Aims & Scope
PROCEEDINGS OF THE ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SOILS, SEDIMENTS, WATER AND ENERGY
Aims and Scope
The Annual International Conference on Soils, Sediments and Water is a yearly event hosted in October at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The proceedings are an open access annual international publication on the scientific and technical information, data and critical analysis in the areas of Analysis, Site Assessment, Environmental Fate, Environmental and Human Risk Assessment, Remediation and Regulation as applied to contaminated soils, sediments, water and energy. Manuscripts that have been presented at the conference both as poster or platform presentations may be submitted to be included in the conference proceedings for that year.
The conference includes the following topics.
Analysis - basic analytical problems, with assessment of contaminated soil, sediment or water, and development and evaluation of innovative laboratory techniques and standards.
Site Assessment – application and development of field sampling techniques, statistical design, sample collection and handling.
Environmental Fate – The movement and partitioning of contaminants and breakdown products in soil, sediment and water, including chemical and physical influences and the mathematical representation of contaminant movement.
Environmental and human risk assessment issues – analysis of exposure assessment and health effects to humans and the environment, and risk characterization of sites including remedial actions.
Regulation – regulatory programs, policies and legal considerations including numerical standards of cleanups (action levels, maximum concentration levels, cleanup levels), approaches used by the regulatory community, legal issues pertaining to regulatory actions and statutes and private sector transactions.
The above general areas include more specific topics presented at the Annual International Conference on Soils, Sediments, Water and Energy:Acid Mine Drainage
Chemical Oxidation Remediation Practices
Combination of Remediation Technologies
Munitions and Explosives of Concern