Project: Wildlife, Agricultural soils, Water environments and antimicrobial resistance - what is known, needed and feasible for global Environmental Surveillance

Acronym WAWES (Reference Number: JPIAMR_2018_N018)
Duration 01/01/2019 - 31/12/2019
Project Topic The World Health Organisation (WHO), Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), and World organisation for Animal health (OIE), agree that surveillance of antibiotic/antimicrobial resistant bacteria (AMR) should be performed using a One Health multi-sectoral approach. Despite this, there is an overall lack of surveillance focusing on the environment and wildlife. Furthermore, there is unquestionably a lack of standardisation and synergy between projects and research efforts focusing on AMR in the environment and wildlife. The JPIAMR Strategic research agenda published in 2013 also highlighted the lack of data, comparable information and cross-sectoral studies on AMR in the environment. To amend this, we have initiated the WAWES network - Wildlife, Agricultural soils, Water environments and antimicrobial resistance - what is known, needed and feasible for global Environmental Surveillance, which consists of 27 partners from 16 countries from all over the globe representing low to high income settings. The WAWES participants have a shared objective of finding a way to perform global comparative surveillance of AMR in the environment and wildlife, which is furthermore applicable in the majority of countries irrespective of economic resources. Due to the complexity of the environment WAWES will in the initial phase focus on wildlife, agricultural soils and water environments, including wastewater.
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Network JPI AMR
Call 7th Joint Call of JPIAMR

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 National Veterinary Institute Coordinator Sweden
2 National Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety Observer France
3 Maynooth University Observer Ireland
4 Technische Universität Dresden Observer Germany
5 Animal and Plant Health Agency Observer United Kingdom
6 University of South Australia Observer Australia
7 University of Guelph Observer Canada
8 University of Western Ontario Observer Canada
9 Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative Ontario/Nunavut Observer Canada
10 Shandong University Observer China
11 Tsinghua University Observer China
12 University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences Observer Czech Republic
13 Université de Limoges Observer France
14 Universität Greifswald Observer Germany
15 Istituto Superiore di Sanità Observer Italy
16 Wageningen University & Research Observer Netherlands
17 Rijksinstituut voor Volksgezondheid en Milieu Observer Netherlands
18 The Norwegian Veterinary Institute Observer Norway
19 Norwegian Institute for Water Research Observer Norway
20 National Veterinary Research Institute Observer Poland
21 University of Warsaw Observer Poland
22 Uppsala University Observer Sweden
23 Swedish University of agricultural Sciences Observer Sweden
24 National Research Institute for Rural Engineering, Water, and Forestry Observer Tunisia
25 Institut Supérieur des Sciences Appliquées et de Technologie de Mahdia Observer Tunisia
26 VNU University of Science Observer Viet Nam
27 Universidade de São Paulo Observer Brazil