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

Chairman: Josep Lluís Domingo
Laboratory of Toxicology and Environmental Health, "Rovira i Virgili" University, 43201 Reus


9.00h-10.00h
Self regeneration of a Spanish estuary formerly affected by anthropogenic inputs of naturally occurring radioactive materials (NORM)1
R. García-Tenorio
Applied Nuclear Physics Research Group, University of Sevilla


10.00h-11.00h
Poster Session

The integrated use of batteries of specific biochemical markers to characterize biological effects of persistent organic and inorganic pollutants in Zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha)
M. Faria1,2, C. Riva1,2 and C. Barata3
1 Centro de Recerca i Innovacio en Toxicologia - CRIT, UPC. Terrassa
2 Laboratoy of Environmental Toxicology - INTEXTER, UPC. Terrassa
3 Department of Enviornmental Chemistry, CSIC. Barcelona


Technical review of sediment sampling in large rivers. The case of the Ebro
J.A. López-Tarazón
1, R.J. Batalla1,2, D. Vericat3 and A. Tena1
1 Department of Soil and Environmental Sciences, University of Lleida, E-25198 Lleida, Catalonia, Spain
2 Forestry and Technology Center of Catalonia, E-25280 Solsona, Catalonia, Spain
3 Centre for Catchment and Coastal Research, Institute of Geography and Earth Sciences, Aberystwyth University, Wales, Ceredigion. SY23 3DB, UK


Radionuclides in sludge from a potable water treatment plant located in the Ebro River

M. Palomo, A. Peñalver, C. Aguilar and F. Borrull
Unitat de Radioquímica Ambiental i Sanitaria, Universitat Rovira i Virgili
Consorci d'Aigues de Tarragona (CAT). 43895 L'Ampolla Tarragona


Biomonitoring of mercury pollution in the Ebro River by analysis of metallothionein gene expression in carp

A. Navarro
1, S. Pelayo1, L. Quirós1, C. Barata2, M.C. Riva3, D. Raldúa3, S. Díez4 and B. Piña1
1 IBMB-CSIC
2 IIQAB-CSIC
3 Laboratory of Environmental Toxicology-UPC
4 IJA-CSIC


Analysis of biological activities associated to Flix sediments by recombinant yeast assays
A. Olivares, T.-N. Noguerol, S. Boronat and B. Piña
Institut of Molecular Biology in Barcelona, IBMB-CSIC

Determination of methylmercury in fish by solid-phase microextraction followed by gas chromatography coupled to atomic fluorescence spectroscopy
L. Carrasco
1, S. Díez1,2 and J.M. Bayona1
1 Environmental Chemistry Department, IIQAB-CSIC, 08034, Barcelona
2 Institute of Earth Sciences “Jaume Almera”, ICTJA-CSIC, 08028 Barcelona


Preliminary ecological risk assessment of chemicals and radionuclides from polluted sediments in the flix water reservoir (Ebro River)
J. de Pablo
1, L. Jiménez1, V. Martí1, N. Casacuberta2, P. Masqué2 and J. Garcia-Orellana2
1 CTM Technological Center, Environmental Technology Area. 08242 Manresa
2 Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals - Departament de Física. Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. 08193 Bellaterra


Effect of feeding ecology on Hg and Cu levels accumulated in nestlings feathers: The case of a mixed heronry at aiguabarreig (NE Spain)
M.G. Tarrasón
1, J. Cotín1, L. Jover2, C. Sanpera1 and X. Ruiz1
1 Dept. de Biologia Animal, Universitat de Barcelona. 08028-Barcelona
2 Dept. de Salut Pública, Universitat de Barcelona, 08036-Barcelona


11.00h-11.30h
Coffee break

Focus: Agriculture

11.30h-11.50h
Methodology for sampling soils and crops in the irrigated area of the Flix reservoir

J.R. Gispert
1, J. Pastor2, I. Belart3, J.O. Grimalt4, E. Gacia5, P. Masqué6, C. Bosch Suades4, R. Roig5, N. Casacuberta6, A. Magriñá1 and S. Tost1
1 Institute of Agroalimentary Research and Technology (IRTA).Centre Mas de Bover. Constantí 43120 (Tarragona)
2 Institute of Agroalimentary Research and Technology (IRTA).Estació Experimental de l’Ebre. Amposta 43870 (Tarragona)
3 Agriculture, Food and Rural Action Departament (DAAR). Generalitat of Catalonia. Oficina Comarcal. Móra d’Ebre 43740 (Tarragona)
4 Department of Environmental Chemistry (IIQAB-CSIC). 08034- Barcelona
5 Centre for advanced Studies of Blanes (CEAB-CSIC). 17300 Blanes (Girona)
6 Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals- Departament de Física. Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona, 08183 Bellaterra, Spain


11.50h-12.10h
Metal concentrations in soils and agricultural products in the lower Ebro basin

R. Roig
1, D. Soto1, J. Catalan1, C. Bosch Suades2, J.R. Gispert3 and E. Gacia1
1 Center for Advanced Studies of Blanes (CEAB), Spanish Council for Scientific Research (CSIC), Blanes
2 Institute for Chemical and Environmental Research (IIQAB), Spanish Council for Scientific Research (CSIC), Barcelona
3 Institute for Agro-alimentary Research and Technology (IRTA), Tarragona


12.10h-12.30h
Metals in rice fields of the Ebro delta: an approach to the transfer between soil and plant
E. Gacia
1, R. Roig1, L. Carrasco2, S. Díez2 and J. Catalán1
1 Centre d’Estudis Avançats de Blanes (CEAB-CSIC) 17300 Blanes
2 Institut d’Investigacions Químiques i Ambientals (IIQAB-CSIC) Barcelona


12.30h-12.50h
Organochlorine compounds in agricultural soils and crops irrigated with Ebre River water collected downstream from the residues of a chloro-alkali plant
C. Bosch Suades
1, J.O.Grimalt1, J.R. Gispert2, R. Roig3 and E. Gacia3
1 Institute of Chemical and Environmental Research (IIQAB-CSIC)
2 Institute for Food and Agricultural Research and Technology (IRTA)
3 Centre for Advanced Studies of Blanes (CSIC)


13.00h-14.30h
Lunch

Chairman: Carles Ibañez
Aquatic Ecosystems Unit. Institute for Food and Agricultural Research and Technology


Focus: Risk Assessment

14.30h-14.50h
Risk assessment of metals from consuming vegetables, fruits and rice grown on soils irrigated with waters of the Ebro River in Catalonia, Spain
R. Martí-Cid
1, N. Ferré-Huguet1, M. Schuhmacher1,2 and J.L. Domingo1
1 Laboratory of Toxicology and Environmental Health, "Rovira i Virgili" University, 43201 Reus
2 Department of Chemical Engineering, School of Chemical Engineering, "Rovira i Virgili" University, Sescelades Campus, 43007 Tarragona


14.50h-15.10h
Health risks of metal intake through the consumption of fish and seafood by the population living near the Ebro River (Catalonia, Spain)
M. Nadal
1, N. Ferré-Huguet1, R. Martí-Cid1, M. Schuhmacher1,2 and J.L. Domingo1
1 Laboratory of Toxicology and Environmental Health, "Rovira i Virgili" University, 43201 Reus
2 Department of Chemical Engineering, School of Chemical Engineering, "Rovira i Virgili" University, Sescelades Campus, 43007 Tarragona


15.10h-15.30h
Human health risk assessment for environmental exposure to metals in the Catalan bank of the Ebro River and its delta (Catalonia Spain)
N. Ferré-Huguet
1, M. Nadal1, M. Schuhmacher1,2 and J.L. Domingo1
1 Laboratory of Toxicology and Environmental Health, "Rovira i Virgili" University, 43201 Reus
2 Department of Chemical Engineering, School of Chemical Engineering, "Rovira i Virgili" University, Sescelades Campus, 43007 Tarragona


15.30h-15.50h
Absence of radiological impact caused by natural radionuclides through ingestion downstream the Flix reservoir (Ebro River, Spain)
N. Casacuberta
1, P. Masqué1, J. Garcia-Orellana1, J.M. Bruach1, J.R. Gispert2, J. Pastor3, I. Belart4, R. Roig5, E. Gacia5, M. Nadal6, N. Ferré-Huguet6, R. Martí-Cid6, M. Schuhmacher6,7, J.L. Domingo6, P. de la Iglesia8 and J. Diògene8
1 Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals - Departament de Física. Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 08183 Bellaterra
2 IRTA - Mas de Bover. 43120 Constantí
3 Estació Experimental de l’Ebre, IRTA. Ctra. Balada, Km 1. 43870 Amposta
4 Departament d’Agricultura, Alimentació i Acció Rural, Generalitat de Catalunya. Móra d’Ebre
5 Centre d'Estudis Avançats de Blanes (CEAB-CSIC). 17300 Blanes
6 Laboratory of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Rovira i Virgili University. 43201 Reus
7 Department of Chemical Engineering, School of Chemical Engineering, Rovira i Virgili University. Sescelades Campus, 43007 Tarragona
8 IRTA. E-43540 Sant Carles de la Ràpita


15.50h
End of workshop