Urban and Anthropogenic Soils, Water Quality and Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems
SSSA Division: Urban and Anthropogenic Soils
Presently, one-half of the world population lives in urban areas, which is projected to increase to 66 percent by 2030. The anthropogenic impacts of human activities on urban soils and water quality may include contamination of soil and water with a range of pollutants such as nutrients, metals, pathogens, and organic compounds. In addition, onsite wastewater systems are gaining resurgence to disperse and treat residential wastewater streams in the soil landscape as municipal wastewater treatment systems have not expanded as the populace has moved beyond municipal boundaries. The soil and associated landscape setting serves the “new rural generation” as the dispersal and treatment area while recycling water and nutrients within the local watershed. The goals of this session are to address research on emerging soil and water issues in urban areas, including the role of the soil landscape in providing suitable dispersal and treatment of wastewater plus sound recycling of water and nutrients.
Soils & Environmental Quality
Monday, November 4, 2013: 4:00 PM-6:00 PM
Tampa Convention Center, East Exhibit Hall
Gurpal S Toor
Randall J. Miles