Grand Challenges and Action Plans to Address Soil and Groundwater Contamination in China
Join the Princeton Environmental Institute next week for a Special Seminar, "Grand Challenges and Action Plans to Address Soil and Groundwater Contamination in China," presented by Deyi Hou, associate professor of groundwater and soil environment at Tsinghua University in Beijing, at 4 p.m. Monday, April 16, in Guyot Hall, Room 100.
Summary: China's serious soil and groundwater pollution is the root of many public health issues — 60 percent of the nation's groundwater is of poor or very poor quality. In 2016, the Chinese government unveiled an ambitious plan to curb soil pollution and clean-up contaminated land. Hou will discuss how social and biogeochemical complexities — from the behavior of farmers, polluters and regulators, to the transport of contaminants — may hinder the plan's effectiveness. The Chinese must develop policies that account for complex human behavior, strengthen risk-management, and encourage interdisciplinary scientific research.
This event is free to the public.