WORKING GROUPS

SUSTAINABLE REMEDIATION WORKING GROUP

Sustainable remediation emerges as an innovative platform for the remediation of contaminated areas, with sustainability increasingly assuming a global priority for companies, governments and society in general. Remediation solutions that include sustainability concepts offer many advantages in the environmental, financial and social spheres.

Leader: Carlos Henrique Araújo

Secretary: Joyce Cruz

VAPOR INTRUSION WORKING GROUP

The process of migrating volatile chemical compounds in the vapor phase from a subsurface source into the existing buildings on the surface is known as vapor intrusion. Based on the recognition of the relevance of this route of exposure, several regulatory environmental agencies around the world request its inclusion in the approach of risk analysis to human health for potentially contaminated areas.

Leader: José Carlos Gouvêa

Secretary: Rafael Sato

CONCEPTUAL SITE MODEL WORKING GROUP

CSM is typically applied at contaminated sites to identify environmental, financial, and social factors that are likely to determine possible reuse scenarios for the area. Advanced methods of site characterization and traditional approaches to site characterization are contrasted for this technique. An evaluation of the methods available to evaluate the information and the role of the quantity and quality of the data resulting from the CSM and, ultimately, the selected remedies is important.

Leader: Marilda Vianna

Secretary: Lélia C. R. Soares

GIS WORKING GROUP

A major challenge in the environmental area has been the difficulty of graphically and spatially representing issues related to a particular investigated case without requiring large amounts of time between collection, processing, interpretation, analysis and subsequent representation for clients, managers and the public. The exchange of experiences and case studies, highlighting the benefits of using ArcGis’ sophisticated statistical interpretation, modeling and geoprocessing tools, especially in the design of CSM, can contribute to the development of quality material and better interpretation of environmental problems, resulting in assertiveness in decision-making processes.

Leader: Paulo Rego

Secretary: Michel Santana