The Laboratory of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology, part of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), is developing a data platform for all partners to store their data. With this cloud-based ecosystem, data from the project becomes searchable and accessible to all project partners and… Read More »The UPWATER Cloud Ecosystem is operative!
The IWW Water Centre plays a crucial role in the UPWATER project. With expertise on groundwater analysis, risk assessment, monitoring and mitigation solutions, IWW contributes to the main objective of the project: reducing groundwater contamination and ensuring a sustainable water future. IWW endeavours to offer… Read More »IWW’s multi-criteria approach in assessing risks to groundwater quality
The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) will deploy and asses the performance of a new generation of passive sampler technology used in the UPWATER project. The governmental organization is keen to play a part as associated partner, according to scientist Dioni Cendón: “Australia’s… Read More »Aiding Australia groundwater challenges with passive sampling
Researchers from the Laboratory of Virus Contaminants of Water and Food (VIRCONT) –which belongs to the University of Barcelona –, with expertise in detecting and quantifying viral contaminants in all types of bodies of water, will work on optimising passive sampling methods for detecting viruses… Read More »Introducing passive samplers to groundwater viral testing
The MAiMA research group from the Universitat de Barcelona (UB) plays a vital role in the UPWATER project through the assessment of the feasibility of coupling isotope analyses to passive samplers for preconcentration of contaminants from groundwater bodies, across the three case studies. The UB’s… Read More »Using stable isotopes for solving environmental pollution problems
The UPWATER project aims to develop successful methods and solutions that will require scaling up. One of the tasks assigned to TARH, a Portuguese consulting firm, is to facilitate this process. Additionally, evaluating the long-term impact of these developed methods and solutions could lead to… Read More »Updating water policies with long-term impact
What a perfect time to delve into Nature Based Solutions, especially during the ongoing #EUGreenWeek! We’re currently meeting in Barcelona to talk about the Besòs river case study site to discuss initial requirements, challenges and concerns around the implementation of Nature Based Solutions at this… Read More »Implementing nature based solutions in the Besòs river, Spain
In order to identify necessary mitigation measures to maintain the quality of groundwater, the French National Institute for Industrial Environment and Risks (Ineris) will carry out an environmental risk assessment as part of the UPWATER project.
Aarhus University (AU) is the coordinating partner for UPWATER’s Danish case study. To preserve important sources of drinking water in the region of Stengaarden in the future, the university is now preparing tests with biofilters and biofilmreactors. ‘We have to remove more than 90 percent… Read More »Solving micro-pollution with innovative biofiltration
As a close partner to the Barcelona municipality, the strategic urban planning agency Barcelona Regional works on a long-term perspective on treating and using water in the urban environment. Through the UPWATER project, the agency aims to gain a better understanding of pollutants in the… Read More »Working towards a pollution-free Besòs river