G³⁶⁰ Presents DFN Approach to Swedish Trade Organization

On October 24, G³⁶⁰ Senior Research Engineer & Hydrogeologist, Steven Chapman, along with Erik Bergstedt (Geological Survey of Sweden, SGU) and Janna Svensson (Sweco) presented to members of the Swedish National Trade Organization, Nätverket Renare Mark (www.renaremark.se). The meeting was comprised of consultants, local and regional environmental authorities, community stakeholders, and contractors in Sweden.

Presentations were given to two groups (20 participants each) followed by site tours of a former dry cleaner site in Helsingborg, where ongoing G³⁶⁰ research activities including rock core sampling, use of FLUTe liners for sealing boreholes, A-DTS testing and multilevel installations were showcased. Carlos Maldaner and Ryan Kroeker of G³⁶⁰ participated in the field demonstrations along with Lina Ingelstedt Frendberg of Sweco.

G³⁶⁰ is collaborating with the SGU and their consultant Sweco on applying the DFN field investigation approach at the Helsingborg site, where presentations like this are organized to facilitate technology transfer as a requirement by the Swedish EPA.

In thanks for our participation, event participants from the Swedish National Trade Organization network provided a donation on behalf of the G³⁶⁰ Group, SGU, and Sweco to WaterAid (www.wateraid.se), whose mission is to change the lives of the world’s poorest and most marginalized people by improving access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene.

More details of the event can be found on the Nätverket Renare Mark events page.

Site tours of a former dry cleaner site in Helsingborg.
Technology demonstrations at the Helsingborg site.

G³⁶⁰ Presents at the 46th IAH Congress in Malaga, Spain

The G³⁶⁰ group is excited to attend and present this week at the 46th IAH Congress in Malaga, Spain. The 2019 International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH) Congress, hosted by the IAH Spanish Chapter (IAH-GE) and the Center of Hydrogeology of the University of Malaga (CEHIUMA), focuses this year on groundwater management and governance: coping with water scarcity.

Presentations | Tools, Methods and Models to Study Groundwater
Carlos Maldaner, G³⁶⁰ Post Doctoral Fellow
Talk Title: Depth-discrete groundwater flow quantification in poorly cemented sandstone using active distributed temperature sensing to optimize remediation strategy
Talk #559 | Monday September 23 | 17:45 – 18:00

Amélie Dausse, G³⁶⁰ Post Doctoral Fellow
Talk Title: Evaluating sensitivity and uniqueness of underdamped slug test models for fractured rocks
Talk #373 | Tuesday September 24 | 15:15 – 15:30

Nicolas Guihéneuf, G³⁶⁰ Post Doctoral Fellow
Talk Title: Interpretation of a large scale pumping test conducted in faulted sedimentary rock from channel type flow structures
Talk #376 | Tuesday September 24 | 15:45 – 16:00

Ferdinando Manna, G³⁶⁰ Post Doctoral Fellow
Talk Title: Developing a process-based conceptual model for quantifying groundwater recharge in an upland sedimentary bedrock aquifer in a semi-arid region
Talk #347 | Thursday September 26 | 15:30 – 15:45

Presentations | Innovative Approaches for Understanding Groundwater Flow Systems
Jonathan Munn, G³⁶⁰ Post Doctoral Fellow
Talk Title: Estimating natural gradient groundwater flow direction at multiple depths simultaneously in a bedrock aquifer using fibre optic Active Distributed Temperature Sensing (A-DTS)
Talk #707 | Friday September 27 | 12:15 – 12:30

Poster Session | Urban Groundwater
Chrystyn Skinner, G³⁶⁰ MSc Candidate
Poster Title: A depth-discrete sentry well network for monitoring water quality impacts to a municipal supply aquifer
Poster #536 | Tuesday September 24

G³⁶⁰ Presents at the NGWA Conference on Fractured Rock and Groundwater

Members of the G³⁶⁰ group are presenting at the NGWA Conference on Fractured Rock and Groundwater this week, held in Burlington, VT. This conference focuses on improved outcomes for groundwater remediation and examines what is needed to construct a sufficiently robust conceptual site model (CSM).

G³⁶⁰ Principal Investigator, Dr. Jessica Meyer (@HawkeyeHydroGeo), gave the keynote address to kick off the conference, titled “Do You Know Where Your Aquitards Are? A Case for Hydraulically Calibrated Geology as the Foundation for Robust CSMs of Contaminated Fractured Rock Systems”.

Talks will be presented by three other G³⁶⁰ members throughout the conference:
Senior Research Scientist, Dr. Pat Quinn:
Improving Hydraulic Aperture Estimations to Inform Discrete Fracture Network Models

Senior Research Engineer & Hydrogeologist, Steven Chapman:
Evaluation of High Resolution Methods for Contaminant and Flux Distributions in Igneous / Metamorphic Rock Settings

MSc Candidate, Sam Jacobson:
Direct Mass Flux Measurements for 1,4-Dioxane From an Industrial Site in a Karst Aquifer

Beth Parker Named 2019 AGU Fellow

The American Geophysical Union (AGU) has announced the 2019 Class of AGU Fellows and will honor the 62 prominent scientists on Wednesday December, 11th at the 2019 AGU Fall Meeting in San Francisco, California.

AGU Fellows are recognized for their “scientific eminence in the Earth and space sciences. Their breadth of interests and the scope of their contributions are remarkable and often groundbreaking. Only 0.1% of AGU membership receives this recognition in any given year.”

Dr. Beth Parker has been recognized as an AGU Fellow for her ground-breaking work that has markedly advanced conceptual models and methods to understand contaminants in fractured porous geologic media. Dr. Parker has applied these methods at diverse types of aged contaminated industrial sites in Canada and the United States. Her work advances science and supports science-based decision-making concerning groundwater contamination and water management.

Congratulations to Dr. Beth Parker and all of the 2019 AGU Fellows on this prestigious recognition!

Read the full AGU news release here.