Systems in focus:
(a) Lignite and metal mining landscapes facing a severe diffuse contamination of the aquatic system with inorganic contaminants such as acid mine drainage and heavy metals,
(b) Porous aquifers used for drinking water production and affected by the diffuse impact of agricultural land use, and
(c) Porous, near surface aquifers contaminated with a variety of petroleum hydrocarbons from single or multiple point sources.
- Delineation of inorganic contaminant sources,
- Identification of pathways and mechanisms of inorganic contaminations
- Assessment of the potential of aquifer systems for a natural attenuation of both inorganic and organic contaminations