Contamination of groundwater - how big is the problem?

Naturvetenskap & IT

Researcher Phillipp Wanner at the Department of Earth Sciences gives a talk at Bokmässan (Göteborg Book Fair) about groundwater contamination in Sweden.

30 sep 2023
16:00 - 16:45
Svenska Mässan/Swedish Exibition and Congress Centre. Hall B. B07:74

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Language: The talk is given in English.
University of Gothenburg and Folkuniversitet

About the presentation

Groundwater is our most important drinking water resource constituting 99 percent of the available freshwater worldwide. However, groundwater is at risk to be contaminated. In Sweden alone 82,000 contaminated sites have been identified, which potentially release contaminants into the groundwater and eventually into our drinking water.

Researcher Philipp Wanner gives you an overview about the groundwater and drinking water contamination in Sweden with a focus on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), which are currently considered as the most universal contaminants.

Participating: Philipp Wanner, Assistant Professor, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Gothenburg.
Language: The program item is in English.
Organizer: University of Gothenburg and Folkuniversitet.

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Foto: Malin Arnesson

About Phillipp Wanner

Phillipp Wanner is an Assistant Professor (Associate Senior Lecturer) in Contaminant Hydrogeology at the Earth Science Department of the University of Gothenburg. He is also a principal investigator (PI) of the North American Consortium for Field-Focused Groundwater research.

Phillipp Wanner homepage on www.gu.se