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Abstract

Internet listservers provide a means for professionals from all sectors of the industry and profession, to communicate and collaborate with each other, as well as other stakeholders (e.g., suppliers, academics, the general public and community members) in real time. This article highlights key Internet listservers in the field of environmental monitoring in soil contamination and remediation and how to subscribe to them. The most active and relevant listservers for environmental scientists, technologists and professionals in the soil contamination and remediation profession are the Bioremediation Discussion Group (BioGroup), Phytonet, Phytoremediation listserver, Groundwater listserver and Environmental Forensics listserver. Other observations and lessons so far from the use of Internet listservers are: (i) that moderators provide an important role in maintaining the level of quality and participation, (ii) do not underestimate the knowledge base held within these, and (iii) if not selected and managed properly, e-mail from listservers can generate an excess of e-mail and waste time.

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Submitted
29 Jan 2001
Accepted
14 Mar 2001
First published
24 Apr 2001

J. Environ. Monit., 2001,3, 267-273
Article type
Critical Review

Environmental monitoring in soil contamination and remediation programs: how practitioners are using the Internet to share knowledge

T. F. Guerin, J. Environ. Monit., 2001, 3, 267
DOI: 10.1039/B100984M

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