The G³⁶⁰ Institute for Groundwater Research is proud to share the G³⁶⁰ 2019 newsletter! Click here to learn about our many projects and successes over the past year.
Heron Instruments Inc. visited the G360 Group recently to demonstrate their dipper-See EXAMINER Vertical Downhole Inspection Camera. This robust and cost effective tool will allow G360 researchers easy examination of boreholes to identify fractures or caverns, locate obstructions, and precisely position downhole instruments such as pressure transducers and temperature probes. The self-contained system packs into a single case that allows easy shipment to field sites around the world.
Visit Heron Instruments’s blog post here to see real footage from the demo and to learn more!
Steven Chapman and Beth Parker received a ‘Top Downloaded Article 2017-2018’ distinction by Wiley in Ground Water Monitoring & Remediation as co-authors on the paper “DyeLIF™: A New Direct‐Push Laser‐Induced Fluorescence Sensor System for Chlorinated Solvent DNAPL and Other Non‐Naturally Fluorescing NAPLs” also co-authored by Murray Einarson and Adrian Fure of Haley & Aldrich and Randy St. Germain of Dakota Technologies. The paper is an outcome of an ESTCP study “Direct-Push Optical Screening tool for High-Resolution, Real-Time Mapping of Chlorinated Solvent DNAPL Architecture” (ER-201121).
Amanda Pierce, Beth Parker, Robert Ingleton (University of Waterloo) and John Cherry received the same recognition for their paper “Novel Well Completions in Small Diameter Coreholes Created Using Portable Rock Drills.”
These papers are among the top 20 most read articles of 2017-2018 in Ground Water Monitoring & Remediation. Congratulations to each of the authors!
On Friday June 7th, G360 and University of Guelph Alumni Affairs hosted a free public event at the University of Guelph in celebration of our groundwater partnerships, and to announce two recently awarded NSERC-Industry grants in groundwater. Almost $11 million in funding by federal and local government, and industry partners will go towards groundwater research, including monitoring local Guelph bedrock aquifer wells to ensure safe, sustainable drinking water for Wellington County’s growing population.
Remarks by Guelph MP Lloyd Longfield, the City of Guelph’s Division Manager Water Services, Wayne Galliher, UofG Vice-President (Research), Malcolm Campbell, and Dr. Beth Parker spoke to the importance and impact of this research funding. Read the official press release issued by the University of Guelph, here.
This announcement was also reported in local news by the Guelph Mercury Tribune and Guelph Today.
Beth Parker and the G³⁶⁰ team and collaborators (including FLUTe, Cascade, Tetra Tech, USGS, and DTU) are evaluating a novel, low-cost contaminant screening tool for fractured bedrock. The FLUTe FACT™ tool evaluation will include guidance for interpretation of FACT results in a dual porosity fractured bedrock system, and its potential as a screening tool to improve quality of site characterizations and conceptual site models (CSMs) while reducing overall site characterization costs.
Read more about the project objectives, technology, and benefits on the SERDP & ESTCP project overview here.