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Solutions for present and future emerging pollutants in land and water resources management

Project leader: Miren López de Alda (Coordinator: Werner Brack from UFZ, Leipzig, Germany)
SOLUTIONS searches for new and improved tools, models, and methods to support decisions in environmental and water policies. Therefore, the overall goal of the project is to produce consistent solutions for the large number of legacy, present and future emerging chemicals posing a risk to European water bodies with respect to ecosystems and human health.
To this end, SOLUTIONS:
- delivers efficient tools for the identification of risk substances and mixtures by developing a new generation of monitoring approaches and bio- & chemo-analytical tools.
- provides enhanced comprehension on chemical exposure and effect by compiling a full chain of integrated models and databases.
- demonstrates the added value of the new generation of tools in trans-European case studies (Danube, Rhine, and rivers of the Iberian peninsula) with links to existing monitoring programs such as the Joint Danube Survey.
- elaborates a coherent conceptual framework for the assessment, prioritization and abatement of pollutants and mixtures thereof to protect European waters and to minimize ecological and human health risks.

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