A decision framework will be developed to integrate ISR within sustainable development, emphasising the role of stakeholder interaction, communication and governance issues in the scientific, social and political procedures used for remediation situations. It will provide new insights and guidelines for how scientists and policy makers can effectively engage with such challenges. This highly innovative approach is crucial for future successful remediation, especially at complex contaminated sites. Sustainability indicators will be devised, which will consider stakeholder perceptions and problem definitions of actors on sites and their vicinity. PC-based decision-support tools will be produced to coordinate sustainable measures within the water sector, where this is important for decision making, for value to different end-users (e.g. investors, policy makers, citizens). Scientific and social issues (e.g. decision-making with uncertainties) of site remediation will be considered together, to devise recommendations on long-term management for contaminated sites. By harmonising these issues, effective long-term management strategies for sites can be a starting point to manage human/non-human relationships at national, international and global levels.