Water JPI 2018 Conference

Water JPI 2018 Conference

The Academy of Finland organised the 2nd Water JPI Conference in Helsinki on 6–7 June 2018. Conference venue was Marina Congress Center. The aim of the international conference was to attract some 200 experts in emerging pollutants to meet and discuss common challenges and share their recent discoveries and knowledge. The conference was targeted at both researchers and end-users, especially policy-makers. 

Millions of Europeans receive high-quality drinking water every day. However, the provision of safe water for drinking purposes is threatened by, for instance, the improper disposal of chemicals, animal and human waste, pesticides, emerging pollutants and emerging risks from “established” pollutants, aged water supply infrastructures, sub-optimal water management, and natural hazards.

By bringing together stakeholders from research and industry as well as policy-makers and relevant organisations, the conference contributed to filling knowledge gaps regarding the environmental behaviour of pollutants and their effects on human health. Specific topics covered included development of analysis and detection systems, water treatment opportunities, impacts of wastewater reuse on human health, new water management practices and risk predictions.

The Council of the European Union decided to launch a Joint Programming Initiative (JPI) in water research in December 2011. The aim the Water JPI is to have a joint European view of how to achieve sustainable water systems for a sustainable economy both in Europe and worldwide. 

The 2nd Water JPI Conference was held in Helsinki, June 2018. Please find below the excellent conclusion of the talks and discussions of the conference by Maurice Heral, Water JPI Chair:

Greetings from Water JPI Chair Maurice Heral

 Materials (New)


Program in pdf

Conference leaflet Water JPI.pdf 

Water JPI 2018 Abstract book.pdf

Thank you all for your participation!


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