Title: Irrigation of crops with surface water contaminated with pharmaceuticals and trace metals: natural attenuation or health risk?

Duration: 2018 - 2021



FatePharM aims to assess the fate in the environment of pharmaceuticals and trace metals and the associated risk for human health during unplanned water reuse for crop irrigation.

General activities

Assess the contamination status of several environmental compartments; identify contaminant transport dynamic through the soil; evaluate the impact of chemical mixtures on soil quality; elucidate the fate of antibiotic resistance bacteria, assess the translocation of contaminants through the crops.

Expected results

Data from the extensive research of FatePharM will contribute to determine the level of exposure for the environment and the human health in unplanned water reuse for crop irrigation.


Grant CTM2017-89995-R funded by: