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The integrated project AquaTerra of the EU sixth framework lays foundations for better understanding of river–sediment–soil–groundwater systems

AutorGerzabek, M. H.; Barceló, Damià; Bellin, A.; Rijnaarts, H. H. M.; Slob, A.; Darmendrail, D.; Fowler, H. J.; Négrel, P. H.; Frank, E.; Grathwohl, P.; Kuntz, D.; Barth, J. A. C.
Palabras claveEU integrated project
Organic and inorganic pollution
Soil
Sediments
Groundwater
Surface water
Climate change
Land use change
River basin scale
Management tools
Transport-hydrological and climate modeling
Fecha de publicaciónjul-2007
EditorElsevier
CitaciónJournal of Environmental Managment 84(2): 237-243 (2007)
ResumenThe integrated project "AquaTerra" with the full title "Integrated modeling of the river–sediment–soil–groundwater system; advanced tools for the management of catchment areas and river basins in the context of global change" is among the first environmental projects within the sixth Framework Program of the European Union. Commencing in June 2004, it brought together a multidisciplinary team of 45 partner organizations from 12 EU countries, Romania, Switzerland, Serbia and Montenegro. AquaTerra is an ambitious project with the primary objective of laying the foundations for a better understanding of the behavior of environmental pollutants and their fluxes in the soil–sediment–water system with respect to climate and land use changes. The project performs research as well as modeling on river–sediment–soil–groundwater systems through quantification of deposition, sorption and turnover rates and the development of numerical models to reveal fluxes and trends in soil and sediment functioning. Scales ranging from the laboratory to river basins are addressed with the potential to provide improved river basin management, enhanced soil and groundwater monitoring as well as the early identification and forecasting of impacts on water quantity and quality. Study areas are the catchments of the Ebro, Meuse, Elbe and Danube Rivers and the Brévilles Spring. Here we outline the general structure of the project and the activities conducted within eleven existing sub-projects of AquaTerra.
Descripción7 pages, 1 table, 5 figures.-- PMID: 17166649 [PubMed].-- Available online Dec 12, 2006.
Versión del editorhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2006.10.014
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/10261/11137
DOI10.1016/j.jenvman.2006.10.014
ISSN0301-4797 (Print)
1095-8630 (Online)
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