Potential contaminants affecting a non-target area often originate from a broad area in the nearby locale. These nonpoint sources and subsequent transport may represent complex environmental and physical/chemical interactions. For example, pesticide exposure is affected by land cover diversity and the location of streams and rivers compared to application areas, distribution of soils, and terrain. Environmental transport of veterinary medicines also includes the incorporation of resulting manure/slurry collection and potential land application. Using a geographic information system (GIS), Waterborne has developed methods of efficiently characterizing diverse landscapes in order to better understand the relationship between source and non-target areas.
Our staff are experts with many internationally recognized environmental fate models used in regulatory and internal safety assessments, including PRZM, SWAT, PEARL, GeoPEARL and SWMM.