Who is Solutions

Contact

Dear visitor, if you are interested in knowing more about the project
SOLUTIONS for present and future emerging pollutants in land and water resources management“, or you want to contact us for any other reason, feel free to go in contact with:

Dr. David López Herráez
Scientific Manager / Department Effect-Directed Analysis

Dr. Werner Brack
SOLUTIONS project coordination
Head of Department Effect-Directed Analysis

Dr. Rolf Altenburger
SOLUTIONS deputy
Head of Department Bioanalytical Ecotoxicology

Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research GmbH – UFZ

Permoserstraße 15
04318 Leipzig
Germany

Phone:
+49 (0)341 235 1581

Consortium

SOLUTIONS is formed by a multi- and interdisciplinary consortium composed of 39 renowned scientific institutions and enterprises from Europe, Brazil, China, and Australia. The whole project is coordinated by the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research GmbH (UFZ). The consortium brings together world-leading personnel and key groups with long-standing expertise on the topic, and also well experienced in the coordination and accomplishment of related projects of several Framework Programmes for Research and Technological Development of the European Commission.

MAP

UFZ

Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung GmbH

Member of the General Assembly:
Werner Brack
Rolf Altenburger
Gerrit Schüürmann
Martin Krauss
Tobias Schulze
David López Herráez
Wibke Busch
Ralph Kühne
Fangxing Yang

Address:
Permoserstr. 15,
04318 Leipzig,
Germany

Phone:
+49 341 235 1531

Fax:
+49 341 235 1785

Role in the SOLUTIONS project:

  • Project coordination and management
  • Lead of Sub-Project Tools
  • Lead of WP8 “Communication, dissemination, and training”
  • Lead of WP9 “Integration of chemical, effect-based and ecological tools”
  • Lead of WP11 “Effect-directed analysis”

Main scientific contributions:

  • Effect-based tools
  • Chemical analytical tools
  • Effect-directed analysis
  • Substance property modelling
  • Mass spectra database (MassBank)
  • Compound prioritisation

Deltares

Stichting Deltares

Member of the General Assembly:
Jos van Gils
Leonard Osté
Sibren Loos

Address:
Rotterdamseweg 185,
2629HD Delft,
The Netherlands

Phone:
+31 8833 58 472

Role in the SOLUTIONS project:

  • Lead of Sub-Project Models

Main scientific contributions:

  • Spatially and temporally explicit catchment modelling
  • Integration of modelling components
  • Uncertainty of modelling results

EI

Environmental Institute s.r.o.

Member of the General Assembly:
Jaroslav Slobodnik

Address:
Okruzna 784/42,
97241 KOS,
Slovakia

Phone:
+421 4654 207 19

Fax:
+421 4654 309 17

Role in the SOLUTIONS project:

  • Lead of Sub-Project Cases
  • Lead of WP19 “Danube River Basin case study”

Main scientific contributions:

  • Danube River Basin case study
  • Prioritisation of River Basin Specific Pollutants
  • Effect-directed analysis
  • Determination of target and identification of non-target pollutants
  • NORMAN EMPODAT database
  • SOLUTIONS database

IVL

IVL Svenska Miljoeinstitutet AB

Member of the General Assembly:
John Munthe
Eva Brorström-Lundén

Address:
Aschebergsgatan 44,
41133 Goeteborg,
Sweden

Phone:
+46 3172 56 256

Fax:
+46 3172 56 290

JRC

European Commission, DG Joint Research Centre

Member of the General Assembly:
Bernd Manfred Gawlik
Silvia dalla Costa
Sara Comero

Address:
Via Enrico Fermi 2749,
21027 Ispra,
Italy

Phone:
+39 0332 789 487

KWR

KWR Water B.V.

Member of the General Assembly:
Annemarie van Wezel
Merijn Schriks

Address:
Groningenhaven 7,
3433 PE Nieuwegein,
The Netherlands

Phone:
+31 030 606 9519

Fax:
+31 306 061 165

Role in the SOLUTIONS project:

  • Role in Project coordination committee  (PCC)
  • Lead WP Innovative Toxicant Management and Abatement options
  • Role in WP Cas study Rhine
  • Contribution to various other WPs

Main scientific contributions:

  • Abatement options
  • Compound prioritisation
  • Case studies in relation to drinking water quality
  • Risk assessment of chemicals
  • Derivatization of provisional guideline values
  • Application of bioassays
  • Case studies in relation to drinking water quality

Eawag

Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology

Member of the General Assembly:
Juliane Hollender
Emma Schymanski
Nicole Munz

Address:
Überlandstraße 133,
8600 Dübendorf,
Switzerland

Phone:
+41 5876 55 493

Fax:
+41 58765 5893

NIVA

Norsk Institutt for Vannforskning

Member of the General Assembly:
Knut Erik Tollefsen
Ailbhe Macken
Karina Petersen
You Song
Tania Gomes
Lene Fredriksen

Address:
Gaustadalleen 21,
0349 Oslo,
Norway

Phone:
+47 922 184 66

Fax:
+47 22185200

LMC

Prof. Dr Asen Zlatarov University

Member of the General Assembly:
Ovanes Mekenyan
Sabcho Dimitrov

Address:
Yakimov Str. 1,
8010 Bourgas,
Bulgaria

Phone:
+359 5688 0230

Fax:
+359 5688 0230

OEKO

Öko-Institut e.V. – Institut für Angewandte Ökologie

Member of the General Assembly:
Dirk Bunke

Address:
Merzhauser Str. 173,
79100 Freiburg,
Germany

Phone:
+49 7614 529 5246

SU

Stockholms Universitet

Member of the General Assembly:
Ian Cousins
Emma Undeman
Claudia Lindim

Address:
Svante Arrhenius väg 8
SE-11418 Stockholm
Sweden

Phone:
+46 816 4012

Fax:
+46 8 674 7638

Role in the SOLUTIONS project:

  • Lead of WP16 “Fate & transport modelling”

Main scientific contributions:

  • Fate & transport of contaminants modelling
  • Bioaccumulation modelling

RIVM

Rijksinstituut voor Volksgezondheiden Milieu

Member of the General Assembly:
Leo Posthuma
Dick de Zwart
Dik van de Meent
Christian D. Mulder

Address:
Antonie Van Leeuwenhoeklaan 9,
3721 MA Bilthoven,
The Netherlands

Phone:
+31 3027 422 95

Fax:
+31 3027 444 51

Role in the SOLUTIONS project:

  • Contributions to Project coordination and management
  • Contributions to Work Packages 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 12, 14, 16, 18 (especially statistical and food-web related impact assessments)
  • Lead of Work Package 15, „ Sources and Emission model“

Main scientific contributions:

  • Sources and Emission models
  • Ecological risk and impact modeling
  • Abatement strategies
  • Solution-focused approaches
  • Compound prioritisation
  • Chemical footprinting
  • Boundary definitions
  • Integrated Data Portal for SOLUTIONS (IDPS)
  • RiBaTox (concept, approach and various tools)

Alterra

Stichting Dienst Landbouwkundig Ondrzoek

Member of the General Assembly:
Paul van den Brink
Andreas Focks
Hans Baveco

Address:
Droevendaalsesteeg 4,
6708 PB Wageningen,
The Netherlands

Phone:
+31 3174 816 15

Role in the SOLUTIONS project:

  • Lead of WP13 “Ecological assessment” Partner in of WP18 “
  • Human and ecological risk modelling of pollutant mixtures”

Main scientific contributions:

  • Ecological assessment
  • Taxonomy- and traits based analysis of community composition data
  • Ecological modelling
  • Chemical uptake and effect modelling

CSIC

Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas

Member of the General Assembly:
Miren López de Alda
Damià Barceló Cullerès
Antoni Ginebreda
Cristina Postigo

Address:
Jordi Girona 18,
08034 Barcelona,
Spain

Phone:
+34 934 006 134

Fax:
+34 932 045 904

FB

Faust und Backhaus Environmental Consulting GBR

Member of the General Assembly:
Dr Michael Faust

Address:
Fahrenheitstr. 1,
28359 Bremen,
Germany

Phone:
+49 4212 208 118

Fax:
+49 3212 123 1395

Brunel

Brunel University

Member of the General Assembly:
John Sumpter
Andreas Kortenkamp
Mark Scrimshaw
Svetlana Ignatova

Address:
Kingston Lane,
UB83PH Uxbridge,
United Kingdom

Phone:
+44 1895 266 525

VITO

Vlaamse Instelling voor Technologisch Onderzoek N.V.

Member of the General Assembly:
Guy Engelen
Frank Sleeuwaert

Address:
Boeretang 200,
2400 Mol,
Belgium

Phone:
+32 1433 6737

UNOL

Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg

Member of the General Assembly:
Gudrun Massmann
Janek Greskowiak
Enrico Hamann

Address:
Ammerländer Heerstr. 114-11*8*,
26129 Oldenburg,
Germany

Phone:
+49 441 7984 837

Fax:
+49 441 7983 769

Watchfrog

Watchfrog

Member of the General Assembly:
Gregory Lemkine
Andrew Tindall

Address:
Rue Pierre Fontaine 4,
91000 Evry,
France

Phone:
+33 6163 98 191

Fax:
+33 169 36 115

UNSPMF

University of Novi Sad Faculty of Sciences

Member of the General Assembly:
Ivana Teodorovic
Sonja Kaisarevic

Address:
Trg Dositeja Obradovica 3,
21000 Novi Sad,
Serbia

Phone:
+381 2148 526 90

MAXX

MAXX Mess- und Probenahmetechnik GmbH

Member of the General Assembly:
Karl-Heinz Walz

Address:
Hechinger Str. 41,
72414 Rangendingen,
Germany

Phone:
+49 7471 984 810

Role in the SOLUTIONS project:

  • Development of innovative sampling devices
  • Development of methods for passive sampling and large-volume in situ SPE of compounds with extremely low NOEC/EQS (Lead: MU-RECETOX. Contributors: UFZ, MAXX)

INERIS

Institut National de l Environnement industriel et des RISques

Member of the General Assembly:
Valeria Dulio
Selim Aït-Aïssa
François Brion

Address:
Parc Technologique Alata,
60550 Verneuil en Halatte,
France

Phone:
+33 3445 566 47

Fax:
+33 3445 566 00

UU

Universiteit Utrecht

Member of the General Assembly:
Chiel Jonker
Joop Hermens

Address:
Yalelaan 104,
3584CM Utrecht,
The Netherlands

Phone:
+31 30 253 5338

Fax:
+31 30 253 5077

SYNCHEM

Synchem UG & Co. KG

Member of the General Assembly:
Felix Jäger

Address:
Am Kies 2,
34587 Felsberg,
Germany

Phone:
+49 5662 408 730

Fax:
+49 5662 408 7320

Role in the SOLUTIONS project:

  • We are a part of the Sub Project 2, in the group of Work Package 10.
  • Our goal is to synthesize reference standards for the other project members.

Main scientific contributions:

  • Reference standards
  • Customer syntheses
  • Analyses of compounds

UOB

The University of Birmingham

Member of the General Assembly:
Kevin Chipman
Tim Williams

Address:
Edgbaston,
B15 2TT Birmingham,
United Kingdom

Phone:
+44 1214 145 422

Role in the SOLUTIONS project:

  • Contributors to WP11, WP12, WP19

Main scientific contributions:

  • Daphnia acute toxicity tests
  • Daphnia chronic toxicity tests
  • Daphnia transcriptomics

ULIV

The University of Liverpool

Member of the General Assembly:
Francesco Falciani
Philipp Antczak

Address:
Biosciences Building,
Crown Street,
L69 7ZB Liverpool,
United Kingdom

Phone:
+44 1517 954 558

ICPDR

International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River

Member of the General Assembly:
Igor Liska

Address:
Wagramer Str. 5,
1220 Vienna,
Austria

Phone:
+431 2606 044 03

Role in the SOLUTIONS project:

  • ICPDR plays a key role in facilitating contacts to local and regional stakeholders in the Danube basin.

Main scientific contributions:

  • Danube monitoring via Joint Danube Survey

DYNEX

Dynamic Extractions Ltd

Member of the General Assembly:
David Rooke

Address:
Plymouth Road 890,
SL1 4LP Slough,
United Kingdom

Phone:
+44 1753 6969 79

NJU

Nanjing University

Member of the General Assembly:
Xiaowei Zhang

Address:
Xianlin Avenue 163,
210023 Nanjing,
China

Phone:
+86 2589 680 623

RWTH

Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen

Member of the General Assembly:
Henner Hollert
Thomas-Benjamin Seiler
Björn Deutschmann
Ying Shao
Zsolt Tarcai

Address:
Worringerweg 1,
52074 Aachen,
Germany

Phone:
+49 2418 026 669

Fax:
+49 2418 022 182

Role in the SOLUTIONS project:

  • Part of WP8 “Communication, dissemination, and training”
  • Part of WP11 “Effect-directed analysis”
  • Part of WP12 “Effect-based tools”
  • Part of WP13 “Ecological Assessment Tools”
  • Lead Weight-of-Evidence study
  • Part of WP19 “Danube River Basin case study”
  • Lead Effect-based screening
  • Part of WP20 “Assessment of abatement options in the River Rhine catchment”

Main scientific contributions:

  • Biomarker response
  • In vitro bioassays

MU

Masarykova Univerzita

Member of the General Assembly:
Branislav Vrana
Klára Hilscherová
Foppe Smedes

Address:
Kamenice 753/5,
62500 Brno,
Czech Republic

Phone:
+420 549 49 4975

Fax:
+420 549 49 2840

Mermayde

Mermayde

Member of the General Assembly:
Kees J.M. Kramer

Address:
Zakedijkje 60,
1862 HC Bergen,
The Netherlands

Phone:
+31 7258 18 182

Fax:
+31 7258 15 615

IPB

Leibniz-Institut für Pflanzenbiochemie

Member of the General Assembly:
Steffen Neumann
Christoph Ruttkies

Address:
Weinberg 3,
06120 Halle,
Germany

Phone:
+49 3455 582 1470

Fax:
+49 3455 582 1409

HAM

Hammerbacher GmbH

Member of the General Assembly:
Ruth Hammerbacher

Address:
Schnatgang 27,
49080 Osnabrück,
Germany

Phone:
+49 5413 388 20

Fax:
+49 5413 388 279

Role in the SOLUTIONS project:

  • Facilitation of the Stakeholder Board
  • Support for the Project Coordination regarding stakeholder interactions

Main scientific contributions:

  • Use of well-proved communication methods to support a meaningful interaction between SOLUTIONS and its stakeholders.

UGOT

Goeteborgs Universitet

Member of the General Assembly:
Thomas Backhaus

Address:
Vasaparken,
405 30 Goeteborg,
Sweden

Phone:
+46 3178 627 34

Fax:
+46 3178 625 60

KOCMOC

Kocmoc.net GmbH

Member of the General Assembly:
Juliane Mack
Philip Ackermann
Kay Krause

Address:
Gustav-Adolf-Str. 17,
04105 Leipzig,
Germany

Phone:
+49 3412 2540 040

Fax:
+49 3412 2540 041

Role in the SOLUTIONS project:

  • Webdesign
  • Communication
  • Dissemination

Main scientific contributions:

  • Contributions to WP S8

UB

Universität Bern

Member of the General Assembly:
Helmut Segner

Address:
Länggassstrasse 122 ,
3012 Bern,
Switzerland

Phone:
+41 31 631 2441

Fax:
+41 31 631 2635

UQ

The University of Queensland

Member of the General Assembly:
Beate Escher
Peta Neale

Address:
Kessels Road 39,
QLD4108 Coopers Plains,
Australia

Phone:
+61 7327 49 180

Role in the SOLUTIONS project:

  • Participant in WP11, WP12, WP18, WP19 and WP20

Main scientific contributions:

  • Effect-based tools
  • Cumulative risk assessment

UNICAMP

Universidade Estadual de Campinas

Member of the General Assembly:
Gisela de Aragão Umbuzeiro
Fabio Kummrow
Daniel Alexandre Morales

Participation supported by São Paulo Research Foundation - FAPESP

Address:
Rua Paschoal Marmo 1888,
13484-332 Limeira,
Brazil

Phone:
+55 1921 1334 19

Role in the SOLUTIONS project:

  • Help in the identification of mutagenic samples and verify the application of diagnostic strains in Effect Directed Analysis

Main scientific contributions:

  • Discovery of mutagenic compounds and development of a bioassay integrated approach for Effect Directed Analysis.

Stakeholders

A Stakeholder Board -SB- accompanies and advises SOLUTIONS. Major external stakeholders and also stakeholders who at the same time contribute as partners to the project participate in the Stakeholder Board’s discussions. SOLUTIONS SB assembles organizations of the European Union as the key level of decision making in Europe, the International River Basin Commissions of the two big case study rivers Danube and Rhine together with the respective Water Works Associations and the Catalan Water Agency as key stakeholder of the partner project SCARCE, and national agencies with valuable concepts and data relevant for emerging compound prioritisation on a European scale. SOLUTIONS itself contributes with the project Coordinator UFZ, the Work-Package leads of SP1 on Concepts & Solutions IVL, F+B, KWR, VITO, JRC, OEKO and the partner with the specific task to facilitate the stakeholder dialogue HAM.

ACA

Agencia Catalana de l'Aigua (Catalan Water Agency)

Description
The Catalan Water Agency (Agencia Catalana de l’Aigua – ACA, in Catalan) is a public organization (Water Authority) attached to the Territory and Sustainability Department from de Government of Catalonia, with full competences on water protection and management in the inland basins and coastal waters in the Catalan River Basin District (NE Spain). The Catalan Water Agency aims to carry out monitoring programs in order to analyze water status in rivers, reservoirs, lakes, wetlands, transitional waters, coastal waters and groundwater. This information is used to review water management plans and programs of measures in order to meet good status, restore and preserve water bodies, and mitigate pressures from human activities (wastewater treatment plants, water quality and hydromorphological conditions restoration, etc.). The Catalan Water Agency is also in charge of administer and control of water rights, public water resources, and preserve water sources and water supply for uses. The Catalan Water Agency is responsible for implementing the Water Framework Directive (2000/60/CE) and all the other European legislation related to water management and protection.

AMAP

Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme

Description
The Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme – AMAP – is a programme designed to deliver sound science-based information for use in policy- and decision-making. Its assessment activities are internationally coordinated, subject to rigorous peer-review and make use of the most up-to-date results from both monitoring and research. The AMAP programme is implemented in the circum-Arctic region. AMAP’s work is directed by the Ministers of the Arctic Council and their Senior Arctic Officials, who have requested AMAP to also support international processes that work to reduce the global threats from contaminants and climate change. These include the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, UNEP’s Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants and Minimata Convention on mercury, and the United Nation’s Economic Commission for Europe (UN ECE) Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution.

Links
AMAP

EC-DGEnv

European Commission - DG Environment

Description
The Directorate-General for the Environment is one of the more than 40 Directorates-General and services that make up the European Commission. Its objective is to protect, preserve and improve the environment for present and future generations. To achieve this it proposes policies that ensure a high level of environmental protection in the European Union and that preserve the quality of life of EU citizens. The DG makes sure that Member States correctly apply EU environmental law. In doing so it investigates complaints made by citizens and non-governmental organisations and can take legal action if it is deems that EU law has been infringed.

EEA

European Environment Agency

Description
The EEA contributes to the knowledge base on environmental and climate policies in light of the policies and ambitions of the EU. Chemicals are covered in reporting on the state and trends for natural environment systems, as well as in the assessment of systemic challenges. Specific tasks involve:

  • assessing human exposure to chemicals;
  • contributing to the EU Information Platform on Chemical Monitoring (IPCHEM);
  • identifying risks and analyse uncertainties in line with the principles of precaution and prevention;
  • and identifying emerging issues.

ECAN

Environment Canada

Description
In our research at Environment Canada we develop effects-directed methods for complex environmental mixtures related to endocrine disruption. The identification of causative agents responsible for biological activities provides a platform for further study and policy development. We design and conduct field investigations to evaluate effects associated with multiple stressors within cumulative assessment frameworks. Our current focus is on pulp mill effluents and oil sands tailings and we are interested in translating this work into broader regulatory applications in South America and Europe.

EUREAU

European Federation of National Associations of Water Services

Description

EUREAU is the voice of Europe’s drinking water and waste water service operators. Collectively, they provide water services to more than 400 Million people and reflect the full diversity of the European private as well as public water service industry across Europe.

EUREAU brings together national associations, representing water supply and waste water services in EU and EFTA countries.

Groundwater and surface water are important natural resources and crucial as a drinking water resource for the supply of safe, healthy and clean drinking water, now and for future generations.

EUREAU members are committed to supply drinking water for human consumption as a foodstuff which has been abstracted from drinking water resources of natural status.

EUREAU demands a sustainable protection of groundwater, especially with regards to anthropogenic impacts on the water cycle.

EUREAU members are capable to treat raw water in order to comply with the regulatory framework but end-of-pipe treatment in waste water management or drinking water production should always remain a last resort instrument.

Therefore EUREAU is very much interested to receive as an outcome of the SOLUTIONS project a consistent guidance for the early detection, identification, priorisation and abatement of chemical substances as well as chemical and pharmaceutical mixtures, metabolites (e.g. from pesticides) and transformation products. Within this context chemicals & compounds of tomorrow are of high interest.

EUREAU calls for attention towards actions to improve the performance of the Water Framework Directive and its daughter directives (Groundwater Directive, EQS Directive) and the REACH/authorization of chemicals impacting on the environment like pesticides and biocides. A closer link between priority substances (EQS-Directive) and the REACH regulation should be established. Once a substance is listed as a priority substance it should be assessed under the REACH regulation.

EUREAU is very much interested in SOLUTIONS outcomes with regards to metabolites, transformation products and mixtures that are also relevant for the environmental assessment of chemicals like pesticides, biocides, pharmaceuticals etc. in the authorization process (Pesticides regulation, Biocides regulation etc.) and REACH.

Links
www.eureau.org

EPA

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Description
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Research and Development/National Human and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory
Atlantic Ecology Division
Narragansett, Rhode Island, USA 02882

The mission of the United States Environmental Protection Agency is to protect human health and the environment. Amongst the Agency’s purposes are to ensure that efforts to reduce environmental risk are based on the best available scientific information. The Agency’s Office of Research and Development (ORD) is responsible for providing the “best available scientific information”. ORD’s National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory is the focal point for research on the effects of contaminants and environmental stressors. NHEERL’s mission is to support the Agency to identify, understand and evaluate the risks contaminants pose to human health and the environment. The Atlantic Ecology Division (AED), within NHEERL, conducts research to enhance our understanding of the effects of human activity along the North American Atlantic seaboard. A primary objective of SOLUTIONS is to provide a scientifically-robust approach for identifying and prioritizing chemicals representing the greatest risk to human health and the environment. To insure the “best available scientific information” is utilized by the Agency, the objectives of SOLUTIONS are of great interest.

ICPDR

International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River

Description

International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River -ICPDR- is the responsible board for implementation of the Danube River Protection Convention, organiser of the Joint Danube Survey -JDS-, owner of extensive databases on the Danube, and end-user of River Basin Specific Pollutants -RBSPs- lists and characterisation as well as of abatement options in the Danube basin, and a full partner in SOLUTIONS. ICPDR plays a key role in facilitating contacts to local and regional stakeholders in the Danube basin.

ICPR

International Commission for the Protection of the Rhine

Description
The Rhine bordering countries, Switzerland, France, Germany and the Netherlands as well as Luxemburg and the European Community co-operate within the International Commission for the Protection of the Rhine (ICPR) on the basis of a treaty under international law (secretariat: Koblenz, Germany). Furthermore, the ICPR is the framework for the international coordination within the Rhine basin for implementing the European Water Framework Directive and the European Floods Directive. To this end, cross-border co-operation was extended to Austria, Liechtenstein and the Belgian region Wallonia.

KEMI

Swedish Chemical Agency

Description
Swedish Chemical Agency -KEMI- is the owner of the SPIN database on products on the market in the Nordic European countries including emerging pollutants.

ISPRA

Istituto Superiore per la Protezione e la Ricerca Ambientale - Italia

Description
The Italian National Institute for Environmental Protection and Research, ISPRA (Istituto Superiore per la Protezione e la Ricerca Ambientale), works with numerous European and international environmental scientific and technical institutes and organizations, in the implementation of its institutional mandate and in cooperation with the Italian Ministry for the Environment , Land and Sea, the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry and the Ministry of Education, University and Research.

NORMAN

Network of reference laboratories for monitoring emerging environmental pollutants

Description
NORMAN is the network of reference laboratories for monitoring emerging environmental pollutants in Europe, and acts as an excellent channel for the dissemination of SOLUTIONS results. NORMAN’s extensive databases and its chemical prioritisation procedure are crucial inputs to SOLUTIONS

Links
NORMAN

TZW

DVGW-Technologiezentrum Wasser (Water Technology Center)

Description
TZW: DVGW-Technologiezentrum Wasser (Water Technology Center) is part of DVGW e.V., the German Gas and Waterworks Association. Based on comprehensive research activities and practical experiences TZW develops solutions for all areas of national and international water management issues from resource protection via water abstraction, treatment and distribution up to consumers’ tap. TZW investigates the occurrence and behavior of organic micro-pollutants in surface water and during drinking water preparation and runs a laboratory accredited according to EN ISO/IEC 17025.

TZW: DVGW – Technologiezentrum Wasser
Karlsruher Straße 84
76139 Karlsruhe
Germany
Tel.: +49(0)721/9678-0
Fax +49(0)721/9678-101

Links
www.tzw.de

UBA

Federal Environment Agency

Description
The Federal Environment Agency (UBA) is the main authority providing scientific advice on risks to the environment in Germany. The UBA conducts regulatory driven research in own labs and by funding.

Our participation in SOLUTION is supported by the section Chemicals in the division Chemical safety.

Our main interest in the project lies in the mutual exchange on regulatory challenges in water protection, i.e. the prioritization of emerging substances. The project’s results should be applicable to regulatory decisionmaking and refer to existing guidance documents and conventions.

Links
Artificial stream and pond system: UBA assesses the behaviour of contaminants in the environment as well as their impact, conducting experiments both in the laboratories and large-scale mesocosm facilities simulating field conditions

The Environmental Specimen Bank: The long term storage of environmental and human specimens is regarded as the main task of the German Environmental Specimen Bank. The German ESB currently samples fifteen biota specimens, i.e. five plant and ten animal specimens, and two non-biota specimens. So far, the ESB archive holds roughly 300,000 subsamples from about 1900 environmental samples. Selected specimens from the sampling regions were used for retrospective analysis, i.e. birds, fish and mussel dominate these analyses along with limnetic fish and conifers.

For further questions please contact: upb@uba.de.

ETOX-database containing Environmental quality standards with references to key studies and further background information from Germany, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Switzerland, European Union, Canada and US.

For specific questions about ETOX please contact: Dieter.Schudoma@uba.de

VEOLIA

Veolia Environment

Decription
Veolia Environment is a leading multinational company in the utility areas water supply and water management, waste management, energy and transport services. Veolia Environment will provide exchange on water quality problems of water industry.

Oekotoxzentrum/Centre Ecotox

Swiss Centre for Applied Ecotoxicology

Decription
The Ecotox Centre is the Swiss competence centre for applied, practice-oriented ecotoxicology. It serves as the primary knowledge hub and discussion platform for research and development, consulting and education in that area.

Legal Notice

The SOLUTIONS project is funded by the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no. 603437.

 

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The following imprint contains information on the required role of website providers, legally prescribed required information on the provider’s identity under German law according to § 5 German Telemedia Act (TMG – Telemediengesetz).

The coordinator of the SOLUTIONS consortium assumes the role of the website provider, therefore the provider of this website in a legal sense is the:

Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung GmbH – UFZ
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ
Permoserstraße 15 / 04318 Leipzig / Germany

E-mail:
info@ufz.de
Phone:
+49 (0)341/ 235 0
Fax:
+49 (0)341/ 235 1468
www.ufz.de

The company is represented
by the Managing Directors:

Scientific Managing Director:
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Georg Teutsch

Administrative Managing Director:
Prof. Dr. Heike Graßmann

E-mail address of the Executive Management:
gf@ufz.de

Legal notice regarding provider’s form of organization:

The Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research – UFZ is a limited liability company, having its headquarter in Leipzig. The UFZ is entered in the Commercial Register of the District Court of Leipzig, Germany: No. HR B 4703.

Value Added Tax ID No. in accordance with § 27 a of the German VAT Law (UStG – Umsatzsteuergesetz): DE141507065

Editorial responsibility:

SOLUTIONS Scientific Manager representing the SOLUTIONS consortium

Dr. David López Herráez
Department Effect-Directed Analysis
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ

Phone:
+49 (0)341 235 1581
E-mail:
david.lopez-herraez@ufz.de

Hosting and technical service:
ALL-INKL.COM – Neue Medien Münnich
all-inkl.com

Webdesign:
KOCMOC.NET
www.kocmoc.net

Programming
IMANIA
www.imania.de

Copyrights photography:

© Mr. Andre Künzelmann
Background: “Living organisms…”/ “Water is not…”/
“Which chemicals…”/ “…to identify…”
Collaboration: KUBUS building
Results & Products: research laboratory
The Project: water dam
Subproject – Tools: all pictures
Subproject- Models: laptop in nature
Objectives: all pictures

© Mr. Ivar Pel
Background: “… to translate…”

© Mrs. Susan Walter
Who is SOLUTIONS: group foto

Disclaimer and Liability:

1. Content of the on-line material provided
The contents of the SOLUTIONS Web site reflect only the views of the participants of the project. The European Union is not responsible or liable for the content of the on-line information or material or any use that may be made of the information contained therein.

The contents of the SOLUTIONS Web site have been carefully prepared and reviewed. However, the provider does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness or quality of the information provided, or that it is up-to-date.

Liability claims against the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ in respect of material or immaterial damage caused by the use or non-use of the provided information due to the use of incorrect or incomplete information are explicitly ruled out in so far that there is no evidence of intentional or gross negligence on the part of the provider. All information or material provided is non-binding and without obligation.

The provider distinctly retains the right to modify, delete or publish parts of or the entire material provided at intervals or for good without prior notice.

2. Referral and Linking
In the case of direct or indirect referral to external pages (“links”) which lie outside the field of responsibility of the provider, the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ can only be made liable if it were aware of the illegal content of the respective page and if it were technically feasible and reasonable to prohibit viewing of the pages.

The provider explicitly declares that at the time of linking no illegal content was visible on the linked pages. The provider has no influence on the up-dated and future design and content of the linked pages. Therefore, the provider explicitly dissociates itself from any modified or altered content of the linked pages. This is valid for all links and referrals made to in the provided material as well as for external input. For illegal, faulty or incomplete contents and especially for damages through the use or non-use of the available information the provider of the page referred to is alone liable and not the supplier providing the link.

3. Copyright and Trademarks
The homepage layout, the graphic elements used, and all other content are copyrighted. The proprietary rights for published copyrighted material remains in the possession of the copyright holder (Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ or a third party). A reproduction or use of these graphics, recordings, video sequences or texts in further electronic or printed publications is not permitted without the explicit consent of the copyright holder even if not labelled as a copyright protected document. All labels and trademarks, including those possibly copyrighted by a third party mentioned within the provided material are subject without exception to the conditions of the respectively valid trademarks and ownership rights of the respective registered owner. It cannot be concluded on the basis of the mere naming that trademarks are not protected by a third party.

4. Privacy policy
If the opportunity for the input of personal or business data (email addresses, name, addresses) is given, the input of these data takes place voluntarily. The provider shall protect the privacy of all people using its website. Any personal data provided shall be treated as confidential and not passed on to third parties.