Catalan Institute for Water Research

Sergi Sabater

e-mail: [email protected]

River ecologist, with specificities on the ecology of river algae and biofilms, the ecotoxicology of biofilms, the metabolism and functioning of fluvial systems, and the effects of global change on fluvial systems, in particular those related with water scarcity and the associated effects of higher nutrient content, hydrological alterations and toxicant occurrence

Activities in GLOBAQUA: He contributes in integrating WP6-BIOL, WP5-QUALITYCHEM and WP7-ECOSYSTEM

Mira Petrovic

e-mail: [email protected]

Expert in analytical environmental chemistry, specifically chemical analysis of trace organic contaminants, such as pharmaceuticals, endocrine disrupting compounds and surfactants by advanced mass spectrometric techniques (liquid chromatography-tandem and hybrid MS) and the study of their fate and behaviour in the aquatic environment and during wastewater and drinking water treatment.

Activities in GLOBAQUA: She co-leads WP5-QUALITYCHEM

Vicenç Acuña

e-mail: [email protected]

Ecosystem ecologist, with focus on stream ecosystem processes (carbon metabolism), ecosystem services (in-stream waterprurification, water provisioning), and the interaction between urban water systems and freshwater ecosystems at different scales and its policy implications.

Activities in GLOBAQUA: He leads WP8-SERVICES

Ramon J Batalla

e-mail: [email protected]
University of Lleida / Catalan Institute for Water Research.

Activities in GLOBAQUA: He contributes to WP3-HYDROL and WP4-GEOMORPH

Carles Borrego

e-mail: [email protected]
Well-qualified and experienced microbiologist with a wide expertise on microbial ecology of continental aquatic systems and environmental genomics. Associate Professor of Microbiology at the University of Girona.

Activities in GLOBAQUA:

Dídac Jordà Capdevila

e-mail: [email protected]

Dr. Dídac Jorda-Capdevila is a multidisciplinary researcher specialised in environmental river management. His PhD thesis was about environmental flows, ecosystem services and inter-stakeholder conflicts. Dídac has also been an environmental consultant, writing management plans about environmental flows, river continuity and recreational uses.

Activities in GLOBAQUA:

Dídac will participate in WP 8, and more specifically in tasks 8.2 and 8.3.

Ladislav Mandaric

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Ladislav Mandaric is attending the last year of the Doctoral Programme in Water Science and Technology at the University of Girona. His research deals with the transport, distribution, and fate of emerging contaminants (pharmaceutically active compounds) in wastewater-receiving rivers under multiple stress conditions.

Activities in GLOBAQUA: He participates in the Adige, Sava, Evrotas and Ebro River basin case studies WP5-QUALITYCHEM

Josep Mas-Pla

e-mail: [email protected]

Hydrogeologist. Reserach interest on regional groundwater resources and their quality: nitrates, seawater and coastal processes

Activities in GLOBAQUA: He contrbutes to WP3-HYDROL

Rafael Marcé

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Freshwater ecologist and modeller. His main expertise is limnology, specifically the analysis of the impact of climate change on freshwater ecosystems and the modeling of ecological processes at the watershed scale.

Activities in GLOBAQUA: He participates in connecting WP6-BIOL, WP5-QUALITYCHEM and WP7-ECOSYSTEM with WP8-SERVICES

Sara Rodriguez

e-mail: [email protected]

Expert in environmental chemistry. She focuses her research on the study of the origin, fate and ecological impact of different emerging contaminants in the environment through the development of advanced analytical methodologies for their determination in natural water and in other environmental matrices such as wastewaters and biota.

Activities in GLOBAQUA: She collaborates mainly in WP5 QUALITY-CHEM regarding the analysis of pharmaceuticals in biota

Ferran Romero

e-mail: [email protected]

Microbial ecologist, Ph.D. student in river ecology and ecotoxicology. His research is focused on the effects of multiple stressors on freshwater ecosystems. Using experimental channels, his Ph.D. research refers to the interactive effects of chemical and climate change-related stressors on the structure and functioning of river biofilms.


Jessica Subirats

e-mail: [email protected]

I’m microbial ecologist. My current research is focused on the effects of anthropogenic pollution on the emergence and prevalence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria and antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) in natural environments (rivers, lakes) and man-made systems (WWTPs).

Activities in GLOBAQUA:

Her current research is on WP6, and tackles the effects of anthropogenic pollution on the emergence and prevalence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria and antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) under water scarcity.

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