Like all limited and vulnerable resources, water has become one of the potential targets of terrorists. Coastal lagoons are especially vulnerable as they are densely populated centers of commerce and/or tourism. This volume addresses the basic scientific concepts that must be integrated by decisionmakers to minimize damages and optimize recovery operations in the aftermath of such an attack. Scientists from many disciplines including water resource management, hydrodynamics, aquatic ecology and social science combine their expertise in an effort to assess and model emergency scenarios for coastal lagoon systems. This case study uses existing numerical models such as-EFCD, WASP and AQUATOX are used to demonstrate how to optimize rapid response and decision-making.
Preface. Acknowledgements.- 1. Introduction.- 2. Decision-Making in Rapid Assessment and Diagnosis. CBRN Effects on Coastal Lagoons.- 3. Physical Processes and Modeling. Physical Processes in Lagoons.- Hydrodynamic Equations. Monitoring Physical Processes. Time Series Analysis of Lagoon Variables. Discretization Techniques. Numerical Models as Decision Support Tools in Coastal Areas Decision Support Tools.- 4. Effects of CRBN Agents on Aquatic Ecosystems. Ecosystem approach for adaptive management of the coastal socio-ecological complexes. Developing the D-P-S-I-R framework of indicators for management of human impact on marine ecosystems: Baltic Sea example. Phytoplankton Ecological Processes for Ecosystem Modeling: Some Basic Concepts. Modeling Possible Impacts of Terrorist Attacks in Coastal Lagoon Ecosystems with Stella. Trophic Network Models and Prediction of Toxic Substances Accumulation in Food Webs. Assessment of Lake Ecosystem Response to Toxic Events with the AQUATOX Model. Chemical Weapons Dumped in the Baltic Sea. Monitoring After Attack; N. N. Kazantseva.- 5. Case Study: Dieldrin Attack in Dalyan Lagoon.- Appendix 1. Appendix 2. List of Participants.