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Development of rehabilitation technologies and approaches for multipressured degraded waters and the integration of their impact on river basin management

Objective

Within the AQUAREHAB project, different innovative rehabilitation technologies for soil, groundwater and surface water will be developed to cope with a number of hazardous (nitrates, pesticides, chlorinated and aromatic compounds, mixed pollutions,…) within heavily degraded water systems. The technologies are activated riparian zones/wetlands; smart biomass containing carriers for treatment of water in open trenches; in-situ technologies to restore degraded surface water by inhibiting influx of pollutants from groundwater to surface water; multifunctional permeable barriers and injectable Fe-based particles for rehabilitation of groundwater. Methods will be developed to determine the (long-term) impact of the innovative rehabilitation technologies on the reduction of the influx of these priority pollutants towards the receptor. A connection between the innovative technologies and river basin management will be worked out. In a first stage of the project, the technologies and integration of their impact in river basin management will be developed in three different river basins (Denmark, Israel, Belgium). In a second stage, the generic approaches will be extrapolated to one or two more river basins. One of the major outcomes of the project will be a generic river basin management tool that integrates multiple measures with ecological and economic impact assessments of the whole water system. The research in the project is focussed on innovative rehabilitation strategies to reduce priority pollutants in the water system whereas the generic management tool will include other measures related to flood protection, water scarcity and ecosystem health, The project will aid in underpinning river basin management plans being developed in EU Member States, and will demonstrate cost effective technologies that can provide technical options for national and local water managers, planners and other stakeholders (drinking water companies, industry, agriculture,

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/organic chemistry/aromatic compounds
  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/physiotherapy
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/water treatment processes/drinking water treatment processes

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2008-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-IP - Large-scale integrating project

Coordinator

VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.
Address
Boeretang 200
2400 Mol
Belgium
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 2 002 567,25
Administrative Contact
Leen Bastiaens (Dr.)

Participants (18)

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 415 400
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Maria Vereeken (Ms.)
Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 350 602,75
Address
Oster Voldgade 10
1350 Kobenhavn K
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Jens Aamand (Prof.)
HELMHOLTZ ZENTRUM MUENCHEN DEUTSCHES FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM FUER GESUNDHEIT UND UMWELT GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 296 203
Address
Ingolstadter Landstrasse 1
85764 Neuherberg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jürgen Ertel (Dr.)
FUNDACIO CTM CENTRE TECNOLOGIC
Spain
EU contribution
€ 291 655,60
Address
Placa De La Ciencia 2
08243 Manresa Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Juan-Jose Martin (Mr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 321 035,75
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Maarten De Groot (Mr.)
SAPION HANS MILIEU-ADVIES
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 75 287,50
Address
Oude Bevelsesteenweg 51
2560 Nijlen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Hans Sapion (Mr.)
Isodetect GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 170 200
Address
Ingolstadter Landstrasse 1
D-85764 Munchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Heinrich Eisenmann (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF STUTTGART
Germany
EU contribution
€ 349 765
Address
Keplerstrasse 7
70174 Stuttgart
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Juergen Braun (Dr.)
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 286 098
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jos Teunissen (Mr.)
BEN-GURION UNIVERSITY OF THE NEGEV
Israel
EU contribution
€ 280 360
Address
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84105 Beer Sheva
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Daphna Tripto (Ms.)
Masarykova univerzita
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 160 400
Address
Zerotinovo Namesti 9
60177 Brno Stred
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Roman Hladik (Mr.)
UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL, SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATION -UNESCO
France
EU contribution
€ 322 561,75
Address
Place De Fontenoy 7
75352 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Robert De Bruijn (Mr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 265 109,20
Address
Firth Court Western Bank
S10 2TN Sheffield
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gill Wells (Ms.)
POLITECNICO DI TORINO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 290 794
Address
Corso Duca Degli Abruzzi 24
10129 Torino
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Antonia Capodiferro (Ms.)
HOGANAS AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 43 968
Address
.
263 83 Hoganas
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Patricia Jansson (Ms.)
KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 252 064
Address
Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ivan Kristoffersen (Mr.)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE L ENVIRONNEMENT ET DES RISQUES INERIS
France
EU contribution
€ 162 327,25
Address
Parc Technologique Alata
60550 Verneuil En Halatte
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Fabienne Mathieu-Gouteyron (Ms.)
ENVIRONMENTAL INSTITUTE s.r.o.
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 248 260
Address
Okruzna 784/42
97241 Kos
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jaroslav Slobodnik (Dr.)