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Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung GmbH (UFZ) 

The Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ, Germany, was established in 1991 as the first and only centre in the Helmholtz Association of National Research Centres to be exclusively devoted to environmental research in a great variety of fields. It currently employs around 1000 people. Founded in response to the severe pollution prevailing in Central Germany, the UFZ has become a world-wide acknowledged centre of expertise in the remediation and re-naturation of contaminated landscapes, as well as the preservation of biodiversity and natural landscapes.

Under FP7, UFZ participated in the SWINGS project.UFZ is leading the Planning regional water/wastewater management foreseen in the PAVITR project.