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Meet the Team: Umwelt Bundesamt

March 30, 2023


The German Environment Agency (Umwelt Bundesamt) wants to protect drinking water by providing a more sensitive and robust toxicity assessment of PFAS and PM(T) substances. How do they want to reach this goal? And why is this so important? Read the interview to learn more about their work within PROMISCES and how they support the 6 case studies.


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Meet the Team: RIVM

March 16, 2023


RIVM, the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, is the co-leader of WP2 and WP5. In this function, they have many different tasks. They work, e.g., on in silico approaches for the assessment of properties of PM(T) substances and help developing a dicision support framework for the risk management of PM(T) substances. Read the interview to learn more about RIVM’s tasks and their role in the project.


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Meet the Team: QSAR Lab

March 9, 2023


QSAR Lab aims to improve the risk assessment of PFAS and other PM(T) substances. To reach this goal, they develop computational methods for monitoring PFAS in the environment and managing the risk they pose for the environment and human health. How do these methods work? And how do they improve the risk assessment? Find out in our interview with QSAR Lab.


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TU Wien

Meet the Team: TU Wien

March 2, 2023


One problem with PFAS and other persistent and mobile chemicals is that there is only little knowledge about them. Therefor, the goal of TU Wien within PROMISCES is to provide a knowledge base to control pollution levels in rivers that are a source for drinking water. How do they do this? And what other tasks does TU Wien have in the project? Read the whole interview.


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Meet the Team: French Geological Survey (BRGM)

February 16, 2023


As coordinator of PROMISCES, BRGM is involved in different tasks within the project such as developing analytical methods for the determination of PFAS. They are also the leader for the case study on PFAS fate and transport to groundwater from AFFF (aqueous fire-fighting foam). What other tasks does BRGM have? What do they like about the project? Read more in our interview.


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Meet the Team: DECHEMA e.V.

February 2, 2023


As the leader of Work Package 6, DECHEMA e.V. is responsible for the communication, dissemination and exploitation of the project’s results to the identified target groups. They also support the other partners in dealing with stakeholder engagement. Read the whole interview to learn more about how DECHEMA communicates for PROMISCES and how communication helps to improve the health of citizens and the environment.


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Meet the Team: Consorci Besòs Tordera (CBT)

January 19, 2023


CBT is involved in Case Study 3 aiming to promote the water reuse in the Besòs river basin, for example for field irrigation. Therefore, CBT is involved in different tasks such as taking samples to detect contaminants and analyze the water quality. Read more in this interview about how CBT’s work in PROMISCES helps fighting the restrictions in the use of drinking water in Catalonia.


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Meet the Team: Berliner Wasserbetriebe

January 5, 2023


From developing and refining analytical methods to detect industrial chemicals to the monitoring of wastewater treatment plants and urban runoff: The Berliner Wasserbetriebe (BWB) have many different tasks within PROMISCES. In this interview, we talked with BWB not only about their tasks but also about their goals, the project and how they are helping to improve the safety of drinking water ressources.


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Meet the Team: Kompetenzzentrum Wasser Berlin gGmbH

December 6, 2022


KWB is the leader for Work Package 4, but is also involved in many other Work Packages.Their goal is to improve understanding of the fate and transport of the compounds in urban water cycles - not only for Berlin, but also for other cities with semi-closed water cycles or cities that want to reuse water. 


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