (AMR)“.

The conference is an important component of the trans­national research and development project on the subject of water pollutants. As part of the ERA-Net Cofund “AquaticPollutants“ call, eighteen projects were selected for 20M€ funding in response to the joint call on risks posed to human health and the environment by pollutants and pathogens present in the water resources. The projects will present their work in a poster exhibition at conference venue.

Two parallel sessions – All Time Slots are Central European Time (CET)

08:0009:00Registration & Coffee


Introduction
09:0009:20Welcome notes |
Helmut Löwe, German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
Giuseppina Monacelli, Water JPI Chair
Marc Buchholz, Mayor, Mülheim an der Ruhr
09:2009:35Presentation of AquaticPollutants Projects and Transfer Project
Thomas Track – Dechema


Session 1 – AMR sources and managment
09:3510:00The contribution of WWTPs to AMR in Europe
Célia M. Manaia – Universidade Católica Portuguesa
10:0010:25The health sector and its impact on AMR in the aquatic environment
Nasreen Hassoun-kheir – Rambam Health Care Campus, Israel
10:2510:35Junior Water Jump – Video pitch #1
10:3511:05Coffee & Snacks | Poster Exhibition


Session 2 – AMR risk assessment
11:0511:35Antibiotic Resistances in Aquatic Ecosystems
Claudia Stange, Lara Stelmaszyk, Johannes Ho, Andreas Tiehm, TZW: DVGW-Technologiezentrum Wasser
11:3512:00AMR in drinking water and risk assessment
Carlos Bezuidenhout – North West University South Africa


Session 3 – AMR risk assessment and pathogens
12:0012:25Risk management and regulation of AMR
Gertjan Medema – KWR, Delft University
12:2512:50Pathogens in drinking water and other water resources
Tarja Pitkänen – The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki University
12:5013:00Junior Water Jump – Video pitch #2
13:0014:15Lunch | Poster Exhibition


Session 4 – CoVid monitoring
14:2014:45Advances in aquatic CoVid monitoring
Rosina Gironés – Barcelona University
14:4515:10A wastewater – based CoVid early warning system
Ismahane Remonnay / Adele Lazuka – Veolia France
15:1015:40Coffee & Cake | Poster Exhibition
15:4016:00Award Ceremony Junior Water Jump
16:0016:30Panel Discussion
16:3016:40Conclusions & Summary
08:0009:00Registration & Coffee


Introduction
09:0009:20Welcome notes | 
Helmut Löwe, German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
Giuseppina Monacelli, Water JPI Chair
Marc Buchholz, Mayor, Mülheim an der Ruhr
09:2009:35Presentation of AquaticPollutants Projects and Transfer Project
Thomas Track – Dechema


Session 1 – New challenges
09:3510:00PMT chemicals in the aquatic enviroment 
Prof. Dr. Thorsten Reemtsma – Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research GmbH – UFZ
10:0010:25Organic pollutants in drinking water resources – a case study from Berlin
Regina Gnirß – Berlin Water Utilities
10:2510:35Junior Water Jump – Video pitch #1
10:3511:05Coffee & Snacks | Poster Exhibition


Session 2 – Groundwater pollution
11:0511:35Managed aquifer recharge – risks and benefits
Jens Aamand – Geological Survey of Denmark
11:3512:00Long-term evaluation of MAR application for drinking water
Emmanuel Van Houtte – IWVA Belgium


Session 3 – Water re-use
12:0012:25Fate of pollutants 
Paola Verlicchi – University of Ferrara, Italy
12:2512:50Best practice examples
Frank Rogalla – Aqualia Spain
12:5013:00Junior Water Jump – Video pitch #2
13:0014:15Lunch | Poster Exhibition


Session 4 – Mitigation
14:2014:45Policy options for regulation of chemicals of concern
Christoph Schulte – German Environment Agency
14:4515:10How EU research and innovation is tackling contaminants of concern
Avelino Gonzalez Gonzalez – European Commission, DG Research and Innovation
15:1015:40Coffee & Cake | Poster Exhibition
15:4015:55Award Ceremony Junior Water Jump
15:5516:30Panel Discussion
16:3016:40Conclusions & Summary

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We as organizers obey all applicable local, state, tribal, and territorial laws, regulations and rules. Due to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic we reserve the right to taking our event fully online if necessary. 

Requirements for participation in person:

  •  Be fully vaccinated (2 doses when so required by the vaccine) for more than two weeks
  •  Be in possession of a negative PCR test carried out no more than 48 hours prior to the day of attendance at the event.
  •  Be in possession of a certificate of recovery from Covid-19. The certificate of recovery is valid 10 days after the positive PCR test and has a duration of 6 months (180 days).

Wearing masks, physical distancing, hand hygiene, and respiratory etiquette are mandatory on event premises.