New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) are new drugs not controlled by UN drug conventions that may pose a threat to public health. NPSeuronet developed an integrated approach to improve the capacity to identify and assess the spread of NPS in Europe.
The WATCH project was commissioned by the EC-DG-HOME to investigate the potential of wastewater analysis for law enforcement and public health. The project covered 47 cities with more than 18 million inhabitants.
SEWPROF established inter-disciplinary and cross-sectoral research capability and trained the next generation of scientists working in the new and exciting field of wastewater-based epidemiology. SEWPROF developed and validated new, integrated tools towards public health monitoring at a community level .
European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST)
The Action expanded a pan-European network of experts to establish a common testing platform to increase the comparable resolution of available data from wastewater. The team developed new biomarkers for community assessment of health, lifestyle, environment, and diet. It aimed to integrate wastewater-based approaches with other metrics