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


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.

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