CEN Workshop Agreement on “Soil-sediment-water system - Solutions to deal with PMT/vPvM substances”

The Horizon Europe research projects PROMISCES, ZeroPM and SCENARIOS all aim at developing solutions to tackle the various challenges concerning the detection, risk assessment, remediation, and prevention of PMT (persistent, mobile, toxic)/vPvM (very persistent, very mobile) substances from entering the soil-sediment-water system. The CEN Workshop Agreement (CWA) is intended to present a collection of these solutions and is targeted at all stakeholders active in the field of PMT management, whether they are researchers, public authorities, problem owners, water utilities, soil/brownfield actors or companies developing market-ready solutions.

The planned Workshop defines best practices, solutions, and guidelines concerning the handling of PMT/vPvM substances, not only assessing their behaviour in the soil-sediment water system but also their possible prevention at the source as well as end-of-pipe solutions.


These solutions are clustered into categories (e.g. prevention, detection, risk assessment, measures) in order to reach various stakeholders within the system. As part of the categorized solutions, a special focus is placed on the following five circular economy routes:

  1. Semi-closed water cycle for drinking water supply
  2. Wastewater reuse for agricultural irrigation
  3. Nutrient and energy recovery from treated sludge for fertilisers
  4. Material recovery from dredged sediment for eco-materials
  5. Groundwater and soil remediation to protect water cycle>

The planned Workshop is applicable to researchers, public authorities, water utility operators, or companies developing market-ready solutions.


The kick-off meeting will be held on Thursday, 15th February 2024, from 09:00 – 12:00 CET as a web meeting.


Requests to participate in the Workshop and/or comments on the project plan are to be submitted by 31st January 2024 the latest to the Secretariat of the Workshop, Dr. Madlen Schmudde (madlen.schmudde@din.de). You are kindly requested to use the commenting form below.

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