Title: Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Integrated Soil and Water Protection - Risks from diffuse pollution (SOWA) 
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Producers or distributor Dietrich Halm, Peter Grathwohl; Editors 
Author / Producer Type: EC Project 
Web link for product information: http://w210.ub.uni-tuebingen.de/dbt/volltexte/2004/1320  
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Diffuse pollution-->Contaminants-->Contaminants overview
Diffuse pollution-->Contaminants-->Hydrocarbons
Diffuse pollution-->Contaminants-->Persistent Organic Pollutants
Diffuse pollution-->Contaminants-->Pesticides
Diffuse pollution-->Diffuse pollution overview
Diffuse pollution-->Monitoring
Diffuse pollution-->Processes
Diffuse pollution-->Regulation
Diffuse pollution-->Scales
Diffuse pollution-->Sources
 
Short description: Soil pollution and degradation is a result of population growth and technological development. A wide range of man-made chemicals designed for use in industry, agriculture, pest control, consumer goods, and emissions from the combustion of fossil fuels are the main sources for diffuse pollution. Within the water cycle, soils act as the key zone for storage, filtration and transport of water and associated pollutants. If the accumulation of pollutants exceeds the buffer capacity, then soils or sediments can become the source of diffuse pollution of adjacent compartments such as for groundwater and surface waters. The most relevant scientific questions for future research such as the physico-chemical multifunctionality of soils, long-term vs. short term issues and European/global scale opposed to local dimensions are discussed in these proceedings. 
Link to Project(s): SOWA Integrated Soil and Water Protection
 
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