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This book summarizes current knowledge on aquatic and terrestrial environmental quality standards and places it in a wider socioeconomic and regulatory context. It explains how to derive environmental standards that are defensible from a scientific and socioeconomic perspective. Using multidisciplinary techniques that can be applied to water, sediments and soils, the text demonstrates how to select the best form and derivation method relative to individual environmental standards. The authors presents an in-depth and expedient consideration of when, where and how environmental standards should be implemented based on social and economic context.
Introduction. Setting Environmental Standards within a Socio-economic Context. How Should an Environmental Standard be Implemented? Water and Sediment EQS Derivation and Application. Derivation and Use of Environmental Quality and Human Health Standards for Chemical Substances in Groundwater and Soil. Workshop Conclusions and Recommendations.
Watts and Crane Associates, Oxfordshire, UK Watts & Crane Associates, Environmental Consultants, UK Wrc plc, UK