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Emerging and Priority Pollutants in Rivers

Bringing Science into River Management Plans

  • Helena Guasch
  • Antoni Ginebreda
  • Anita Geiszinger


  • Links scientific research and management practices

  • Richly illustrated

  • An invaluable source of information for researchers and advanced students in the fields of environmental sciences, risk assessment and controlling, toxicology and ecology, decision-makers in government, industrial and regulatory bodies


Part of the The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry book series (HEC, volume 19)

Also part of the Anthropogenic Compounds book sub series (volume 19)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Aleksandra Jelić, Meritxell Gros, Mira Petrović, Antoni Ginebreda, Damià Barceló
    Pages 1-23
  3. Jarkko Akkanen, Tineke Slootweg, Kimmo Mäenpää, Matti T. Leppänen, Stanley Agbo, Christine Gallampois et al.
    Pages 25-53
  4. Lorenzo Proia, Fernanda Cassió, Claudia Pascoal, Ahmed Tlili, Anna M. Romaní
    Pages 55-83
  5. Natàlia Corcoll, Marta Ricart, Stephanie Franz, Frédéric Sans-Piché, Mechthild Schmitt-Jansen, Helena Guasch
    Pages 85-115
  6. Soizic Morin, Arielle Cordonier, Isabelle Lavoie, Adeline Arini, Saul Blanco, Thi Thuy Duong et al.
    Pages 117-146
  7. Chloé Bonnineau, Anja Moeller, Carlos Barata, Berta Bonet, Lorenzo Proia, Frédéric Sans-Piché et al.
    Pages 147-179
  8. Helena Guasch, Berta Bonet, Chloé Bonnineau, Natàlia Corcoll, Júlio C. López-Doval, Isabel Muñoz et al.
    Pages 181-218
  9. Antoni Munné, Lluís Tirapu, Carolina Solà, Lourdes Olivella, Manel Vilanova, Antoni Ginebreda et al.
    Pages 243-265
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 267-270

About this book


The enduring changes in the aquatic environment and the increasing influx of contaminants call for novel conceptual and methodological approaches to relating chemical pollution and ecological alterations in ecosystems. This volume highlights the latest advances concerning the sampling, analyses, occurrence, bioavailability, and effects of emerging and priority pollutants in European rivers, the current status of the River Management Plans in Europe, and the applicability of the newly developed techniques for water monitoring purposes. The topics are discussed in the context of the EU Water Framework Directive, evaluating their shortcomings and providing a basis for doing away with them. Linking scientific research and river management practices, this book is an invaluable source of information for environmental chemists, aquatic scientists, ecologists and water managers.


Water Framework Directive aquatic contaminants aquatic pollution river ecosystems water management

Editors and affiliations

  • Helena Guasch
    • 1
  • Antoni Ginebreda
    • 2
  • Anita Geiszinger
    • 3
  1. 1., Institute of Aquatic EcologyUniversity of GironaGironaSpain
  2. 2., Department of Environmental ChemistryIDAEA-CSICBarcelonaSpain
  3. 3., Institut d'Ecologia AquàticaUniversidad de GironaGironaSpain

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From the reviews:

“‘Emerging and priority pollutants in rivers’ provide an overview of methods used for assessing water quality status. The book is clearly written and comprehensive, with a good balance between conceptual definitions and field applications. Both environmental chemists and environmental toxicologists would benefit from this valuable source of methodological information.” (Philippe Garrigues, Environmental Science and Pollution Research, Vol. 19, 2012)