LIFE IMPETUS participated in the networking event “Current and future trends in the monitoring and control of emerging pollution in the water cycle”, held in Santiago de Compostel, Spain, gathering representatives of different projects in the field of monitoring, control and treatment of emerging pollutants in the integrated water cycle.

During the event, besides LIFE IMPETUS, several projects were presented and discussed, namely the CFIS-Ecopharma project, LIFE EMPORE, WaterNanoEnv, Sea-on-a-chip, BRAAVOO and SeMPAC.

The objective of the event was to know different projects encompassed in this subject addressed from different perspectives: real-time monitoring, passive samplers, nanotechnology, treatment systems and control tools. The event favored networking among the projects involved in order to establish future work needs on the issue of emerging pollutants, in anticipation of possible changes in legislation at the community level.

To conclude the day, a round table was held on the present and future of the issue of emerging pollutants in the water cycle with representatives of companies, research centers and technology centers: National Laboratory for Civil Engineering (LNEC) , Instituto Tecnológico de Galicia, Iberian International Nanotechnology Laboratory, Levante Technological Laboratories, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas and Cetaqua Galicia.