17-18 November 2021 in Mülheim an der Ruhr and Online-Conference

“From Research into Practice: Pollutants, Pathogens and Antimicrobial Resistances in the Water Cycle” is the overarching motto of this transfer-oriented Water JPI conference. It greatly underpins the “Aquatic Pollutants”-project and the manifold ongoing endeavours of the Water JPI in this research area.

The 3rd Water JPI Conference in Mülheim shall not only mobilise European and international water experts and researchers but also increase the participation of European institutions in activities of the Water JPI and the entire European Research Area. For this reason, the conference strives for involving representatives of the German Government as well as policy representatives from other countries and the European Commission. Furthermore, companies, associations, institutions, municipalities, utilities and individual experts interested in these topics are highly welcome.

A European-wide competition called “Junior Water Jump” entitled „Digital Solutions for the Control of Pollutants, Pathogens and Antimicrobial Resistances in the Water Cycle“ will be hosted in the context of the conference. The initial start of the Junior Water Jump is scheduled for Spring 2021. The winners will be presented at the 3rd Water JPI Conference. Therefore, start-up companies and entrepreneurs will be invited to present their solutions to overcome these challenges in the European and Global water cycle.

The 3rd Water JPI Conference will collaborate with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). As the world’s largest funding organization of its kind it promotes international scholarships, cooperation and university partnerships. Scholars of BMBF´s international programme “Sustainable Water Management” will contribute and execute their Alumni-Meeting at the 16th November 2021 prior to the conference.

The program of the 3rd WATER JPI CONFERENCE on November 17, 2021 is now published. Experts from different European countries and Water JPI member countries offer insights into their projects at the transfer event. They will report on challenges and solutions from the perspective of research and practice.

Two parallel sessions will deal with the topics “Chemicals” and “Pathogens and AMR”. Plenty of time is planned for discussions and exchanging experiences.

One highlight in the program will be the video pitches of the nominees for the Junior Water Jump, a start-up event aimed at innovative “SOLUTIONS AGAINST POLLUTANTS, PATHOGENS AND ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCES IN THE WATER CYCLE”. Participants from five European countries submitted their innovations by August 16, 2021. An international jury will select the best proposals. The award is presented together with 13,000 euros in prize money. Skion Water, RWW and Isle Utilities will contribute all rewards. You can find information on the Junior Water Jump here. All submitted videos will be available online upon approval.

Moreover, there will be the opportunity to learn about the 18 transnational research and development projects of the ERA-Net Cofund “AquaticPollutants”, funded with 20 million euros. The aim of the interdisciplinary and transfer-oriented research within this call is to analyse the interactions between anthropogenic micro-pollutants and pathogens in the aquatic environment and to investigate their consequences for human health. An additional transfer project will support both, networking of the scientific projects as well as the transfer of their results into politics, economy and society.

The event aims at international researchers, practitioners from companies and authorities as well as politicians. Up to 180 participants are expected to attend the event in the city hall of Mülheim / Ruhr. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the participation has to be limited strongly. Alternatively, participation will also be offered via an online event. The participation fee is 60€, both for the face-to-face event in Mülheim / Ruhr and the online event.

The 3 rd WATER JPI CONFERENCE in Mülheim / Ruhr is hosted by the Federal Ministry for Education and Research.

Interested? You will find the program and the registrations for both, the face-to-face event in Mülheim / Ruhr and the online event here.

If you have any further questions, please contact our event management.

Janine Rosen
Event Manager
IWW Water Centre
E-Mail: [email protected]
Phone: +49 (0)208 40303-378
Address: Moritzstr. 26, 45476 Muelheim an der Ruhr, Germany