What is ECORISK2050 project?

Published On: April 2, 2020

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ECORISK2050 is a Europe wide project funded by the European Union in the framework of the H2020 Marie Sklodowska Curie Action – Innovative Training Networks. ECORISK2050 will analyse and address risks of chemicals of emerging concern in water, focusing on scenarios up to 2050.

The ECORISK2050 project brings together a world leading and interdisciplinary consortium of universities, research institutes (including IMDEA Water), industry and regulatory and governmental authorities to deliver a cohort of Early Stage Researchers (ESRs). The coupled training goals and research objectives of the project are:

  • Firstly, to assess how the inputs of chemicals from agriculture and urban environments and their fate and transport are affected by different environmental conditions, including those of specific EU regions, and how this will change under GC scenarios in order to assess the likely increase in chemical risks to human and ecosystem health.
  • Secondly, to identify potential adaptation and mitigation strategies that can be implemented in the short and medium term, to abate unacceptable changes in risks, and use the GC scenarios to propose robust implementation pathways.
  • And lastly to develop a set of tools for use by industry and policy makers, that allow the impacts of a range of GC related drivers on chemicals risks to be assessed and managed.

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