Title: The SOLUTIONS project: Challenges and responses for present and future emerging pollutants in land and water resources management
Authors: BRACK WernerALTENBURGER RolfSCHÜÜRMANN GerritKRAUSS MartinLÓPEZ HERRÁEZ DavidVAN GILS JosSLOBODNIK JaroslavMUNTHE JohnGAWLIK BerndVAN WENZEL AnnemarieSCHRIKS MerijnHOLLENDER JulianeTOLLEFSEN Knut ErikMEKENYAN ODIMITROV SabyBUNKE DirkCOUSINS IanPOSTHUMA LeoVAN DEN BRINK Paul J.LÓPEZ DE ALDA MirenBARCELÓ DamiaFAUST MichaelKORTENKAMP AndreasSCRIMSHAW MarkIGNATOVA SvetlanaENGELEN GuyMASSMANN GudrunLEMKINE GregoryTEODOROVIC IvanaWALZ Karl-HeinzDULIO ValeriaJONKER Michiel T.JÄGER FelixCHIPMAN KevinFALCIANI FrancescoLISKA IgorROOKE DavidZHANG XiaoweiHOLLERT HennerVRANA BranislavHILSCHEROVA K.KRAMER K.j.m.NEUMANN SteffenHAMMERSBACHER RuthBACKHAUS ThomasMACK JulianeSEGNER HelmutESCHER BeateDE ARAGÃO UMBUZEIRO Gisela
Citation: SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT vol. 503-504 p. 22-31
Publisher: ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV
Publication Year: 2015
JRC N°: JRC89734
ISSN: 0048-9697
URI: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0048969714008353
http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC89734
DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2014.05.143
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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