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|Title:||The SOLUTIONS project: Challenges and responses for present and future emerging pollutants in land and water resources management|
|Authors:||BRACK Werner; ALTENBURGER Rolf; SCHÜÜRMANN Gerrit; KRAUSS Martin; LÓPEZ HERRÁEZ David; VAN GILS Jos; SLOBODNIK Jaroslav; MUNTHE John; GAWLIK Bernd; VAN WENZEL Annemarie; SCHRIKS Merijn; HOLLENDER Juliane; TOLLEFSEN Knut Erik; MEKENYAN O; DIMITROV Saby; BUNKE Dirk; COUSINS Ian; POSTHUMA Leo; VAN DEN BRINK Paul J.; LÓPEZ DE ALDA Miren; BARCELÓ Damia; FAUST Michael; KORTENKAMP Andreas; SCRIMSHAW Mark; IGNATOVA Svetlana; ENGELEN Guy; MASSMANN Gudrun; LEMKINE Gregory; TEODOROVIC Ivana; WALZ Karl-Heinz; DULIO Valeria; JONKER Michiel T.; JÄGER Felix; CHIPMAN Kevin; FALCIANI Francesco; LISKA Igor; ROOKE David; ZHANG Xiaowei; HOLLERT Henner; VRANA Branislav; HILSCHEROVA K.; KRAMER K.j.m.; NEUMANN Steffen; HAMMERSBACHER Ruth; BACKHAUS Thomas; MACK Juliane; SEGNER Helmut; ESCHER Beate; DE ARAGÃO UMBUZEIRO Gisela|
|Citation:||SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT vol. 503-504 p. 22-31|
|Publisher:||ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV|
|Type:||Articles in periodicals and books|
|Abstract:||SOLUTIONS is a European Union Seventh Framework Programme Project (EU-FP7) that aims to deliver a solution-oriented conceptual framework for the evidence-based development of environmental policies with regard to water quality and its protection against contamination. This will integrate innovative chemical and effect-based monitoring tools with a full set of exposure, effect and risk assessment models and strategies to assess abatement options. Uniquely, SOLUTIONS takes advantage of (i) expertise of leading European scientists of major FP6/FP7 projects on chemicals in the water cycle, (ii) access to the infrastructure necessary to investigate the large basins of the Danube and Rhine as well as relevant Mediterranean basins as case studies, and (iii) innovative approaches for stakeholder dialogue and support. In particular, the EU Water Framework Directive (WFD) Common Implementation Strategy (CIS) working groups, International River Commissions, and water works associations will be directly supported with consistent guidance for the early detection, identification, prioritization, and abatement options for chemicals in the water cycle. A set of predictive models and tools will support stakeholders’ management decisions by benefiting from the wealth of data generated from monitoring and chemical registration. SOLUTIONS will provide a specific emphasis on concepts and tools for the impact and risk assessment of complex mixtures of emerging pollutants, their metabolites and transformation products. Analytical and effect-based screening tools will be applied together with ecological assessment tools for the identification of toxicants and their impacts. Beyond state-of-the-art monitoring and management, tools will be elaborated allowing risk identification for aquatic ecosystems and human health. The SOLUTIONS approach will provide transparent and evidence-based suggestions of River Basin Specific Pollutants for the case study basins and support future review of priority pollutants under the WFD as well as potential abatement options.|
|JRC Directorate:||Sustainable Resources|
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