The Institute of Sanitary Engineering and Water Pollution Control at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna (Universität für Bodenkultur Wien- BOKU) is active in education, applied science and research for water quality management. The institute accounts for 30 people, emphasising an integrated approach in a wide range of research disciplines.
BOKU emphasises in isciplines such as water treatment technologies, sustainable water management, measurement and control, aquatic chemistry/microbiology, modelling and strategic planning methods. Other related research topics of the institute include: Resources management for drinking water production, interactions between water quality in the floodplain and bank filtration during the operation of the drinking water abstraction plants, Water Safety Plans, Risk management, and on-line monitoring of water quality parameters during drinking water production.
As leader of WP2 (enhancement) BOKU will conduct research on the upgrading of wetlands and the combination with soil aquifer treatment as well as bank filtration technologies. As leader of the task 1.4, BOKU will be in charge of developing a research plan in order to plan the R&D strategy of the consortium as a whole. BOKU will also contribute to the on-site development of a risk management and monitor scheme. Moreover, BOKU will support NEERI for the lead of the CoP and actively contribute to the dissemination, networking and training activities.
BOKU has developed scientific knowledge as leading partner in several international projects including EC funded projects (as co-ordinator and partner). BOKU is also widely known in the field of natural treatment systems, including constructed wetlands and bank filtration. BOKU has been involved in several international R&D projects as the INCO-DEV project (FP4)
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