GeoPro Talks - Living in the Anthropocene: Urban versus rural riverbed natural attenuation of chlorinated hydrocarbon plumes
This talk presents field and laboratory data from two lowland UK catchments on the natural attenuation of chlorinated hydrocarbon groundwater plumes as they discharge through riverbeds with the potential to impact surface-water receptors.
A particular focus of the talk is to examine the contrast in sorption occurring between the rural and urban study sites and also the implications of assumptions on bioavailability that are explored through modeling. The talk illustrates the importance of recognising the significance of ‘living in the anthropocene’ when we are considering the modern-day fate of contaminants at the groundwater – surface-water interface in urban environments.
Living in the Anthropocene