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Research

Current Projects

RIVARA quantitative concept to study human-derived antibiotic resistance in rivers along the human wastewater path
Duration: 2020–2023
Funding body: NÖ Forschungs- und Bildungsges.m.b.H. (NFB)
Contact: Alexander Kirschner, Andreas Farnleitner
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SwimCity: The impact of floods and storm events on short-term variations of water quality in urban recreational surface waters
Duration: 2020
Funding body: OeAW, Anniversary Fund of the City of Vienna call CLIMATE CHANGE: living with the consequences in a metropolitan region like Vienna
Contact: Sílvia Cervero-Aragó, Julia Derx
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Fecal pollution routes of antibiotic resistance along the whole Danube River
Duration: 2019–2023
Funding body: Austrian Science Fund (FWF, Project No. P32464)
Contact: Alexander Kirschner, Andreas Farnleitner
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MULTISENSE AQUA Automated Online Flow Cytometry for Real-time Monitoring of Bacteria and Particles in Drinking Water
Duration: 2019–2022
Funding body: EU/EUROSTARS, Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG)
Contact: Alexander Kirschner, Andreas Farnleitner, Rita Linke
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Monitoring the faecal input situation for the Lower Austrian Danube using E. coli
Duration: 2019–2021
Funding body: Amt der NÖ Landesregierung – Gruppe Wasser
Contact: Andreas Farnleitner, Alexander Kirschner
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triboREMEDYBreakthrough remediation strategy for safeguarding human and environmental health
Duration: 2019–2022
Funding body: EUROPEAN COMMISSION, Research Executive Agency
Grant Agreement number: 829047 – triboREMEDY – H2020-FETOPEN-2018-2020/H2020
Contact: Regina Sommer, Sílvia Cervero-Aragó
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Vibrio cholerae
Duration: 2019–2021
Funding body: NÖ Forschungs- und Bildungsges.m.b.H. (NFB)
Contact: Alexander Kirschner, Julia Vierheilig
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The impact of Giardia spp. as a reference pathogen in urban water systems
Duration: 2018–2021
Funding body: Wiener Wissenschafts-, Forschungs- und Technologiefonds (WWTF)
Contact: Sílvia Cervero-Aragó, Julia Derx
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REEgain Nachhaltiges biologisches Recycling von umweltbedenklichen Stoffen (Rare Earth Elements) aus Elektronikabfall und Abwässern Udržitelná biologická recyklace ekologicky problematických látek (prvku vzácných zemin) z elektronického odpadu a vody
Duration: 2018–2022
Funding body: Interreg – Europäischer Fonds für regionale Entwicklung
Contact: Andreas Farnleitner
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Aquascreen Entwicklung eines zukunftsweisenden Wasseruntersuchungsverfahrens für die Trinkwasserversorgung von morgen
Duration: 2018–2020
Funding body: FTI Programm Niederösterreich: Forschungsförderung für Wissenschaft und Wirtschaft des Landes Niederösterreich
Contact: Andreas Farnleitner, Domenico Savio

Protozoan mimics Überprüfung neuer Ersatzsubstanzen für Protozoen
Duration: 2018–2021
Funding body: Fonds zur Förderung der Wissenschaftlichen Forschung (FWF)
Contact: Margaret Stevenson, Alfred Paul Blaschke
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AQUASAFE: Establishing water safety monitoring for tomorrow: genetic faecal marker diagnostics for the detection and tracking of contamination
Duration: 2017–2020
Funding body: NÖ Forschungs- und Bildungsges.m.b.H. (NFB)
Contact: Andreas Farnleitner, Domenico Savio
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Selection and Characterization of DNA Aptamers for Health-relevant Bacteria in Water
Duration: 2017–2020
Funding body: Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften
Contact: Claudia Kolm, Georg Reischer

FWF DKplus Doctoral College "Water Resource Systems"
Duration: 2009–2021
Funding body: FWF
Contact: Günter Blöschl (head), Andreas Farnleitner (Subject area head "Water and Health)
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Interuniversity Cooperation Centre (ICC) Water and Health (HSRSM)
Duration: 2014–2018
Funding body: Federal Ministry of Science, Research & Economics
Contact: Andreas Farnleitner, Regina Sommer, Alfred Paul Blaschke, Alexander Kirschner

The interest and basic competence of ICC Water & Health are defined by the full range of water & health issues that reflect microbiological, chemical, toxicological and esthetic aspects of water quality. However, the main research focuses are currently concerned with the microbiological aspects of water quality.

Our publishing activities are aimed at the compilation of international quality-assured scientific publications (peer reviews) as well as publication in German-language media specializing in practical use.

Moreover, we collaborate in the preparation of standards and rules at the national and international levels.


The ICC Water & Health
is a Cooporation of:

Technische Universität Wien
Medizinische Universität Wien
Karl Landsteiner Privatuniversität für Gesundheitswissenschaften