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A classification scheme for pollutant attenuation at the groundwater: surface water interface

This report describes a classification scheme for the pollutant attenuation capacity of the sediments at the groundwater surface water interface, or hyporheic zone.

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A classification scheme for pollutant attenuation at the groundwater - surface water interface

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This report describes a classification scheme for the pollutant attenuation capacity of the sediments at the groundwater–surface water interface, or hyporheic zone (HZ). The interface between aquifers and rivers is a critical transitional zone that can attenuate the migration of certain pollutants as they move across it. Understanding processes that occur at this interface is import ant for environment managers who need to manage groundwater and surface water environments in a holistic manner, as required by the Water Framework Directive (WFD).

Published 1 December 2008