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Wetland and River Rehabilitation Technologies

or a large wetland and river rehabilitation project, innovative rehabilitation technologies for soil, groundwater and surface water are developed to cope with a number of different priority contaminants (nitrates, pesticides, chlorinated compounds, aromatic compounds, mixed pollutions...) within heavily degraded water systems. Methods are developed to determine the (long-term) impact of the innovative rehabilitation technologies to reduce pollution to river and groundwater receptors.

2010 – 2013


The project promotes the deployment of successful technologies for use in river basin management measures. One of the major outcomes of the project will be a generic river basin management tool that assesses the ecological and economical impact of rehabilitation technologies on the water system on both a local and a regional scale.

Benten’s role

Benten's experts contribute to the organisation and execution of 6-monthly surface water surveys of the Odense River (Denmark) and the Zenne River (Belgium) to assess the impact of rehabilitation technologies tested in the field.

The surveys include the analysis of a wide range of chemical compounds and four ecological parameters: macrozoobenthos, macrophytes, phytoplankton and phytobenthos.

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