Aquarehab > Project

The AQUAREHAB project is structured into distinct Work Packages (WPs) with specific objectives and deliverables.

  • a variety of innovative rehabilitation technologies for representative types of pollution (e.g. source zones, contamination plumes, diffuse pollution) and compounds that are of concern in degraded water bodies (e.g. pesticides, nitrate, Chlorinated Aliphatic Hydrocarbons, BTEX). The innovative rehabilitation technologies that to be developed are:
    • Activated riparian zone/wetlands (WP1)
    • Open trench with smart biomass containing carriers (WP2)
    • Capping of sediment & stimulated biobarriers (WP3)
    • Multifunctional permeable reactive barriers (WP4)
    • Reactive zone with injectable Fe-based particles (WP5)
  • methods (feasibility tests), tools (numerical models) and guidelines to improve the design of rehabilitation technologies and determine the long-term impact on local fluxes of pollutants (WP1-5, WP7).
  • a collaborative management tool that can be used by stakeholders, decision makers and water managers to evaluate the ecological and economical effects of different remedial actions on river basins (WP6).
  • an approach to link the effects of the rehabilitation technologies with a river basin management tool (WP7).
  • a framework to evaluate and disseminate the generic rehabilitation guidelines, approaches and tools by applying them to other river basins with other pollutant conditions, climates, .. in collaboration with end-users (WP8).
Schematic overview of Working packages (WP)