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  Information - HS10 Urban impacts on soils and groundwater (co-listed in SSS)

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Soils and groundwater in urban areas are under pressure due to the concentrated human activities like industrial production, transportation and housing. Particularly, impacts on urban soils and groundwater are related to the spreading of pollution from different sources related to water fluxes in the subsurface. Two different kinds of pollution sources can be distinguished. Urban infrastructures, such as leaking sewers, are directly infiltrating polluted water into the aquatic system (diffusive input). Point and linear sources originate e.g. from contaminated sites or roads.
Development of urban population, fast growing megacities as well as production collapse in industrial regions, has a strong impact specifically on water related infrastructure construction, maintenance and adaptation. For ecologic and economic reasons new disposal strategies, like decentralized storm water infiltration, has been developed and will be implemented in urban water management practices. Because socio-economic aspects are increasingly driving urban water fluxes, integrated urban water management and water-sensitive urban design becomes more and more important in industrialized and developing countries as well.
We intend this session as a forum for discussing studies in urban hydrology. Investigations on the quantification of water fluxes and water quality in urban water systems including soils and groundwater could be presented. Abstracts about interactions between groundwater and surface water as well as socio-economic and urban planning aspects are welcome.

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