Special Issue "Regional Scale Industrial Contamination of Soils and Groundwater — From Risk Assessment to Risk Management"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2010)
Dr. Serge Brouyère (Website)
Dpt ArGEnCo, Geo³-Hydrogéologie & Aquapôle, Université de Liège, Bâtiment B52/3, 4000 Sart Tilman, Belgium
Fax: +32 43 669520
Interests: pollution–protection–remediation of soils and groundwater; flow and transport modelling in variably saturated media; development and application of field investigation techniques; development of tools and concepts for the management of groundwater in the context of integrated water resources management
Growing industrial activities and urbanization have lead to the multiplication of pollution sources and to widespread dispersion of contaminants in the environment, leading at the extreme to regional scale contamination of soils and groundwater. The regional component of the problem requires specific approaches from risk assessment to risk management steps. This special issue is to describe recent research advances in this context: development of regional-scale risk assessment methods and indicators, including water quality trends at the scale of the surface water / groundwater body, megasite approaches and, more specifically, methodologies specifically devoted to risk management and remediation at the the regional level.
Dr. Serge Brouyère
- regional scale risk assessment
- soil and groundwater pollution
- EU Water Directive