Contaminated Sites Books

  • Managing Contaminated Sites: The SAFIRA II Research Programme

    A large number of sites around the world have been contaminated on a large scale with harmful substances. Europe alone is known to have over 20,000 of these ‘megasites’. In many cases, the contamination means that the sites can no longer be used. Led by the UFZ, scientists are working at specific locations to develop potential solutions for the ...

  • TERRASTAT. Global land resources GIS models and databases for poverty and food insecurity mapping (double CD-ROM) (En)

    Series: FAO Land and Water Digital Media Series - CD-ROMThe computer programmes on this CD-ROM display and export different biophysical themes ranging from specific soil constraints and climatic parameters to land degradation status at national and/or global level. These outputs are linked in tabular format with the population and population ...

  • Data sets, indicators and methods to assess land degradation in drylands (+CD-ROM) (En)

    Series: World Soil Resources ReportsThis report summarizes the findings of an e-mail conference that took place from 9 October to 4 November 2002 and which was organized by the Land Degradation Assessmant in Drylands project (LADA). It contains exchanges of views on data sets and methods that may be used to assess land degradation and a discussion ...

  • Private Cost Recovery Actions Under CERCLA

    CLICK HERE to Download this Table of Contents for free. (PDF) Description:The Key to Understanding the Laws and Policy of Private Cost Recovery Under SuperfundMore frequently than ever, ...

  • Land resource potential and constraints at regional and country levels - vol 90 (En.)

    Series: World Soil Resources ReportsThis publication provides an overview of the land resources characteristics, their status and limitations at a global, regional and national level. The statistics provided here widen and complement those given by FAO and the World Resources Institute. They include data on soil, climate and terrain ...

  • Innovative Approaches to the On-Site Assessment and Remediation of Contaminated Sites

    The in-situ and on-site assessment and remediation of contaminated sites, together with risk-based management and control of hazardous substances, are potentially less expensive than other assessment and remediation approaches, while maintaining accuracy and effectiveness. Cost-effective remedial and management approaches that are also effective ...

  • Applied Bioremediation and Phytoremediation

    The production of a vast array of chemicals, especially petroleum compounds during the last century, has caused a serious deterioration in environmental quality. In this context, one major threat is posed by the continually expanding areas of contaminated soils and sediments.Biotechnological methods based on the biodegradation of environmental ...

  • Innovative Approaches to the On-Site Assessment and Remediation of Contaminated Sites

    The in-situ and on-site assessment and remediation of contaminated sites, together with risk-based management and control of hazardous substances, are potentially less expensive than other assessment and remediation approaches, while maintaining accuracy and effectiveness. Cost-effective remedial and management approaches that are also effective ...

  • Seeking a Richer Harvest

    Subsistence intensification, innovation and change have long figured prominently in explanations for the development of social complexity among foragers and horticulturalists, and the rise of chiefly societies and archaic states, yet there is considerable debate over the actual mechanisms that promote these processes. Traditional approaches to the ...

  • Methods and Techniques for Cleaning-up Contaminated Sites

    Soil and groundwater pollution caused by contaminants including petroleum hydrocarbons, represents a serious threat to the environment in NATO and NATO Partner countries. Solutions are needed that represent practical alternatives to costly remedial strategies yet still yield benefits to site managers. This publication comprises the presentations ...

  • Rangeland Desertification

    Desertification has occurred worldwide. The biophysical and socio-economic complexity of this phenomenon has challenged our ability to categorize, inventory, monitor and repair the condition of degraded lands. One of the most important distinctions to be made in relation to land degradation is between cultivated land used for annual crop ...

  • Valuing Contaminated Properties: An Appraisal Institute Anthology, Volume II

    Properties impacted by contamination raise challenging appraisal issues. To ensure competence and meet appraisal standards, practitioners must understand the history and development of widely recognized and generally accepted methods for handling these challenging appraisal ...

  • Mercury Contaminated Sites

    This book presents an up-to-date overview of the characterization, risk assessment and remediation of mercury-contaminated sites. Many industrial activities, including the mining of gold, silver, and mercury itself, have caused mercury contamination of terrestrial and aquatic systems. Unlike other metals, which are generally not very volatile, ...

  • Decision Support Systems for Risk-Based Management of Contaminated Sites

    Decision Support Systems for Risk-Based Management of Contaminated Sites addresses decision making in environmental risk management for contaminated sites, focusing on the potential role of decision support systems in informing the management of chemical pollutants and their effects. Considering the environmental relevance and the financial ...

  • European Directory of Contaminated Land Management 1993/94

    This new directory is the first to present a database of significant companies, throughout Europe, which provide equipment or services for the identification, assessment, and remediation of contaminated land. Such land is now recognised in Europe as suffering major planning and economic blight. Which are the companies that are able to offer ...

  • Methods and Techniques for Cleaning-up Contaminated Sites

    Soil and groundwater pollution caused by contaminants including petroleum hydrocarbons, represents a serious threat to the environment in NATO and NATO Partner countries. Solutions are needed that represent practical alternatives to costly remedial strategies yet still yield benefits to site managers. This publication comprises the presentations ...

  • Climate and Land Degradation

    In many parts of the world, climatic variations are recognized as one of the major factors contributing to land degradation impacting on agricultural systems performance and management. To accurately assess sustainable land management practices, the climate resources and the risk of climate-related or induced natural disasters in a region must be ...

  • Land Degradation and Desertification: Assessment, Mitigation and Remediation

    Land Degradation and Desertification: Assessment, Mitigation, and Remediation reports research results in sustainable land management and land degradation status and mitigation in 36 countries around the world. It includes background papers with continental and international perspectives dealing with land degradation and desertification studies. ...

  • Land Degradation

    This book contains selected contributions from the Sixth Meeting of the International Geographical Union's Commission on Land Degradation and Desertification, held in Perth, Australia, in September 1999. Collectively, these contributions explicitly seek to understand not only the mechanisms responsible for the problem of land degradation but ...

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