Risk evaluation of the river Sado's estuary, by Paula Vaz-Fernandes
Paula Vaz Fernandes is one of the authors of a new article on Ocean & Coastal Management about the "Environmental risk assessment in a contaminated estuary: An integrated weight of evidence approach as a decision support tool".
The river Sado's estuary was used in this study to develop an integrated methodology for the evaluation of environmental risks and their possible impact for the ecosystem and human health. The authors considered the adversal effects emanating from a mix of diffferent contaminants present in the area. The frailty of estuary areas is thus stressed, while at the same time, the paper proposes a new methodology that takes into account different aspects ordered along their level of risk and the possibility for the application of mitigation measures.