The International Water Resources Association’s IWRA Online Conference was held virtually from October 28-30th, 2020 with the aim to provide a meeting place to share experiences, promote discussion, and to present new knowledge, research results and new developments in the field of water sciences around the world.
In a session on “Climate Change Effects on Groundwater Resilience (Pollution & Remediation)”, keynote speakers Dr. John Cherry and Dr. Beth Parker presented the talk titled, “Passive approaches for groundwater remediation are most essential in the context of climate change”, now available free online for viewers via the YouTube Link and the IWRA Online Conference site.
The Groundwater Project (GWP), a non-profit organization, registered in Canada, is committed to contribute to advancement in education by creating and making available free, online, high-quality groundwater educational material for all. Led by Dr. John Cherry, and managed by an 11-member international Steering Committee and a larger and globally diverse Advisory Committee, these materials will serve as a compilation of the current state of science, highlighting the essential and increasingly important role groundwater plays in nearly all facets of society as we recognize climate change and anthropogenic activities create increased vulnerability for freshwater resources.
There are now 10 new books available on the site, not including the Freeze and Cherry textbook (1979), Wally and Deanna’s Groundwater Adventure (1993), and DNAPL’s in Groundwater book (1996). Currently, the website has over 22,000 book downloads, from 125 countries and over 3700 registered users on the GWP email list.
The G360 Institute for Groundwater Research is proud to support this online platform for groundwater knowledge and we encourage you to visit gw-project.org/ to view these valuable resources. To learn how you can support this initiative, visit the GWP LinkedIn page to view their fundraising video.
The G360 Institute for Groundwater Research will be presenting at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting taking place virtually from 1st – 17th December 2020.
Saied Shafieiyoun: Tuesday, 8 December 2020 | 7:16 AM Influence of Individual mechanisms and remediation concerns involved in the enhanced attenuation of toluene in a shallow fractured dolostone bedrock
Faran Vahedian: Wednesday, 9 December 2020 | 7:24 AM Simulating borehole hydraulic cross-connection in a multi-layered fractured sedimentary rock aquifer informed by high-resolution datasets
Jonathan Kennel: Wednesday, 9 December 2020 | 8:43 PM Relating Inputs and Outputs: Pore-Pressure Responses to Natural and Anthropogenic Signals
Violaine Ponsin Thursday, 10 December 2020 | 7:28 AM Mitigation of the Herbicide Metolachlor in a Fractured Bedrock Aquifer: Insights from Multi-Element Compound-Specific Stable Isotope Analysis
Across Canada and around the world, Giving Tuesday unites communities by sharing our capacity to care for and empower one another by encouraging the collection of donations for various causes to address local and global challenges.
Did you know groundwater represents 99% of all available liquid fresh water on the planet and more than 50% of the world’s population depends on groundwater as their primary source of drinking water? Help support this essential resource that sustains ecosystems and human health by donating to the G360 Institute for Groundwater Research to promote the completion of the Bedrock Aquifer Field Facility (BAFF) on the University of Guelph campus.
The BAFF is designed to be a focal point for hands‐on training, vital groundwater research, and technology development. It will act as a hub for community engagement, supporting demonstrations for students, professionals, and community outreach. Additionally, this facility will support leading edge field-based research and education on groundwater and subsurface science and engineering. You can make personal contributions directly via the University of Guelph website below.