To develop and implement a methodology within a network of reference laboratories and related organisations (including standardisation bodies) to enable and improve EU capabilities for monitoring emerging pollutants, thereby ensuring the production of data that are valid, comparable and fit for purpose across EU25.
1) To organise the EU-wide exchange of information between monitoring experts, environmental agencies and standardisation and regulatory bodies, 2) To facilitate access to existing data/information from research programmes by developing a database of leading European experts, organisations and projects dealing with emerging pollutants; geo-referenced monitoring data; mass spectrometric information on provisionally identified and unknown substances, 3) To develop protocols for validation, harmonisation, and dissemination of chemical and biological monitoring methods (including sampling methodology), 4) To undertake three case studies, involving partners from a wide selection of Member States, enabling benchmarking of the competencies and expertise and foster the transfer of knowledge and techniques.
- Network of reference laboratories, research centres and related organisations for monitoring of emerging environmental substances
- NORMAN Bulletin
- NORMAN – EMPODAT Database
- Collection, exchange and interpretation of data on emerging substances
- Passive sampling of emerging pollutants in the aquatic environment: state of the art and perspectives
- Characterization of wastewater effluents in the Danube River Basin with chemical screening, in vitro bioassays and antibiotic resistant genes analysis
- Screening and risk management solutions for steroidal estrogens in surface and wastewater
- Is there a risk for the aquatic environment due to the existence of emerging organic contaminants in treated domestic wastewater? Greece as a case-study
HCWH Europe gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the European Commission (EC)’s LIFE+ programme, the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety (BMU) Germany, and the German Environment Agency (UBA). HCWH Europe is solely responsible for the content of this project and related materials. The views expressed do not reflect the official views of the EC, BMU, or UBA.