20.02.2018 | Two new publications online, free access

There are two new publications by Bio5 freely and online available:

1. Hollert H et al. (2018): Looking back – looking forward: A novel multi-time slice weight-of-evidence approach for defining reference conditions to assess the impact of human activities on lake systems. Sci Total Environ, Vol. 626, pp:1036-1046.

Link. Free access until 10.04.2018


Escher BI et al. (2018): Effect-based trigger values for in vitro and in vivo bioassays performed on surface water extracts supporting the environmental quality standards (EQS) of the European Water Framework Directive. Sci Total Environ, Vol. 628-629, pp:748-765.

Link. Free access until 11.04.2018

01.12.2017 | Young Water Researchers Symposium (YoWaReS 2017) was a success

On November 24, 2017, the Young Water Researchers Symposium - YoWaReS was held for the first time at RTWH Aachen. The event, which was initiated by the Ph.D. students of the Forschungsverbund Project House Water, offered young scientists from water research and related disciplines the opportunity to present their own research, to discuss and to make new contacts.
More than 60 interested junior researchers from Germany, Italy, Sweden and Switzerland exchanged professional knowledge and innovative ideas on the topic of water. Technical topics and analytical methods were discussed in a total of four topics in order to investigate pollutant loadings and distributions in waters and sediments and to investigate effects on adjacent ecosystems. The event also focused on methods of water treatment and the question of how high water quality can be achieved and secured, as well as an economic consideration of water management processes. The event was rounded off with presentations by speakers from RWTH Aachen as well as our esteemed keynotes:

Alexandra Brinke, Department of Biochemistry, Ecotoxicology; The German Federal Institute of Hydrology (BfG)
Dr. Emile Cornelissen, Process Engineering and Water Innovations; KWR Watercycle Research Institute, the Netherlands
Dr.-Ing. Gudrun Hillebrand, Groundwater, Geology, River Morphology; The German Federal Institute of Hydrology (BfG)
Prof. Henner Hollert, Institute for Environmental Research; RWTH Aachen University
Prof. Peter Letmathe, Management Accounting; RWTH Aachen
Prof. Holger Schüttrumpf, Institute of Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management; RWTH Aachen University
Prof. Thomas Wintgens, Environmental and Water Technologies; FHNW University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland

After the successful start, it is planned to make the Young Water Researchers Symposium an integral part of the event program of the Water Project House at RWTH Aachen in the years to come (info).
The team of YoWaReS would like to thank proRWTH Aachen e.V., MLP, and S.T.E.P. consulting GmbH for the financial support of this year's event as well as all of the speakers and attendees that made this first year such a success!

Prof. Dr. Henner Hollert, Institute for Environmental Research

Engaging talk and Poster social

16.08.2017 | Young Water Researchers' Symposium in Aachen - Call for Abstracts

We are pleased to invite you to attend and present at the first annual Young Water Researchers' Symposium (YoWaReS) in Aachen on Friday November 24, 2017 in HKW 1 (Toaster building), Wüllnerstr. 1, 52062 Aachen.

The symposium's topics cover:
•    Water quality and treatment
•    Organic micropollutants in the environment: Fate, speciation and bioavailability in water, soil and sediment
•    Contaminated sediments in aquatic systems - resuspension, transport, distribution and its modeling
•    Water-related innovations and resource economics

Our aims are to:
•    Connect young researchers and professionals in the area of water-related research.
•    Provide a platform to present yourself and to enable in-depth discussions in a relaxed environment.
•    Exchange ideas and perspectives from different disciplines and several European countries.

Are you a PhD or advanced master's student interested in water research?
Do you want to get connected?
Are you looking for our best presentation/poster award?
Then YoWaReS is the place to be!

Don't miss the submission deadline for your abstract (max. 10000 characters) on September 30, 2017.
Registration deadline is November 10, 2017. Contribution towards expenses is 15 €.

Additional information, the tentative program and registration details can be found here.
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