Advanced Oxidation - Interview and site visit at WWTP Neugut

As the first full scale facility of its type, an ozonation plant is being implemented in Switzerland. The WWTP Neugut in Dübendorf cleans the wastewater from Dübendorf, Dietlikon, Wangen-Brüttisellen, and Wallisellen. The Neugut plant will be the first full scale ozonation facility at a municipal WWTP in Switzerland. The launch is expected for early 2014. The Neugut plant is a tailor-made application developed in cooperation with Eawag and the surrounding municipalities to protect the water quality of the nearby river and wells.

Bioassays - Interview with Dr. Frederic Leusch about trigger values

In the interview, Frederic Leusch explains the advantages and shortcomings of the use of bioassays that still need to be tackled. Dr Leusch is programme leader for "Water Quality and Diagnostics" at the Smart Water Research Centre as well as senior lecturer at the School of Environment at Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia. He worked in the frame of the Australian water recycling guideline on the application of bioassays in risk assessment.

Final Consortium Meeting With Demonstrating Large-Scale Ozonation

DEMEAU held the first in its three part series of final events in Zurich, Switzerland on June 17-18, 2015. Hosted on the premises of Eawag just outside of Zurich in Dübendorf, attendees engaged in collaborative knowledge exchange and discussions on the final research results, conclusions and contributions of the project. The two day event brought together the expertise of the whole project consortium, where the work areas presented the final results of their work within the project.

European Water Policy: Challenges for Hydrogeologists

The DEMEAU WA1 project partners AMPHOS21 and Kompetenzzentrum Wasser Berlin were requested to present their work at the Hydrogeology workshop organized by the European Federation of Geologists (EFG) in Brussels. The aim of the workshop was to highlight those areas where hydrogeologists are playing an important role in the implementation of the European water policy

Managed Aquifer Recharge in Europe – Challenge or Opportunity for the Environment?

On December 5, 2013, the first DEMEAU utility event in combination with a workshop was held at Berliner Wasserbetriebe (BWB) in Berlin Tegel. Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR) through bank filtration or pond infiltration has a long tradition in Berlin. The city has been producing its drinking water since more than 150 years through bank filtration. Against the background of global changes, aquifer storage has become relevant in other contexts as well, like preventing sea-water intrusion or sustaining groundwater levels.

MAR to MAR-ket

Workshop on ISMAR 8 in Bejing, in room 203 A on 15 October 1:30 - 5:00 pm. Strategies to bring Managed Aquifer Recharge technique to the industry. Some examples for Mediterranean countries. Presented by Christoph Sprenger (KWB). Read more

ISMAR8: Managed Aquifer Recharge: Meeting the Water Resource Challenge

First results from the Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR) catalogue were presented during the 8th International Symposium on Managed Aquifer Recharge (ISMAR8) in Beijing (China) to the scientific community. Although other databases on MAR sites exist, the catalogue developed in the FP7 project DEMEAU holds the most updated and comprehensive information on European MAR sites up to now.    

The objectives of the European MAR catalogue are:

Catalogue of 286 Managed Aquifer Recharge Sites in Europe

Experts working on Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR) as part of the DEMEAU project compiled a catalogue of 286 MAR-sites in Europe. The data will be included in an existing online data portal and serves as a basis for further risk assessment and recommendations concerning the authorization of European MAR sties in line with EU legislation.

D11.1 Development of a Catalogue on European MAR Sites: Documentation

In order to demonstrate the effects of typical existing European MAR systems onto groundwater availability and groundwater quality with specific focus on trace organics, a comprehensive relational database (catalogue) on European MAR systems was created to ensure efficient management of available data. By means of the built-in user forms, queries, and reports, database users are enabled to not only view and enter records but also to quickly process the data to extract needed information.

Putting in vitro bioassay results in perspective – a concept for deriving human health based bioassay trigger values

The application of in vitro bioassays receives increasing attention for water quality assessment. A major advantage of bioassays is that they provide an integrated biological response concerning e.g. hormonal activity in environmental waters and (sources of) drinking water. In order to integrate bioassays into legislation and with that into the practice of risk assessment for water supply, adequate limit values are needed.

Aim of the study


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