The purpose of the idea is to build a interaction between human and natural systems, based on a complex web of ecological relationships, which also include and
feedbacks in different temporal and spatial scales. As a study of problems are considered: 1) the vulnerability of groundwater and the identification of hydrological
connection to surface water sources, 2) geological formations, 3) valuation of environmental damage caused by natural resources.
a) To achieve the objectives and find the sources of pollutants entering the reservoir (including radionuclides), transient process method will be applied.
It would result in the establishment of geologic profile and probable anthropogenic pollutant discharges to the surface reservoir;
b) Geo-migration parameters, being an important part of geo-migration calculations, will be determined by lab experiment and field tracer testing;
c) An attempt of tracer testing will be made to investigate migrant destruction parameters and organic migrant transformation under the microbiological
d) The groundwater vulnerability may be expressed not only in natural exponents but also in cost parameters as the estimate of the environmental damage,
resulting from the opportunity cost of the nature resources. The extent of damage depends on the pollution propagation rate, groundwater decontamination
expenses, assimilation capacity of the area and biological half-life of the pollutants.
Interdisciplinary research is also based on experiments, models, and their interaction in order to understand ecological systems at different scales
and to develop scenarios and projects that are relevant to policy and practice. As our technology increases the research capacity, we face a challenge of understanding
our environment and our relationship with it, and must be responsible for making good decisions about managing complex relationship between humans, ecosystems
and planetary processes. The infrastructure and technical capacity will be expanded and strengthened in order to solve environmental problems. Due to the
development of new sensors, devices and surveillance systems and the improvement of their sensitivity, it became possible to store, integrate, interpret
and communicate environment information in an improved way.
Users: it is intended for researchers involved in the monitoring of anthropogenic pollution of surface and groundwater and for governmental organizations
involved in environmental forecasting, planning and decision-making fields.