Title: Climate change, pollutant linkage and brownfield regeneration 
Resource Type: document --> public information 
Country: United Kingdom 
Year: 2007 
Availability: subr:im bulletin SUB 3 
Author 1/Producer: SUBRIM Consortium 
Other Authors/Producers: CL:AIRE 
Author / Producer Type: University research group / research institute 
Publisher: CL:AIRE 
Publisher City: London, UK 
Report / download web link (=direct link): http://www.claire.co.uk/pdf_usr/SUB3_final_amended_figs.pdf  
Format (e.g. PDF): PDF 
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Brownfields
Contaminated land-->Remediation options-->In situ treatment technologies
Contaminated land-->Remediation options-->Passive and hydraulicContainment
Contaminated land-->Wider impacts / sustainability-->Environmental
Short description: EXTRACT: 5. CONCLUSIONS From the evidence available in the literature and collected as part of the study presented here it is clear that certain climate change scenarios will have significant impacts on current and future contaminated land and remediation systems. Examples include severe physical damage to soil cover systems and stabilised/solidified soils, and extensive soil water erosion and associated contaminant transport. These impacts will have major effects on the future management of contaminated and remediated sites and are expected to influence both the way risk is managed on those sites and the design of future remediation strategies. A conceptual adaptation strategy has been developed highlighting four stages to be considered when addressing the impact of climate change in the current risk-based contaminated land management regulatory framework in the UK. The results of the surveys carried out on the development industry and local authorities clearly demonstrate that these stakeholders are still largely unaware of the issues surrounding climate change and its impact on contaminated land management and redevelopment. They are therefore not yet fully considering potential impacts of climate change and related evidence in their decision-making process. However, the work begun during the SUBR:IM programme has shown the value of a combination of experimental and modelling approaches, which together look able to deliver the most robust solutions for the remediation industry. 
Link to Project(s): SUBR:IM Sustainable Urban Brownfield Regeneration: Integrated Management
Link to Organisation(s): CL:AIRE (Contaminated Land: Applications in the Real Environments)
Submitted By: Professor Paul Bardos WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 30/05/2007

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