Partner (Université de Montpellier) - France

INWAT project - Serge Chiron

Dr. Serge Chironhas been research director at the UMR HydroSciences Montpellier since 2011 and has more than 25 years of experience in environmental chemistry. He received his Ph.D. (1995) in chemistry from Barcelona University and spent more than 10 years at the Marseille University as permanent lecturer. He develops his research activities in environmental risk assessment of emerging contaminants and in natural based systems (NBS) for their elimination at source. His main technical skills are mass spectrometry techniques applied to the investigation of the fate of emerging contaminants in the environment. He has been involved in more than 20 projects (national and EU) and in a research chair Veolia- UMR HydroSciences untitled "Risk analysis related to emerging contaminants in water bodies"

INWAT project - Belinda Huerta

Dr. Belinda Huerta is a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Environmental Science and Public Health, University of Montpellier, within the HydroSciences Montpellier (HSM) research unit. Her research activity deals with the following topics: occurrence, bioaccumulation and degradation of emerging contaminants in both, natural systems and water reuse scenarios,with particular interest in the effects of these compounds in living organisms.


INWAT project - Université de Montpellier

Université de Montpellier

HydroSciences Montpellier (HSM, is a joint laboratory (UMR 5569) of Montpellier University, IRD and CNRS with 100 permanent staff. Research activities cover different fields but all dealing with water sciences including drought and flood events in relation with climate changes, biogeochemitry, studies on hydrological cycles and more recently research activities related to wastewater treatment, management and reuse.HSM performs part of its activities towards Mediterranean regions. Research activities of the team "Emergent Contaminants" of HSM (5 permanents) are directed (i) to a better understanding of the behavior and fate of pesticides and emerging contaminants including endocrine disrupting compounds (EDCs) and pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) in the environment and (ii) to assess environmental and human health risks related to these particular contaminants. HSM has a well-equipped analytical lab including LC-HRMS and GC-MS/MS, which are made available for the INWAT project.

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