We published our first deliverable
14 December, 2022
What knowledge gaps exist in the realm of CECs, AMR and pathogens? What are the needs and demands for knowledge among different stakeholders and from national and European legislation? It is our task as AquaticPollutantsTransNet to address these questions: we support the 18 AquaticPollutants research & innovation projects in addressing these needs, helping them disseminate their results to targeted stakeholders via innovative knowledge transfer strategies.
In our first deliverable, "Mapping of end-user groups and governance and synthesis of their demands for knowledge", we present the results of more than 50 stakeholder interviews and show an overview of the knowledge gaps and demands of different stakeholder groups in the water sector. We focused on the three countries of the TransNet consortium: Germany, Sweden and France, as well as the European Union. A review of more than 100 national and international regulatory documents contributed to the overview of knowledge demands.
For Deliverable 1.1, we first identified the stakeholders involved with CECs, AMR and/or pathogens and then analyzed their working relationships and networks. This allowed us to identify which key groups could be interviewed. The interview covered the following topics:
- Available or missing knowledge on aquatic pollutants
- Challenges in accessing this knowledge
- Tools and networks used to access information and learn about new developments
You can read about our results, the key findings we took away, and our next steps on the topic of knowledge gaps and knowledge needs in our deliverable here.