Session 20Methodologies for risk assessment of groundwater contamination
|Convener: Felipe de Barros | Co-Conveners: Antonio Zarlenga , Alraune Zech|
Assessing the impact of contamination in groundwater systems is a crucial step towards decision making. Decision makers are interested in determining whether or not a contaminated site should be remediated and if humans are exposed to pollutants. For such reasons, modeling methodologies need to provide reliable predictions and quantify the corresponding uncertainties. This session welcomes contributions that develop novel methodologies to model the fate and transport of contaminants in the subsurface environment within the context of risk analysis.