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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.

Heron Instruments demonstrates cutting-edge well inspection camera to G³⁶⁰ Group

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!