Tarragona, 6-8 February 2008
Riverpol Scientific Committee Invited speakers Venue and dates Accommodation
Technical Secretariat Registration form Abstract Scientific Programme
February 6, 2008 I February 7, 2008 I February 8, 2008


Welcome address. Marta Schuhmacher and Joan O. Grimalt

Chair: Marta Schuhmacher
Department of Chemical Engineering, School of Chemical Engineering, "Rovira i Virgili" University, Sescelades Campus, 43007 Tarragona

Towards Risk-Based Management of Rivers with emphasis on Industrial Effluents as Source of Risk

J. Brils
Deltares/TNO. 3508 AL Utrecht, The Netherlands

Focus: Abiotic Processes

Sediment transport in the lower Ebro River
R.J. Batalla1,2, D. Vericat3, J.A. López-Tarazón1 and A. Tena1
1 Department of Soil and Environmental Sciences, University of Lleida, E-25198 Lleida
2 Forestry and Technology Center of Catalonia, E-25280 Solsona
3 Centre for Catchment and Coastal Research, Institute of Geography and Earth Sciences, Aberystwyth University, Wales, Ceredigion

Influence of Ebro River flow regimes on the mobilization of chlorinated POPs

C. Lourencetti1, J.O. Grimalt1, J.A. López2, D. Vericat3 and R.J Batalla2
1 Chemical and Environmental Research Institute (IIQAB-CSIC), c/ Jordi Girona, 18. 08034, Barcelona
2 Department of Soil and Environmental Sciences. University of Lleida. Av. Rovira Roure, 191. 25198 Lleida
3 Centre for Catchment and Coastal Research, Aberystwyth University, Wales, Ceredigion, SY23 3DB, UK

Trace metals in Flix Reservoir (Ebro River): highly polluted area associated to a chloro-alkali plant

M. Belzunces and A. Palanques
Institut de Ciències del Mar (CMIMA-CSIC), 08003 Barcelona

On the remobilization of the dumped wastes of the Flix reservoir (Ebro River): evidences from radionuclides in suspended particulate matter
N. Casacuberta1, P. Masqué1, J. Garcia-Orellana1, J.M. Bruach1, R.J. Batalla2, D. Vericat2, J.A. López2, A. Palanques3, J. Guillén3, P. Puig3 and M. Belzunces3
1 Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals - Departament de Física. Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 08183 Bellaterra
2 Dept. Medi Ambient i Ciències del Sòl, Universitat de Lleida. 25198 Lleida
3 Institut de Ciències del Mar, CSIC. 08003 Barcelona

Pollution associated to mining and metallurgical wastes in streams and rivers of Asturias

J. Loredo, A. Ordóñez and R. Álvarez
Escuela de Minas. Universidad de Oviedo. 33004 Oviedo

Heavy metals in aquatic ecosystems in the Pyrenees: history and present-day implications of a long-range, long-term atmospheric pollution
L. Camarero and M. Bacardit
Centre d’Estudis Avançats de Blanes (CEAB-CSIC). 17300 Blanes (Girona)