Microplastics in Lakes – Impacts and Approaches to Solutions

LIFE Blue Lakes Capacity Building Online Seminar

When? On May, 3rd 2022, 14.00 – 17.00 h CET

Where? Online via ZOOM

Registration: https://www.globalnature.org/en/home/events/registration-for-2nd-life-blue-lakes-capacity-building-workshop


There is a great need for research on the topic of microplastics in water bodies. For this reason, seven partner organisations under the leadership of the Italian NGO Legambiente have launched the EU-Life project “Blue Lakes” on this complex issue.


The LIFE Blue Lakes Capacity Building Online Seminar offers a scientific overview to actual issues regarding, microplastics in aquatic systems and especially the pollution of freshwater fishes. The seminar also presents approaches to reduce microplastics in transport infrastructure and finally why macroplastics are a main driver for (micro)plastic pollution and how practical and regulatory solutions may look like. Further information on the LIFE Blue Lakes Project: https://lifebluelakes.eu/en/





Moderation and Welcoming

Udo Gattenlöhner, Global Nature Fund

Solution approaches to reduce the transport of tyre and road wear particles (TRWP) and other microplastics from road runoff into the aquatic environment

Daniel Venghaus M.Sc., Department of Urban Water Management, Faculty VI Planning Building Environment, Berlin University of Technology

Microplastics in aquatic systems – occurrence and consequences

Dr. Hannes Imhof, Chair of Animal Ecology I, University of Bayreuth




Microplastic pollution of freshwater fishes – Uptake, residence time and level of burden

Samuel Roch, Langenargen Fisheries Research Centre (LAZBW)

Macroplastics as a driver for (micro)plastic pollution – practical and regulatory solutions

Laura Geßner, Expert Circular Economy, Environmental Action Germany




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The participation in the event is free of charge. A registration is required. Please register for the event under the registration link indicated above. You will receive the dial-in information by e-mail after registration.