In recent years, environmental risk awareness has been steadily increasing in both politics and society. Topics such as microplastics in drinking water, persistent chemicals in our soils, or pharmaceutical residues in drinking water are being discussed intensively and often controversially. Conflicts between differing goals and interest groups frequently arise.
Scientific assessments of environmental risks also commonly spark debates, yet are crucial for understanding and evaluating risks. In our research on anthropogenic changes to ecosystems, we investigate how societies deal with environmental risks and develop options for action together with societal actors.. Another important task of our research on environmental risks is the analysis of contested knowledge processes and their normative dimensions.
- Drugs for man and the environment?
- Eliminating micropollutants in sewage plants
- Communication Strategies for the Handling of Pharmaceuticals
- Pharmas – Ecological and human health risk assessment of antibiotics and anticancer drugs found in the environment
- PLASTRAT – Reduction of plastic discharges in lakes and running waters
- PlastX – Microplastics in bodies of running water
- PlastX – Plastic waste in seas and oceans
- PlastX – Packaging and sustainable consumption
- SAUBER+ Innovative concepts for wastewater from public health sector facilities
- Tracking down micropollutants
- start – Management Strategies for Pharmaceuticals in Drinking Water
- start2 – Management Strategies for Hormonally Active Agrochemicals
- TransRisk – Pollutants as a risk to the water cycle
- Environmental Risks and Pharmaceuticals: The Key Role of Pharmacies
- Conflicts of objectives between the application of medications and environmental protection