Online Workshop: Risk reduction of chemical residues in soils due to wastewater reuse

The workshop “Risk reduction of chemical residues in soils due to wastewater reuse” organized by Consorzio Italbiotec will focus on the scientific and technological aspects of risk reduction strategies associated with irrigation with treated wastewater and sewage sludge fertilisation by providing insights on the use of biochar as a valuable soil amendment. The event will take place online next April 26, 2022, at 09:30.

Reclaimed wastewater for agricultural purposes represents a solution for tackling the increasing demand for food and climate change challenges. Reutilizing wastewater includes water conservation and an alternative source of organic matter and nutrients for the agro-environment.
Funded by the PRIMA programme, the RESIDUE project is committed to improving the safety of agricultural products grown under the influence of waste materials used for irrigation and fertilisation by developing an innovative technology that significantly reduces the risks of transferring organic contaminants into the agricultural products.

Registration at this link.


9.30 Welcome and Opening

The RESIDUE project: reclaimed wastewater use in agriculture.
Dr Dieter Hennecke – Fraunhofer IME, Schmallenberg

From wastewater treatment plants to our plate – The whole picture of exposure to wastewater-derived pharmaceuticals through food.
Dr Yehoshua Maor- Phytor Lab Jerusalem

Bioavailability of organic chemicals in soils: potential regulatory aspects.
Dr Jose Julio Ortega-Calvo- IRNAS-CSIC, Seville

Biochar and its use as an amendment in the composting process.
Dr Dmitri Drabkin, René Schatten – WG Geoecology, FU Berlin

11.00 Q&A Session

11:30 Conclusion

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