News Archive
  • Today we have the pleasure of interviewing Naomi S. Wells, Experienced Researcher on ADVOCATE Project working at UFZ Helmholtz Centre, in Leipzig, Germany. - June 2015

    Advocate has the pleasure of announcing that Oksana Coban, PhD student at Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research in Germany and Vidhya Chittor Viswanathan, PhD student at EAWAG in Switzerland have successfully submitted their theses and shortly they will be defended

  • Oksana Coban and Vidhya Chittor Viswanathan have successfully submitted their theses - May 2015

    Advocate has the pleasure of announcing that Oksana Coban, PhD student at Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research in Germany and Vidhya Chittor Viswanathan, PhD student at EAWAG in Switzerland have successfully submitted their theses and shortly they will be defended

  • Franklin Obiri-Nyarko defended his PhD titled “Simultaneous removal of heavy metals and BTEX from contaminated groundwater by Permeable Reactive Barriers” - March 2015

    Franklin Obiri-Nyarko, early stage Research Fellow on ADVOCATE Project, has defended robustly and with great success his PhD titled "Simultaneous removal of heavy metals and BTEX from contaminated groundwater by Permeable Reactive Barriers."

  • Visit to the University of Lille to promote ADVOCATE research - December 2014

    Vidhya Chittor Viswanathan and Alice Badin from ADVOCATE project together with Ivan Sánchez, University of Granada and Pierre-Jean Superville, a student from the ENSCL, visited the University of Lille in France last November. The aim of the visit was to share their research with students, to show them a fresh vision about R&D.

  • Vidhya Chittoor Viswanathan presented her results at the IWA Conference in San Francisco, USA, last September - December 2014

    Vidhya Chittoor Viswanathan is one of our fellows and is developing her research at the EAWAG Research Centre in Zurich, Switzerland.  She gave a presentation titled “Impact Of Restoration On River Water Quality In A Pre-alpine Catchment-Diurnal And Seasonal Study”.

  • Alice Badin, Natalia Fernandez and Naomi Wells participated in the EGU conference last April in Vienna - November 2014

    European Geosciences Union organizes an annual conference every year in Europe. On this occasion, Alice, Natalia and Naomi have been part of this event and demonstrated their good progress in their respective topics within the ADVOCATE Project.

  • Interview with Alistair Beames, PhD student at VITO in Belgium - October 2014

    Alistair Beames, PhD student at VITO in Belgium, explains to us more about his research through this interview.

  • First ADVOCATE bulletins are published - October 2014

    With the aim of providing a clear vision of our fellows' research, CL:AIRE has just published the first three ADVOCATE bulletins.

  • Interview with Petra Hedbavna, PhD student at the University of Sheffield (United Kingdom) - September 2014

    Today we have the pleasure of interviewing Petra Hedbavna, one of our fellows responsible for the Work Package “Enhancing bioremediation processes”.

  • Interview with Alice Badin, PhD student at University of Neuchatel in Switzerland - August 2014

    Today we have the pleasure of interviewing Alice Badin, one of our fellows responsible for the Work Package “Enhancing bioremediation processes”.

  • Interview with Oksana Voloshchenko, PhD student at Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research GmbH – UFZ in Leipzig, Germany - June 2014

    Today we have the pleasure of interviewing Oksana Voloshchenko, one of our fellows responsible for the Work Package "Developing in situ treatment strategies for mixed contaminants".

  • Interview with Franklin Obiri-Nyarko, PhD student at Hydrogeotechnika Sp. Z o.o in Poland - May 2014

    Today we have the pleasure of interviewing Franklin Obiri-Nyarko, one of our fellows responsible for the Work Package "Developing in situ treatment strategies for mixed contaminants using sequenced reactive biobarriers".

  • Interview with Vidhya Viswanathan, PhD student at the EAWAG Institute in Switzerland - April 2014

    Today we have the pleasure of interviewing Vidhya Viswanathan, one of our fellows responsible for the Work Package Groundwater-surface water interactions and in-situ remediation.

  • Interview with Uwe Schneidewind, PhD student at VITO, Flemish Institute for Technological Research in Belgium - March 2014

    Today we have the pleasure of interviewing Uwe Schneidewind, one of our fellows responsible for the Work Package Groundwater-surface water interactions and in-situ remediation.

  • A new fellow joined the ADVOCATE team! - March 2014

    Vivien Hakoun started to work as Marie Curie Experienced Researcher (postdoc) in the ADVOCATE project last January. He is involved within the work package "Performance assessment of natural attenuation at field-scale" (WP7).

  • Biannual progress review and career development workshop in the ADVOCATE network in Zurich, Switzerland, 20-21 February 2014 - February 2014

    The biannual meeting of the advisory board of the ADVOCATE network was held in Zurich on 20th February bringing together fellows, supervisors and industry partners to assess the latest outcomes of their research.

  • Interview with Lukasz Cieslak, PhD student at Groundwater Protection and Restoration Group of Sheffield University in United Kingdom - February 2014

    Today we have the pleasure of interviewing Lukasz Cieslak, one of our fellows responsible for the Work Package Performance assessment of natural attenuation at field-scale.

  • Interview with Natalia Fernandez, PhD student at the Hydrogeology and Environmental Geology group of the University of Liège - February 2014

    Today we have the pleasure of interviewing Natalia Fernandez, one of our fellows responsible for the Work Package Linking soil and vadose zone processes to in situ remediation of groundwater.

  • Interview with Johana Grajales, PhD student at AGH University of Science and Technology in Poland - January 2014

    Today we have the pleasure of interviewing Johana Grajales from the AGH University of Science and Technology in Poland, one of our fellows responsible for the Work Package In situ remediation of contaminated sites.

  • Part of the ADVOCATE team presented their latest outcomes at the Second European Symposium on Water Technology and Management - January 2014

    The Second European Symposium on Water Technology and Management was hold in Leuven last week comprising the 6th European Conference on Permeable Reactive Barriers & Reactive Zones (PRB/RZ-2013) and the Final Conference both the FP7 AQUAREHAB project and the FP7 MINOTAURUS project. Taking this opportunity, part of the ADVOCATE team presented their latest results and all of them were congratulated on their high research level and the delegates showed huge interest in their works.

  • How is the choice of remediation alternative influenced by different sets of sustainability indicators and tool structures? - December 2013

    Alistair Beames published his first article titled "Sustainability appraisal tools for soil and groundwater remediation: How is the choice of remediation alternative influenced by different sets of sustainability indicators and tool structures?".

  • Oksana presented her results last week at the Wetpol 2013 Conference in Nantes (France) - November 2013

    Oksana Voloshchenko presented her results by an oral presentation at the Wetpol Conference last Monday in Nantes (France) where she spoke about the results of N-isotope fractionation in constructed wetlands and molecular biology results including Anaerobic ammonium oxidation (also known as ANAMMOX process).

  • Introduction from New Fellow of ADVOCATE team - November 2013

    Naomi Wells started to work in the ADVOCATE project last July. She is involved within the work packages (WP 1&5) "Developing in situ treatment strategies for mixed contaminants" and "Socio-economic and sustainability aspects of in situ remediation."

  • Because a picture is worth a thousand words, don't miss the video about the installation of the Vadose Monitoring System - October 2013

    As you know, Natalia and the group Geo³-Hydrogéologie et Géologie de l'Environnement proceeded to the installation of the Vadose Monitoring System (VMS) during the first week of June in Belgium. Because a picture is worth a thousand words, now you can understand better how the experiment went with this video. Don't miss it and click here!

  • Alice recently presented her results at the Isotopes 2013 Conference in Sopot (Poland) - August 2013

    After a painstaking and extensive study Alice recently presented her results at the Isotopes 2013 Conference in Sopot (Poland) under the heading "Carbon and chlorine isotopic trend in fingerprinting and anaerobic dechlorination of tetrachloroethene.

  • Second ADVOCATE Summer School at Université de Liège in Belgium starts Tuesday - August 2013

    This year the ADVOCATE Summer School is based on the theme Principles and application of flow and transport modelling in the subsurface. The summer school will be attended by 20 students, mostly external participants.

  • The installation of the Vadose Monitoring System (VMS) for the integrated field assessment of contaminant fate and transport in the unsaturated and saturated zone was carried out successfully in Belgium - June 2013

    Natalia Fernandez together with her research group, HGeo³-Hydrogéologie et Géologie de l'Environnement, proceeded with the installation of the Vadose Monitoring System (VMS) in Belgium in June. The objective is to develp a methodology that is able to quantify contaminant fluxes, identify their sources and pathways and understand the various reactive processes in soil and groundwater.

  • In situ sustainable remediation of groundwater contaminated with mixed organic/inorganic compounds using permeable reactive multi-barrier (PRmB) systems - June 2013

    Another of our Fellows, Franklin Obiri-Nyarko, who is developing his Marie Curie fellowship at Hydrogeotechnika Ltd in Poland, has also prepared a short article for the World Environment Day on 5th June, focused on his research, which is testing a permeable reactive multi-barrier (PRmB) system as a sustainable in-situ technology for the remediation of groundwater contaminated with mixed organic/inorganic contaminants.

  • Bacterial batteries: using groundwater pollution to generate electricity - June 2013

    One of our Fellows from the University of Sheffield, Petra Hedbavna, has prepared a short article for the World Environment Day on 5th June, focused on her research, which seeks to make a contribution to reducing carbon emissions from remediation activities.

  • 5th ADVOCATE network technical workshop hosted at AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow - May 2013

    The fifth ADVOCATE network technical workshop on the theme of Soil and groundwater remediation: sustainable management strategies, effective clean-up methods and emerging contaminants was hosted at AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow (Poland).


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