Mobility, turnover and storage of pollutants in soils, sediments and waters: achievements and results of the EU project AquaTerra. A review

dc.contributor.author Gerritse, Jan
dc.contributor.author Frank, Elmar
dc.contributor.author Gutiérrez, Alexis M
dc.contributor.author Kretzschmar, Ruben M
dc.contributor.author Gocht, Tilman
dc.contributor.author Steidle, Dietmar
dc.contributor.author Garrido, Frederico
dc.contributor.author Jones, Kevin C
dc.contributor.author Meijeer, Sandra N
dc.contributor.author Moeckel, Claudia
dc.contributor.author Marsman, Anouk
dc.contributor.author Klaver, Gerard T H
dc.contributor.author Vogel, Tomas
dc.contributor.author Bürger, Christof
dc.contributor.author Kolditz, Olaf
dc.contributor.author Broers, Hans Peter
dc.contributor.author Baran, Nicole
dc.contributor.author Joziasse, Jan
dc.contributor.author Barth, Johannes
dc.contributor.author Grathwohl, Peter
dc.contributor.author Fowler, Hayley J
dc.contributor.author Gerzabek, Martin H
dc.contributor.author Lair, Georg J
dc.contributor.author Barcelo, Damia
dc.contributor.author Petrovic, Mira
dc.contributor.author Navarro, Arcadi
dc.contributor.author Negrel, Philippe
dc.contributor.author Petelet-Giraud, Emmanuelle
dc.contributor.author Darmendrail, Dominique
dc.contributor.author Rijnaarts, Huub H M
dc.contributor.author Langenhoff, Alette A M
dc.contributor.author de Weert, Jasperien P A
dc.contributor.author Slob, Adri
dc.contributor.author van der Zaan, Bas M
dc.contributor.author Bellin, Alberto
dc.contributor.author Tas, Neslihan
dc.contributor.author Smidt, Hauke
dc.contributor.author Batlle Aguilar, Jordi
dc.contributor.author von Tümpling, Wolf
dc.contributor.author van Gaans, Pauline F M
dc.contributor.author Merly, Corinne
dc.contributor.author Chapman, Antony S
dc.contributor.author Brouyere, Serge
dc.contributor.author Orban, Philippe
dc.date.accessioned 2014-09-30T06:04:04Z
dc.date.available 2014-09-30T06:04:04Z
dc.date.issued 2009 en
dc.description.abstract AquaTerra is one of the first environmental projects within the 6th Framework program by the European Commission. It began in June 2004 with a multidisciplinary team of 45 partner organizations from 13 EU countries, Switzerland, Serbia, Romania and Montenegro. Results from sampling and modeling in 4 large river basins (Ebro, Danube, Elbe and Meuse) and one catchment of the Brévilles Spring in France led to new evaluations of diffuse and hotspot input of persistent organic and metal pollutants including dynamics of pesticides and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, as well as metal turnover and accumulation. While degradation of selected organic compounds could be demonstrated under controlled conditions in the laboratory, turnover of most persistent pollutants in the field seems to range from decades to centuries. First investigations of long-term cumulative and degradation effects, particularly in the context of climate change, have shown that it is also necessary to consider the predictions of more than one climate model when trying to assess future impacts. This is largely controlled by uncertainties in climate model responses. It is becoming evident, however, that changes to the climate will have important impacts on the diffusion and degradation of pollutants in space and time that are just at the start of their exploration.
dc.identifier.citation Barth, J., Grathwohl, P., Fowler, H., Bellin, A., Gerzabek, M., Lair, G., et al. (2009). Mobility, turnover and storage of pollutants in soils, sediments and waters: achievements and results of the EU project AquaTerra. A review. Agronomy for Sustainable Development, 29(1) pp. 161-173. en
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1051/agro:2007060 en
dc.identifier.issn 1773-0155 en
dc.identifier.rmid 2006018728 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2328/31744
dc.subject.forgroup 0502 Environmental Science and Management en
dc.title Mobility, turnover and storage of pollutants in soils, sediments and waters: achievements and results of the EU project AquaTerra. A review en
dc.type Article en
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