Review: useful technical reports
Sunday 15 July 2007, by Julien Moeys
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Reports and projects presented below are related to the following topics:
Modelling water flux;
Modelling pesticides transfer (risks) toward surface or groundwater;
Good Modelling Practices, GMP (in those domains);
Mitigation strategies for those pollutions;
Pre-registration evaluation strategies of molecules fates in the environment (with modelling);
Those lists are certainly not extensive. It is essentially ’grey literature’ (generally available on internet) important in the domains cited above, and that might be useful for any person working on that topics.
The ’Water Information System for Europe’ website provides more ’understandable’ information on water management in Europe, and lists european research project related to that topics.
Focus work groups FOCUS (FOrum for Co-ordination of pesticide fate models and their Use and their thematic sub-groups.
The European project FOOTPRINT, of which several documents are cited below (’creating tools for pesticide risk assessment and management in Europe’).
A set of European projects related to modelling practices at the watershed and/or river basins scale (Harmoni...). Those projects notably emphasis on interaction/communication between stakeholders and scientists, as well as quality insurance topics. Even though they are related to the large scale of river basins, such methodologies and framework might sometimes be useful for more local approaches based on modelling:
The APECOP project, ’Effective approaches for Assessing the Predicted Environmental Concentrations of Pesticides: A proposal supporting the harmonised registration of pesticides in Europe’ (1999-2002). final report , and publication list.
A guide produced by the Good Modelling Practice workgroup of the Dutch Standard Water Framework’.
I regularly feed a websites list, notably related to my PhD work:
A research project list, of which many are related to soil-water-pesticides topics.
Most of the reports below are freely downloadable on internet (but not the articles).
Azimonti G., 2006. State-of-the-art review on approaches to environmental risk assessment for pesticides. Report DL3 of the FP6 EU-funded FOOTPRINT project Project no. 022704 (SSP). 45pp. url
Barriuso E. & Benoît P., 2006. State-of-the-art review on bound residues. Report DL#5 of the FP6 EU-funded FOOTPRINT project. Project no. 022704 (SSP). 79pp. url
De Zorzi P., Barbizzi S., Belli M., Ciceri G., Fajgelj A., Moore D., Sansone U. & Van der Perk M., 2005. Terminology in soil sampling (iupac recommendations 2005). Pure and Applied Chemistry 77:5. pp. 827-841 url
Dubus I., Brown C., Beulke S. & Turner N., 2002. Uncertainty and probabilistic approaches to pesticide fate modelling. Cranfield Centre for EcoChemistry, Silsoe, UK. Report to the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA). project PL0548. Study number: JA3755E. 140 pp. url
Dubus I. & Surdyk N., 2006. State-of-the-art review on pesticide fate models and environmental indicators. Report DL#4 of the FP6 EU-funded FOOTPRINT project Project no. 022704 (SSP). 39 pp. url
FOCUS, 2006. Guidance document on estimating persistence and degradation kinetics from environmental fate studies on pesticides in eu registration. Report of the FOCUS Work Group on Degradation Kinetics. EC Document Reference Sanco/10058/2005 version 2.0. 434 pp. url
FOCUS, 1997. Soil persistence models and eu registration. Report of the FOCUS work group on Soil Modeling. 77 pp. url
FOCUS, 1995. Leaching models and eu registration. Report of the FOCUS workgroup on Regulatory Modeling. DOC. 4952/VI/95. 124 pp. url
FOCUS, 2005. Landscape and mitigation factors in aquatic risk assessment. volume 1. extended summary and recommendations. Report of the FOCUS Working Group on Landscape and Mitigation Factors in Ecological Risk Assessment. EC Document Reference SANCO/10422/2005. 133 pp. url
FOCUS, 2005. Landscape and mitigation factors in aquatic risk assessment. volume 2. detailed technical reviews. Report of the FOCUS Working Group on Landscape and Mitigation Factors in Ecological Risk Assessment. EC Document Reference SANCO/10422/2005. 434 pp. url
FOCUS, 1997. Surface water models and eu registration of plant protection products Report of the FOCUS Work group on Surface Water Models - Regulatory Modeling. 231 pp. url
FOCUS, 2001. Focus surface water scenarios in the eu evaluation process under 91/414/eec. Report of the FOCUS Working Group on Surface Water Scenarios. EC Docu-ment Reference SANCO/4802/2001-rev.2. 245 pp. + annexes. url
FOCUS, 2005. A comparison of crop interception values in focus ground water and surface water scenarios. Note of the FOCUS work groups on Ground Water and Surface Water Scenarios. 2 pp. url
FOCUS, 2000. Focus groundwater scenarios in the eu review of active substances. Report of the FOCUS Groundwater Scenarios Workgroup. EC Document Reference Sanco/321/2000 rev.2, 202pp. url
FOCUS, 2002. Generic guidance for focus groundwater scenarios. Report of the FOCUS Groundwater Scenarios Workgroup. Version 1.1. 61 pp. url
FOOTPRINT, 2006. The footprint pesticide properties database. Database collated by the University of Hertfordshire as part of the EU-funded FOOTPRINT project (FP6-SSP-022704). url
FOOTPRINT, 2006. Report of the kick-off meeting. BRGM. Project co-funded by the European Commission within the Sixth Framework Programme (2002-2006). Project no. 022704 (SSP). 58 pp. url
FOOTPRINT, 2006. Project web site: www.eu-footprint.org. BRGM. Project co-funded by the European Commission within the Sixth Framework Programme (2002-2006). Project no. 022704 (SSP). 21 pp. url
Janssen P.H.M., Petersen A.C., van der Sluijs J.P., Risbey J.S. & Ravetz J.R., 2003. Guidance for uncertainty assessment and communication: quickscan hints and actions list. RIVM/MNP. vol 2. Strategic research project Uncertainty Analysis (S/550002). 24 pp. url
Jarvis N. & Dubus I., 2006. State-of-the-art review on preferential flow. Report DL#6 of the FP6 EU-funded FOOTPRINT project. Project no. 022704 (SSP). 60pp. url
Middlemis H., 2000. Murray-darling basin commission: groundwater flow modeling guidelines Aquaterra Consulting Pty Ltd 133 pp. url
Petersen A.C., Janssen P.H.M., van der Sluijs J.P., Risbey J.S. & Ravetz J.R., 2003. Guidance for uncertainty assessment and communication: mini-checklist & quickscan questionnaire RIVM/MNP vol 1. Strategic research project Uncertainty Analysis (S/550002). 16 pp. url
Refsgaard J., 2002. State-of-the-art report on quality assurance in modelling related to river basin management. HarmoniQuA project. D-WP1-1. 183 pp. url
Refsgaard J.C., 1997. Parameterisation, calibration and validation of distributed hydrological models. Journal of Hydrology 198:1-4. pp. 69-97 url
Refsgaard J.C., Henriksen H.J., Harrar W.G., Scholten H. & Kassahun A., 2005. Quality assurance in model based water management - review of existing practice and outline of new approaches. Environmental Modelling & Software 20:10. pp. 1201-1215 url
Refsgaard J.C. & Henriksen H.J., 2004. Modelling guidelines—terminology and guiding principles. Advances in Water Resources 27:1. pp. 71-82 url
Reichenberger S., Bach M., Skitschak A. & Frede H., 2006. State-of-the-art review on mitigation strategies and their effectiveness. Report DL#7 of the FP6 EU-funded FOOTPRINT project. Project no. 022704 (SSP). 76 pp. url
STOWA-RIZA, 1999. Smooth modelling in water management, good modelling practice handbook. STOWA report 99-05, Dutch Dept. of Public Works, Institute for Inland Water Management and Waste Water treatment. report 99.036 ISBN 90-5773-056-1. 165 pp. url
Vanclooster M., Piñeros Garcet J., Boesten J., Van den Berg F., Leistra M., Smelt J., Jarvis N., Roulier S., Burauel P., Vereecken H., Wolters A., Linnemann V., Fernandez E., Trevisan M., Capri E., Padovani L., Klein M., Tiktak A., Van der Linden A., De Nie D., Bidoglio G., Baouroui F., Jones A. & Armstrong A., 2003. Effective approaches for assessing the predicted environmental concentrations of pesticides - final report. Department of environmental sciences and land use planning, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium. QLK4-CT-1999-01238. 158 pp. url
van der Sluijs J., Janssen P., Petersen A., Kloprogge P., Risbey J., Tuinstra W. & Ravetz J., 2003. Guidance for uncertainty assessment and communication: tool catalogue for uncertainty assessment. RIVM/MNP. vol 4. Strategic research project Uncertainty Analysis (S/550002). 60 pp. url
van der Sluijs J.P., Risbey J.S., Kloprogge P., Ravetz J., Funtowicz S.O., Quintana S.C., aes Pereira A.G., De Marchi B., Petersen A.C., Janssen P.H.M., Hoppe R. & Huijs S.W.F., 2003. Guidance for uncertainty assessment and communication: detailed guidance. RIVM/MNP, Utrecht University. vol 3. Strategic research project Uncertainty Analysis (S/550002). 71 pp. url