We are glad to announce the recent publication of another paper jointly authored by Informatica ambientale and the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences (DISAT) of Università degli Studi di Milano Bicocca. The paper will be published on Science of the Total Environment (STOTEN) journal.
Di Guardo, A., Finizio, A., 2017. A new methodology to identify surface water bodies at risk by using pesticide monitoring data: the glyphosate case study in Lombardy Region (Italy). Sci Total Environ. In press.
This paper focuses on an argument we are working on since some months and published in a previous paper for L’informatore agrario in a very preliminary shape: the study of a methodology to the environmental risk assessment of pesticide using surface water monitoring data. This methodology provides a set of procedures for the statistical data analysis and the spatial management of resulting information; moreover it describes an algorithm for the identification of vulnerated areas where public authorities should focus mitigation or limitation measures. Trend of contamination analysis and risk assessment of each monitoring station are the basis of the new algorithm proposed: resulting data are then reported in a GIS map.
Methodology is applied in a test case in Lombardy region, where 8 years of glyphosate monitoring data are analysed. What are the results? Let’s talk about them in a next post, when the final version of the paper will be available.