Soil and Water Quality in the Environment is a multidisciplinary research group composed of hydrogeologists, environmentalists, pharmacists, engineers, etc., whose common goal is the INTEGRAL MANAGEMENT OF WATER RESOURCES through 4 focus areas:
1. TREATMENT AND WATER REUSE: using non-conventional technologies based on natural attenuation processes (Nature-based treatments, such as Land Application Systems) and the revalorisation of waste. Within the group, the Team in Vegetation Filters (FILVER) works on the design, and monitoring of vegetation filters (a type of Land Application System).
2. HYDROGEOLOGY: evaluation of water resources in terms of quantity and quality through hydrogeological studies based on the application of multiple tools (numerical, hydrochemical and hydrogeochemical models).
3. CONTAMINANT ASSESSMENT: studies of the transfer and interaction between chemical substances (mainly nutrients, metals and contaminants of emerging concern) in multiple contamination scenarios developing specifically designed experiments and reactive transport models.
4. BIOLOGICAL RECEPTORS: evaluation of the bioavailability of contaminants in soils by the use of bioindicators and the study of their transfer into the food chain through crop consumption.