G³⁶⁰ will be co-hosting the NovCare 2019 international conference at the University of Waterloo – May 28-31, 2019

The G360 Institute for Groundwater Research is excited to announce we will be co-hosting the NovCare 2019 International Conference (Novel Methods for Subsurface Characterization and Monitoring: From Theory to Practice) taking place at the Federation Hall and Conference Centre of the University of Waterloo on May 28 – 31, 2019.

NovCare 2019 is an excellent forum for exchanging ideas and experiences related to the challenges of subsurface characterization and monitoring, focusing on two main topics:

  • Interdisciplinary approaches to monitoring multiscale dynamic processes: Near real time data for decision making and modeling.
  • Data fusion from satellites, drones, and terrestrial sensing systems: Combining data from multiple platforms and emerging sensor technology to enhance site characterization.

Call for abstracts: the G360 group encourages all to participate in this important conference. Abstracts are due March 15th, 2019. Additional information and abstract submission requirements can be viewed on the official NovCare 2019 website.

G³⁶⁰ will be presenting at the AGU Fall Meeting – December 2018

The G360 Institute for Groundwater Research will be presenting at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting taking place in Washington, DC from the 10th – 14th December 2018.

Please visit our team at the Walter E Washington Convention Center – Hall A-C (Poster Hall) to learn more about our research.

Jonathan Kennel: Tuesday December 11 – 13:40 – 18:00
Collecting water levels every second: Applications to barometric response functions

Chris Morgan: Thursday December 13 – 08:00 – 12:20
Photogrammetry Informed Fracture Network Characteristics in a Sandstone Aquifer for 3-Dimensional Discrete Fracture Network Simulation

Chrystyn Skinner: Thursday December 13 – 08:00 – 12:20
High-Resolution Hydrogeological Characterization of a Fractured Dolostone Aquifer to Evaluate Municipal Supply Well Vulnerability

Sam Jacobson: Friday December 14 – 13:40 – 18:00
High Resolution Groundwater and Contaminant Characterization in Karst Boreholes in Central Florida, USA

Brian Ndirangu: Friday December 14 – 13:40 – 18:00
Temporal Evolution of a NAPL Source Zone Up-gradient of a Pump & Treat System in a Fractured Sandstone Aquifer

For more details, view the entire AGU Fall Meeting Program here:

G³⁶⁰ Research featured in Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences Special Issue

The special issue entitled Quaternary Geology of Southern Ontario and Applications to Hydrogeology brings together 11 papers.

Co-edited by G360 Principal Investigater Dr. Emmanuelle Arnaud and Geological Survey of Canada colleague Dr. Hazen Russell, with the Ontario Geological Survey as collaborators, the issue focuses on buried valleys, moraines, and late glacial lake basins to provide insights on aquifer/aquitard distribution, connectivity, heterogeneity and modeling approaches.

The paper version of the special issue was distributed Fall 2018. The full publication is open access online.

The article summarizing this research was published in the 2018 G360 Newsletter here.

G³⁶⁰ forms an Advisory Board in 2018!

The G360 Institute for Groundwater Research was founded by Dr. Beth Parker in 2007 at the University of Guelph. Originally called the G360 Centre for Applied Groundwater Research, the name changed in 2017 to the G360 Institute for Groundwater Research to better reflect the numerous successful and continual collaborations between the G360 group and researchers at Universities around the globe.

To ensure the long-term success and growth of the Institute at the University of Guelph, G360 assembled an Advisory Board to provide strategic input to the G360 Directorship on a variety of matters relating to the Institute’s vision and mission and its relationship to the internal (University of Guelph) and external environments.

The Board will meet two times per year. Its inaugural meeting was held on February 28ᵗʰ of this year and a 2ⁿᵈ meeting followed on the 19ᵗʰ September 2018.

The Board members were selected for their broad and applicable experience in the domain of subsurface characterization and/or their relevance to the Institute’s interests at the University. Get to know the board members here.