The overall goal of the project was to develop and implement an optimal strategy for integral groundwater investigation and efficient remediation of the key causes of pollution. A municipal groundwater management plan was drawn up to further substantiate the framework of recommendations given by the guidance document of the WFD. This plan aims to achieve a quantitative overview of contaminant mass flow rates for the whole area under consideration, to localise hot spots in a second step and then subsequently identify the main sources of pollution in order to remediate them.
Minimisation of investigation and remediation efforts for groundwater contamination by volatile chlorinated hydrocarbons,
Development of a remedial action plan for the whole inner city area of Stuttgart,
Long-term protection of the quality of the mineral springs,
Compilation of EU-wide applicable recommendations for groundwater risk management action in urban areas,
Increase of awareness among the general public and the commercial sector for groundwater protection issues.