In the past decade or so, management of historically contaminated land has largely been based on prevention of unacceptable risks to human health and the environment, to ensure a site is "fit for use" (i.e., achieves suitability for beneficial uses). More recently, interest has been shown in including sustainability as a decision-making criterion. Sustainability concerns include the environmental, social, and economic consequences of risk-management activities themselves, and also the opportunities for wider benefit beyond achieving risk-reduction goals alone. This article provides a global roundup of progress by these initiatives and their key documentation. It reviews common themes and points of divergence. The information is based on a literature review and surveying the various networks involved, with a particular focus on recent developments in the United Kingdom. The global roundup updates a previous global roundup presented in Europe in 2013 at Aquaconsoil 2013 (Bardos etal., 2013a, 2013b).
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 15 Dec 2014|