IWRA Keynote Talk by Dr. John Cherry and Dr. Beth Parker Available Free Online

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.

To view all recordings, visit https://iwraonlineconference.org/recordings/

G³⁶⁰ is presenting at the Virtual AGU 2020 Fall Meeting

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

For more details, view the AGU Fall Meeting Program here:
https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm19/meetingapp.cgi/Home/0

G³⁶⁰ presenting at the AGU Centennial Fall Meeting

The G360 Institute for Groundwater Research will be presenting at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting taking place in San Francisco from the 9th – 13th December 2019.

Jessica Meyer: Monday, 9 December, 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM | Moscone West – 3024, L3
Geologic Controls on the Contaminant Phase and Mass Distribution in a Mixed Organics DNAPL Source Zone in Sedimentary Rock: Insights from High Resolution Field Data

Oliver Conway-White: Monday, 9 December, 1:40 PM – 3:40 PM | Moscone West – 2022-2024, L2
Delineating the hydrostratigraphy of a buried bedrock valley through airborne and surface geophysical measurements

Teresa Pilato: Tuesday, 10 December, 8:00 AM – 12:20 PM | Moscone South – Poster Hall
The Method of Moments: Using statistical moments of solute mass to bridge the gap between local-scale heterogeneous fracture systems and the regional-scale transport processes that control capture zones in fractured rock aquifers

Brent Redmond: Thursday, 12 December, 8:00 AM – 12:20 PM | Moscone South – Poster Hall
Evaluation of FLUTe FACT as a Screening Tool for Vertical Distribution of Contaminant Mass Flux in Fractured Rock Boreholes

Beth Parker and Jessica Meyer will be chairing and convening the session: Characterizing Hydrological Processes and Contaminant Migration in Fractured Rocks and Karst Systems: Combining Experimental, Field, and Modeling Approaches
Poster Session: Thursday, 12 December, 8:00 AM – 12:20 PM | Moscone South – Poster Hall
Oral Session: Thursday, 12 December, 1:40 PM – 3:40 PM | Moscone West – 3016, L3

Colby Steelman: Thursday, 12 December, 1:40 PM – 3:40 PM | Moscone West – 2010, L2
The Significance of Incised Valleys: Using Airborne Geophysics to Understand the Role of Buried Bedrock Valleys in Regional Groundwater Flow Systems

Nathan Glas: Friday, 13 December, 8:00 AM – 12:20 PM | Moscone South – Poster Hall
Establishment of baseline natural gas concentrations and assessment of gas migration pathways using multi-level groundwater monitoring systems in the Liard Basin, Canada

For more details, view the entire AGU Fall Meeting Program here:
https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm19/meetingapp.cgi/Home/0

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