T28 / D4


  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Czech Republic
  • Europe
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom



Griet Van Gestelgriet.van.gestel@ovam.bewww.ovam.beYesyesyes
Emerging contaminants The interests of OVAM regarding emerging contaminants lie on the interface between science and policy. Matters of concern and challenges are large: risks for human health and ecosystems, risk for further spreading (e.g. by dredging of sediments), lack of guidance for local and regional authorities, uncertainty about liability, … There is a need for guidance on how to deal with new substances in practice: on sampling, analysis and risk analysis, on how to manage, prevent and remediate contamination of soil, (ground)water and sediment. Problems on liability and legislation are not less important. For the moment , the approach of OVAM is to give priority to substances of highest ‘overall’ risk, and for which remediation or prevention is feasible. The scale of use of the substance, the way and extent to which it was spilled into the environment, the persistence, mobility and toxicity are taken into account to estimate the ‘overall’ risks. Hereby, we are relying on our experience with the inventory, the management and remediation of soil and groundwater pollution with more common substances. However, given the size of the problem, transnational co-operation will be essential to tackle it. Therefore, we want to collaborate with researchers, problem owners, and other policy makers on this theme. possibly, currently fundingnbal@ovam.be

Czech Republic



Tekes - the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation
Chief advisor Kari Keskinenkari.keskinen@tekes.fihttps://www.tekes.fi/en/tekes/yespossiblynoTekes is the most important publicly funded expert organisation for financing research, development and innovation in Finland. Tekes promotes a broad-based view on innovation: besides funding technological breakthroughs, Tekes emphasises the significance of service-related, design, business, and social innovations. Tekes works with the top innovative companies and research units in Finland. Every year, Tekes finances some 1,500 business research and development projects, and almost 600 public research projects at universities, research institutes and universities of applied sciences. Research, development and innovation funding is targeted to projects that create in the long-term the greatest benefits for the economy and society. Participation of enterprises is a requirement for funding. Tekes highlights the importance of economic impacts in its funding decisions.
different ways of using water and relation to environmentpossibly, already funded, currently fundingantti.rehunen@ymparisto.fi


Ministry of Agriculture and Food
Marion BARDYmarion.bardy@agriculture.gouv.frhttp://www,agriculture.gouv.frunknownyesyesHow to manage the multifunctionality of agricultural soils, also takes into account in the decision making - transverse to several themes. What means of action / levers for actors managing agricultural ecosystems
pollutant transfer CASDAR funded project on nitrogen transfer yes, already funded, currently fundingmc.dictor@brgm.fr






Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Maria MaiaMaria.Maia@fct.ptwww.fct.ptPermission for what?yesyes
possibly, already funded, currently fundingtpanago@ualg.pt
Center on Spatial and Organizational Dynamics
Thomas Panagopoulostpanago@ualg.pthttp://cieo.pt/mission.phpyespossiblyyes
outside our remittpanago@ualg.pt
António José Conde Buzio Sampaio Ramos
currently fundingtpanago@ualg.pt





Basque Government
Ignacio de la Puerta Director of Spatial Planning, Urbanism and Urban Regeneration- Basque Governmentidelapuerta@euskadi.eushttp://www.euskadi.eus/gobierno-vasco/departamento-medio-ambiente-politica-territorial/inicio/YespossiblynoInterested in SRA and in following up the initiative of New Funder Platform
Water/energy/food system from the perspective of spatial planning and land use planning and policies, under climate change scenariospossiblygemma.garcia@tecnalia.com


The Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agrucultural Sciences and Spatial Planning
Elisabet Goranssonelisabet.goransson@formas.sewww.formas.seyespossiblypossiblyMay be a change of Contact person


Swiss National Science Foundation SNSF
c/o Marco Pützmarco.puetz@wsl.chwww.snf.chnonono
Swiss Federal Office for the Environment FOEN
c/o Marco Pützmarco.puetz@wsl.chwww.bafu.admin.chnonono

United Kingdom

Current and future water demand scenarios will enable more futureproof land use decision making to ensure the delivery of sufficient and clean water for future generations.

  • For founders
  • For endusers
  • For researchers
  • For citizens
Funding research on the dynamics of the soil-water-sediment system and how to manage this as influenced by land use, land use changes and climate, will contribute to securing the delivery of sufficient and clean water to meet societal water demands.
All stakeholders need water, to maintain life, to produce goods and services, to use for cleaning, etc., and will benefit from this research.
Researching the societal demand for sufficient and clean water, by agriculture, industry, homes and nature, requires current as well as future demand analyses and their spatial and temporal /seasonal fluctuations, using scenario studies. Researching demand for water also entails identifying challenges to realise an improved resource and energy efficiency while safeguarding environmental quality, with a specific focus on the consequences for land use and land management.
Research into the societal water demand and what this means for spatial planning and land usewill contribute to SDG 6: Ensure availability and
sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.

Water is vital and essential for a smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. The demand of clean and sufficient water is high in European societies, for the production of drinking water, for biomass production, for industrial production, for fresh water ecosystems, ... Soil and land management highly influence water quality and quantity.

Clean and sufficient water is a key element for a healthy functioning SSW-system, the production of biomass, the provision of clean drinking water and groundwater sustainability. It is also a driving force for landslides and floods within the SSW-System (see CTT-.6) Special attention should be given to water resources affected by agricultural land use i.e. high density of livestock breeding, agriculture, irrigation, transfer of agricultural land to settlements and ongoing climate change.
The EU will increase the reuse of treated waste water to fight water scarcity (http://ec.europa.eu/environment/water/reuse.htm). Open questions are the contaminants in the water and the treatment for cleaning. This is also a major question for intact soil functions (filtering and buffer functions).
Within the landscape context key questions on water research are needed for assessment methods for spatial water potentials for agriculture in the context of different land use intensities and changes as well as water balance in meso-catchments. Other needs exists on (existing and) emerging pollutants for (drinking) water from surface and groundwater, for retention potentials for water in micro- and meso-catchment and reducing natural hazards, the quality and quantity of surface and groundwater, knowledge on water resources fluctuations within seasonal fluctuations and the demand from different sectors like agriculture, industry and homes. Finally manageable models have to be elaborated not only for waters users itself, but also for planners and politicians.
Key questions include:
• How control and improve water quality in contaminated land management from both diffuse and point sources, including emergent contaminant classes?
• How to estimate the risks of emerging pollutants for drinking water production?
• Assessing the impacts of different land uses and climate change on the quality and quantity of surface waters and groundwater.
• What effects have to be mentioned by processes of water reuse?

Activities: knowledge transfer, knowledge creation, demonstration, training and education, survey and monitoring, networking

Goals: No poverty, Zero hunger, Good health Quality, Gender equality, Clean water & sanitation, Affodable and clean energy, Decent work and economic growth, Industry innovation and infrastructure, Reduced inequalities, Sustainable cities and communities, Responsible consumption, Climate action, Life below water, Life on land, Peace and justive, Partnership for the goals

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