BE-27 :: Integrated risk/impact assessment on industrial sites (and for other activities/practices)

Industrial activities (and other land management practices) could have impact on different environmental compartments (e.g. air, water, soil, sediments, …). Policymakers need to use a more integrated risk evaluation for all impacted compartments, ensuring that the suggested measures to reduce the environmental impact are not conflictual, e.g. excavation of contaminated soil gives birth to landfills. These landfill sites cannot be used for other developments. It is imperative to keep track of the whole and to understand the mutual impact of decisions made. Priorities need to be set and supporting actions taken. This can be a win-win for the industry and society.
Research questions:
Impacts of land management
How can we make such integrated assessments? What kind of research is needed to provide knowledge to make optimal choices?
How can we integrate soil and land use aspects in the existing environmental impact assessment?