Articles | Volume 23, issue 2
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 23, 691–709, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-23-691-2019
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 23, 691–709, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-23-691-2019

Research article 07 Feb 2019

Research article | 07 Feb 2019

A conceptual model of organochlorine fate from a combined analysis of spatial and mid- to long-term trends of surface and ground water contamination in tropical areas (FWI)

Philippe Cattan et al.

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We investigated the management of long-term environmental pollution by organochlorine pesticides. We selected the case of chlordecone on the island of Martinique. We propose a conceptual model of organochlorine fate accounting for physical conditions relative to soils and geology. This model explains pollution variability in water but also the dynamics of pollution trends. It helps to identify risky areas where pollution will last for a long time and where more attention is needed.