Kick-off meeting of intoDBP project, led by ICRA

On the 26th and 27th of January 2023, the intoDBP project officially launched its activities in the city of Madrid, Spain. The four-year project steps in to develop, test, scale-up, validate, and benchmark innovative tools and strategies to protect catchments and minimize human exposure to disinfection byproducts (DBP) under current and future climates. The consortium is led by the Catalan Institute for Water Research (ICRA-CERCA) and consists of 16 partners, among which researchers, small and large enterprises, communication experts and public services who have joined forces to generate interdisciplinary solutions, that will result into a renewed perspective of drinking water surveillance.

The first day of the kick-off meeting started with a general overview of the project, presented by Maria José Farré, the intoDBP’s coordinator and ICRA's researcher and was followed by a presentation from each partner, regarding their role and contribution to the project. During the afternoon, partners had the opportunity to visit the project’s pilot 4, the drinking water plant of Canal de Isabel II, where surface water is treated through different stages.

The second and last day of the kick-off meeting introduced the intoDBP’s four case studies across Europe where the project will implement and validate its cross-cutting products. The final part of the morning allowed partners to initiate their collaboration and brainstorm ideas, through fruitful discussions held between the Working Packages.

The intoDBP project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement n°101081728. To follow the project’s updates, please check its Twitter and LinkedIn accounts.

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