Tangible Results that Count:
Facts and News about UMW Umweltmonitoring

Biomonitoring – more topical than ever!

The chair and vice-chair of the VDI Guidelines Committee, Dr. Monica Wäber and Dr. Katja Hombrecher, will report under this title on the status and application of the procedural guidelines for biomonitoring with plants. Learn, among other things, how plant-based measuring devices are used to assess the impact on air quality and why biomonitoring methods are fit for the future. For more information, see the publications page.

Voluntary monitoring means security for airports and for the public.

The operation of an airport inevitably releases air pollutants into the environment. At Leipzig/Halle Airport, biomonitoring with grass cultures was carried out in 2020 and repeated in 2022 to determine and assess the effects. Reliable statements could be made for the surrounding area using the standardised procedure. You can find out which ones here.

Biomonitoring has been and continues to be a useful way to raise the level of citizens' acceptance of airport operations. Ms. Wäber and her coauthor Frank Pompe document where and with what benefits in a brief report.

Will the Berlin Brandenburg Airport impact the environment? And if so, how? The airport operator is investigating air quality and using biomonitoring to examine foodstuffs. The objective is to determine how air traffic affects the environment and to document possible changes. You'll find an in-depth interview on the topic here.

Let flowers do the talking: Gain acceptance and trust.

Targeted communication supports the success of a biomonitoring project. A project is successful when all stakeholders are satisfied with the result. In the field of biomonitoring communications has to focus on satisfying the varied interests of a target group that includes operators, government agencies, municipalities and citizens. Read the article here...

Monika WäberBees and honey monitoring form a bridge to many sustainability topics.

Since 2008 we have been monitoring the effect of operations at the international Munich Airport on foodstuffs such as honey and supervise communication.

Clean air, particulates and ultrafine particles, mercury emissions and impact of pollutants are on everyone's lips and reason to argue for technical development as well as appropriate communication in the editorial of the professional journal Gefahrstoffe - Reinhaltung der Luft July/August 2018.