Damià Barceló, Full Research Professor

Research Professor (CSIC associated), Water Quality Area

Contact Details
Catalan Institute for Water Research, ICRA
email: dbarcelo@icra.cat
Ph: +34 972 183 380
F: +34 972 183 248

Full Research Professor at the Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Studies IDAEA-CSIC (Barcelona, Spain) since 1999 and Director of the Catalan Institute for Water Research (ICRA) (Girona, Spain) since May 2008.

Short Biography
His expertise is documented by the number of original publications (> 780), 187 book chapters, 27 books, an H index of 81, and the supervision of 41 PhD thesis... Since 2011 he has been chairman of the Scientific and Technological Board (STB) of the European Union-Joint Programming Initiative on “Water Challenges for a Changing World”. He has served as the Co-Editor-in-Chief of Science of the Total Environment (STOTEN) from Elsevier since January 2012, as since 1997 as Editor-in-Chief of the book series Wilson & Wilson’s Comprehensive Analytical Chemistry from Elsevier and Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Handbook of Environmental Chemistry book series from Springer.

Research interests
Fate and Risk of Emerging Pollutants such as Pharmaceuticals , Endocrine Disruptors ,Pesticides and Nanomaterials in the Environment
Water Pollution Control and Protection under Scarcity.

Current projects
- Coordinator of the following projects funded by the European Union-FP7 Programme (years 2013-2019)
- a)GLOBAQUA.Managing the effects of multiple stressors on aquatic ecosystems under water scarcity(years 2014-2019)
- b) SEA-on-a-CHIP. Real time monitoring of SEA contaminants by an autonomous Lab-- on-a-chip biosensor(years 2013-2017)

- Coordinator of the following projects from the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (years 2007-2014)
- a) CONSOLIDER-INGENIO 2010 (2009-2014) project entitled: “Assessing and predicting effects on water quantity and quality in Iberian rivers (SCARCE)” (ref. CSD2009-00065) ,
- b) NANO-TROJAN (2012-2014) project on Organicnanomaterials in the environment: characterization, analysis, Trojan effects and risks (ref. CTM2011-24051).

In 2007 he was awarded the King Jaime I Prize for the Protection of Nature from Generalitat of Valencia, Spain. In 2011 he received the Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water (PSIPW) 5th Award 2012 on Water Management & Protection, Saudi Arabia, and in 2012 the Recipharm Environmental Award, Sweden. In October 2013 he was awarded as Doctor HonorisCausa by the University of Ioannina, Greece

Key publications
Isabel Muñoz, Julio López-Doval, Marta Ricart, Marta Villagrasa, Rikke Brix, Anita Geiszinger, Antoni Ginebreda, Helena Guasch, M. José López de Alda, Anna Romaní, Sergi Sabater and Damià Barceló.

Bridging levels of pharmaceuticals in river water with biological community structure in the Llobregat river basin (northeast Spain).
Environ. Toxicol. Chem. 28, 2706-2714, 2009.

C. Postigo, M. López de Alda, D. Barceló.
Drugs of abuse and their metabolites in the Ebro River basin: Occurrence in sewage and surface water, sewage treatment plants removal efficiency, and collective drug usage estimation.
Environ. Int. 36, 75-84, 2010.

A. Ginebreda, I. Muñoz, M. López de Alda, D. Barceló.
Environmental risk assessment of pharmaceuticals in rivers: Relationships between hazard indexes and aquatic macroinvertebrate diversity indexes in the Llobregat River (NE Spain).
Environ. Int. 36, 153–162, 2010.

R. López-Serna, A. Jurado, E. Vázquez-Suñé, J. Carrera, M. Petrovic and D. Barceló. “Occurrence of 95 pharmaceuticals and transformation products in urban groundwaters underlying the metropolis of Barcelona, Spain”. Environmental Pollution, 174 (2013), 305-315.

M. Gros, S. Rodríguez-Mozaz and D. Barceló. “Rapid analysis of multiclass antibiotic residues and some of their metabolites in hospital, urban wastewater and river water by ultra-high-performance liquid chromatography coupled to quadrupole-linear ion trap tandem mass spectrometry”. J. Chromatogr. A, 1292 (2013), 173-188.

M.L. Feo, M.S. Gross, B.P. McGarrigle, E. Eljarrat, D. Barceló, D.S. Aga and J.R. Olson. “Biotransformation of BDE-47 to Potentially Toxic Metabolites Is Predominantly Mediated by Human CYP2B6”. Environmental Health Perspectives, 121(4) (2013), 440-446.

B. Huerta, E. Marti, M. Gros, P. López, M. Pompêo, J. Armengol, D. Barceló, J.L. Balcázar, S. Rodríguez-Mozaz and R. Marcé. “Exploring the links between antibiotic occurrence, antibiotic resistance, and bacterial communities in water supply reservoirs”. Science of the Total Environment, 456-457 (2013), 161-170.

L. Proia, V. Osorio, S. Soley, M. Köck-Schulmeyer, S. Pérez, D. Barceló, A.M. Romaní and S. Sabater. “Effects of pesticides and pharmaceuticals on biofilms in a highly impacted river”. Environmental Pollution, 178 (2013), 220-228.

P. Gago-Ferrero, M.B. Alonso, C.P. Bertozzi, J. Marigo, L. Barbosa, M. Cremer, E.R. Secchi, A. Azevedo, J.Lailson-Brito Jr., J.P.M. Torres, O. Malm, E. Eljarrat, M.S. Díaz-Cruz and D. Barceló. “First determination of UV filters in Marine Mammals. Octocrylene levels in Franciscana Dolphins”. Environ. Sci. &Technol.,47 (2013), 5619-5625.

M. Köck-Schulmeyer, M. Villagrasa, M. López de Alda, R. Céspedes-Sánchez, F. Ventura and D. Barceló. “Ocurrence and behavior of pesticides in wastewater treatment plants and their environmental impact”. Science of the Total Environment, 458-460 (2013) 466-476.

Lúcia H.M.L.M. Santos, M. Gros, S. Rodríguez-Mozaz, C. Delerue-Matos, A. Pena D. Barceló, M. Conceiçao, B.S.M. Montenegro. “Contribution of hospital effluents to the load of pharmaceuticals in urban wastewaters: Identification of ecologically relevant pharmaceuticals”. Science of the Total Environment, 461-462 (2013), 302-316.

A. Ginebreda, M. Kuzmanovic, H. Guasch, M. López de Alda, J.C. López-Doval, I. Muñoz, M. Ricart, A.M. Romaní, S. Sabater and D. Barceló. “Assessment of multi-chemical pollution in aquatic ecosystems using toxic units: Compound prioritization, mixture characterization and relationships with biological descriptors”. Science of the Total Environment, 468-469 (2014), 715-723.

N. Collado, S. Rodríguez-Mozaz, M. Gros, A. Rubirola, D. Barceló, J. Comas, I. Rodríguez-Roda and G. Buttiglieri. “Pharmaceuticals occurrence in a WWTP with significant industrial contribution and its input into the river system”. Environmental Pollution, 185 (2014), 202-212.

S. Quesada, A. Tena, D. Guillén, A. Ginebreda, D. Vericat, E. Martínez, A. Navarro-Ortega, R.J. Batalla and D. Barceló. “Dynamics of supended sediment borne persistent organic pollutants in a large regulated Mediterranean river (Ebro, NE Spain). Science of the Total Environment, 473-474 (2014), 381-390.

V. Osorio, L. Proia, M. Ricart, S. Pérez, A. Ginebreda, J.L. Cortina, S. Sabater and D. Barceló. “Hydrological variation modulates pharmaceutical levels and biofilm responses in a Mediterranean river”. Science of the Total Environment, 472 (2014), 1052-1061.

Acuña, V., Datry, T., Marshall, J., Barceló, D., Dahm, C.N., Ginebreda, A., McGregor, G., Sabater, S., Tockner, K., Palmer, M.A. Why should we care about temporary waterways?. Science, 343 (2014), 1080-1081.
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Last Thesis Completed
Estudio de la Presencia y Comportamiento delasSulfamidas en el MedioAmbiente
Doctorando: Maria Jesus García Galan
Organismo: Universitat de Barcelona
Año: 2013, 31 de Enero, Calificación:Sobresaliente “Cum Laude

Estudio de la Presencia, Destino yDegradación de FiltrosSoalresOrgánicos en el EcosistemaAcuático
Doctorando: Pablo Gago
Organismo: Universitat de Barcelona
Año: 2013, 3 de Julio, Calificación:Sobresaliente “Cum Laude

Análisis y Destino de Residuos de Farmaceúticos en AguasSubterráneas, Superficiales y Residuales
Doctorando: RebecaLópez Serna
Organismo: Universitat de Barcelona
Año: 2013, 17 de Septiembre, Calificación:Sobresaliente “Cum Laude

MetodologiesAnalítiques per a l Estudi de CompostosAl.leloquímics en Conreus de Blat
Doctorando: Marta Vilagrasa
Organismo: Universitat de Barcelona
Año: 2013, 19 de Diciembre, Calificación:Sobresaliente “Cum Laude

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