SOLUTIONS for present and future emerging pollutants in land and water resource management

Project duration: 2013-2018


Funding: EU 7th Framework Programme for research, technical development and demonstration, grant no. 603437. Dr. Mirna Velki received funding through an Alexander-von-Humboldt postdoctoral fellowship.


Principle investigator
  • Prof. Dr. Henner Hollert
  • Thomas Benjamin Seiler

Coordination
  • Björn Deutschmann
  • Ying Shao
  • Shangbo Zhou

Project process
  • Mirna Velki

Cooperation partners
  • See http://www.solutions-project.eu

Toxic effects on aquatic life are frequently observed. However, it remains a challenge to link the occurrence of chemicals with the ecological status of waters, to identify major chemical stressors, and to find solutions for the abatement of pollution-related risks. The 7th EU RTD Framework Program project SOLUTIONS with a consortium of 39 partners addressed these particular topics by linking tools, models, and methods in environmental and water policies. The overall goal of this project was to produce consistent solutions for dealing with the large number of legacy, present and future chemicals posing a risk to European water resources with respect to ecosystems and human health. It was structured into 4 subprojects (SP): SP1 guided the subprojects SP2 on Tools, SP3 on Models, and SP4 on Cases, which developed the underlying bio- and chemo-analytical procedures, the theoretical methods and computational techniques to model chemical behaviour, and the experimental and field data that were integrated and digested into the final solutions.

Contact

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Henner Hollert

Goethe University Frankfurt
Biologicum, Campus Riedberg
Max-von-Laue-Str. 13
60438 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Room: 3.319
Phone: +49 (0)69 798 42171
Fax: +49 (0)69 798 42161
Email: hollert(at)bio(dot)uni-frankfurt(dot)de

Former Affiliation:
http://www.bio5.rwth-aachen.de