• Thursday, November 7, 2024
  • 10:15 - 13:00
  • Memo
  • Agorà Malatesta – Enviromental Monitoring Area D8 pav.
  • Italian
  • organized by Organized by: Ecomondo STC & National Health Institute, EC/JRC, UTILITALIA (Italian federation of energy, water and environmental services), Marche Polytehcnic University, ASSOARPA (National Association of Regional Environmental Protection Agencies)
  • with speeches and posters from the Call for Papers 2024


The water and health nexus has been upgraded from the issues related mainly to pro contaminated water and poor sanitation to several opportunities that span from innovative technologies, investments and business, support for advanced monitoring to prevent possible pandemics. This workshop will highlight how risk-based approach is now mainstreaming the new EU directives and regulations, so as to pave the way for a paradigm shift. In addition, results from interfaces between water and health experts will allow the definition of the current state of the art and perspective for joint industrial development of the sectors.

Session Chairs

Bernd Gawlik, Ecomondo STC and Joint Research Centre, European Commission
Luca Lucentini, Ecomondo STC and Italian National Health Institute


10.15 Introduction by the Chairs

EU-wide studies for water and health nexus
Bernd Gawlik, EC JRC, portfolio leader water quality

Methodologies for risk-based approaches
Luca Lucentini, Istituto Superiore di Sanità 

Risk management and water reuse: case studies
Francesco Fatone, Marche Polytechnic University
Attilio Toscano, University of Bologna

11.30 Speeches selected from the Call for Papers

12.30 Discussion and closure by the Chairs