the wearing away of land surface by wind or water, intensified by land-clearing practices related to farming, residential or industrial development, road building, or logging. (Source: EUGRIS)
European Groundwater and Contaminated Land Information System.
groundwater protection describes the management processes by which groundwater quality and resources are protected against pollution and over-exploitation. (Source: EUGRIS)
is the area of geology that deals with the distribution and movement of groundwater in the soil and rocks of the Earth's crust, (commonly in aquifers). The term geohydrology is often used interchangeably. Some make the minor distinction between a hydrologist or engineer applying themselves to geology (geohydrology), and a geologist applying themselves to hydrology (hydrogeology). (Source: Wikipedia)
EUGRIS defines hydrogeology as the study of the geological factors relating to the subsurface waters.
water used by industry. Industrial water quality do not necessarily meet the drinking water or tapwater quality parameters. (Source: EUGRIS)
a philosophy that prescribes a code of practice for ensuring that environmental considerations for water resources are fully integrated into all stages of the development process in order to achieve a desirable balance between conservation and development. (Source: EUGRIS)
nitroaromatics are carcinogenic and mutagenic aromatic substances, that are typical contaminants of contaminated military sites, e.g. 2,4,6-Trinitrotoluene (TNT), 2,4-Dinitrotoluene (DNT), 1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazine (also known as RDX), cyclotetramethylene tetranitramine (also known as HMX), some pesticides (atrazine), and a number of anilines. (Source: EUGRIS)
soil is generally defined as the top layer of the earth’s crust. It is formed by mineral particles, organic matter, water, air and living organisms. Soil is the interface between the earth (geosphere), the air (atmosphere) and the water (hydrosphere). While soil is the physical upper layer of what is usually referred to as “land”, the concept of “land” is much wider and includes territorial and spatial dimensions. It is difficult to separate soil from its land context. (Source: EUGRIS)