Two main issues have a high impact in the agricultural food production: the lack of water resources in some European countries and pollution with pesticides. The use of pesticides for pest control is a common practice. However, the usage patterns of water among European countries differ, e.g. Scandinavian countries rely on natural precipitation while many South European countries are facing difficulties in meeting the water demand of crops. In some European countries the use of treated wastewater has been implemented for irrigation when natural freshwater sources are scarce. More

Main outputs

  • Butkovskyi, A., Yuying, Y., Bergheim, H., Lazar, D., Gulyaeva, K., Odenmark, S.R., Norli, H.R., Nowak, K.M., Miltner, A., Kästner, M., Eggen, T. Retention and distribution of pesticides in planted filter microcosms designed for treatment of agricultural surface runoff. Science of the Total Environment (accepted 2021). (open access)

  • M. Solé, N. Montemurro, S. Pérez. Biomarker responses and metabolism in Lumbricus terrestris exposed to drugs of environmental concern, an in vivo and in vitro approach. Chemosphere.

  • S. Gallego, D. Nos, N. Montemurro, J.C. Sanchez Hernandez, S. Perez, M. Solè, F. Martin-Laurent. Ecotoxicological impact of the antihypertensive valsartan on earthworms, extracellular enzymes and soil bacterial communities. Environmental Pollution (2021) 275 – 116647.

  • Y. Bigott, S. P. Chowdhury, S. Pérez, N. Montemurro, R. Manasfi, P. Schröder. Effect of the pharmaceuticals diclofenac and lamotrigine on stress responses and stress gene expression in lettuce (Lactuca sativa) at environmentally relevant concentrations. Journal of Hazardous Materials (2020).

  • M. Brienza, R. Manasfi, S. Chiron. Relevance of Nnitrosation reactions for secondary amines in nitrate-rich wastewater under UV-C treatment. Water Research (2019) 162:22-29.

  • M. Brienza, R. Manasfi, A. Sauvêtre, S. Chiron. Nitric oxide reactivity accounts for N-nitroso-ciprofloxacin formation under nitrate-reducing conditions. Water Research (2020) 185:116293.

  • R. Manasfi, M. Brienza, N. Aït-Moubeb, N. Montemurro, S. Perez, S. Chiron, Impact of long-term irrigation with municipal reclaimed wastewater on the uptake and degradation of organic contaminants in lettuce and leek. Science of the Total Environment (2020).

  • R. Manasfi, S. Chiron, N. Montemurro, S. Perez, M. Brienza. Biodegradation of fluoroquinolone antibiotics and the climbazole fungicide by Trichoderma species. Environmental Science and Pollution Research (2020) 27: 23331–23341

  • N. Montemurro, A. Orfanioti, R. Manasfi, N.S. Thomaidis, S. Pérez, Comparison of high resolution mrm and sequential window acquisition of all theoretical fragment-ion acquisition modes for the quantitation of 48 wastewater-borne pollutants in lettuce. Journal of Chromatography A 1631 (2020) 461566

  • N. Montemurro, J. Joedicke, S. Pérez, Development and application of a QuEChERS method with liquid chromatography-quadrupole time of flight-mass spectrometry for the determination of 50 wastewater-borne pollutants in earthworms exposed through treated wastewater. Chemosphere 263 (2021) 128222

  • N. Montemurro, C. Postigo, S. Chirón, D. Barcelò, S. Pérez, Analysis and fate of 14 relevant wastewater-derived organic pollutants in long-term exposed soil. Analytical and bioanalytical chemistry 2019, 411 (12), 2687-2696.

  • S. Gallego, M. Brienza, J. Béguet, S. Chiron, F. MartinLaurent (2021) Impact of repeated irrigation of lettuce cultures with municipal wastewater on soil bacterial community diversity and composition. Environmental Science and Pollution Research. Under review.

  • S Gallego, N. Montemurro, J. Béguet, N. Rouard, S. Perez, L. Philippot, F. Martin-Laurent (2021) Ecotoxicological risk assessment of water reuse on soil microorganisms: fate and impact of wastewater micropollutants in lettuce-planted soils. Under preparation for Environmental Pollution.

  • Y. Bigott, S. Gallego, N. Montemurro, M.C. Breuil, S Perez, F. Martin-Laurent, P Schröeder (2021) Ecotoxicological risk assessment of water reuse on plant-associated microorganisms: fate and impact of wastewater borne pharmaceuticals in lettuces. Under preparation Environmental Pollution.

  • Pérez, S.; Montemurro, N.; Chirón, S.; Barcelò, D. "Interaction and Fate of Pharmaceuticals in Soil-Crop Systems - The Impact of Reclaimed Wastewater”. Volume 698 of The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry (Springer).

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Project coordinator Damià Barceló Culleres
Last Updated April 25, 2022, 08:57 (UTC)
Created November 21, 2018, 10:00 (UTC)
Acronym AWARE
Contact personsfor Dissemination activities - Open Data&Open Acces activities Damià Barceló Culleres
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Project partners hmgu-helmholtz-zentrum-muenchen-gmbh-german-research-center-for-environmental-health; umr-hydrosciences-montpellier-ird-montpellier-university-um-hsm;nibio-norwegian-institute-of-bioeconomy-research;institut-national-de-la-recherche-inra
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