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Boron contamination of water resources in the mediterranean region: distribution, sources, social impact and remediation (BOREMED)

Objective

Contamination by baron endangers Mediterranean water resources used for drinking water and irrigation. High baron contents remain after wastewater treatment and desalinisation limiting the use of the produced freshwater. BOREMED looks at specific settings in the Mediterranean basin in order to develop an approach to the understanding the sources, pathways and fate of baron and salinity in ground-water resources. It will provide solutions through novel water treatment technologies integrated to water management policies.
These objectives will be achieved through the following steps:
Assessment of boron contamination in the Med. basin;
evaluation of effects on human health;
development, testing and application of new technologies for boron removal on groundwater, waste-water and desalinated sea water;
development of problem specific management plans including assessment, remediation and recommendations for compliance of EU drinking water standards.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

Bureau de Recherches Géologiques et Minières
Address
Avenue Claude Guillemin 3
45060 Orleans
France

Participants (11)

AL QUDS UNIVERSITY
Palestine
Address
Abu Dis, 89 Bitanian
91100 Jerusalem
ARISTOTLE UNIVERSITY OF THESSALONIKI
Greece
Address
University Campus
54006 Thessaloniki
BEN GURION UNIVERSITY OF THE NEGEV
Israel
Address

84105 Beer Sheva
CONSORZIO INTERCOMUNALE GESTIONE RISORCE IDRICHE
Italy
Address
Via Molino Di Fondo 12
57029 Venturina
GEOINVEST LTD.
Cyprus
Address
Lignt Industrial Area Of Aglantzia 10
2152 Nicosia
GEOLOGICAL SURVEY DEPARTMENT - MINISTRY OF AGR. NAT. RES. AND ENVIRONMENT
Cyprus
Address
Lefkonos Street 1
1415 Nicosia
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA SANTE ET DE LA RECHERCHE MEDICALE
France
Address
Avenue Paul Vaillant-couturier 16
94807 Villejuif
MEKOROT WATER COMPANY LTD
Israel
Address
9,Lincoln Street 9
61201 Tel Aviv
SELOR EEIG
Netherlands
Address
Saffierstraat 101 C
Amsterdam
TEL AVIV UNIVERSITY
Israel
Address
Ramat-aviv
69978 Ramat - Aviv
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations