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Boron contamination of water resources in the Mediterranean region: disrtribution, sources, social impact and remedation

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Reference no: EVK1-CT-2000-00046
Acronym: BOREMED
Period: February 2001
Status: Completed

Thesaurus terms: Contamination; Contamination; Sustainable development; Sustainable development; Water quality
Geographical term: AE, Mediterranean Water [Marine Regions]

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  • Aristotle University of Thessaloniki; Laboratory of Environmental Pollution Control, more, partner

"BOREMED aims to:

  1. Asses the magnitude of the ""boron problem"" with respect to agriculture and EU drinking-water standards
  2. Develop a methodology for identifying the sources and pathways of boron and salinity
  3. Evaluate the health impact of boron in drinking water
  4. Develop, test and apply new technologies for boron removal from contaminated groundwater, waste-water and desalinated sea water
  5. Develop water management policy that integrates the technical solutions with the political and legal institutional setting.

The different steps of the project comprise

  1. the assessment of boron concentrations in groundwater on supra-national level,
  2. the identification of the reasons of boron contamination,
  3. the identification of the pollutant pathways,
  4. the evaluation of the impact on health and
  5. the development of technological solutions which will
  6. be integrated into a water management tool.

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