Hydrogeologist or Environmental Engineer – Job Opportunity with Sanborn Head

Morwick G360 friends and colleagues, we’d like to share an opportunity that came to our attention this week for a Hydrogeologist or Environmental Engineer to work with Sanborn Head. The position is based in Concord, NH (other office locations may be an option), and duties will include performing site characterization and remediation projects. Ideal applicants will have 0-2 years of experience and a MS degree in hydrogeology/environmental engineering with strong quantitative hydrogeology skills.  For more details about the position and how to apply, please follow the link below:

https://www.sanbornhead.com/careers/open-positions/

Get Ready for PFAS-Σ-IT 2022, an International Summit on PFAS Remediation.

We are happy to officially announce PFAS-Σ-IT 2022, an International Summit on the latest remediation science for managing PFAS. This event, organized collaboratively with the Hydrogeochemisty Group, Environmental Chemistry Group, and the Platform of Environmental Systems at the Universität Tübingen and the Morwick G360 Groundwater Research Institute, will be held in a hybrid format (in-person and virtually) on April 4th and 5th, 2022.

You can expect to hear the latest research on the key issues concerning the occurrence, transport, and transformation of PFAS at contaminated sites. A particular focus of the PFAS-Σ-IT will be on large-scale contaminated sites (Scale of the Problem) and possible solutions by new approaches and techniques (Scope of the Solution).

More details about the event, including the program, registration information, and instructions for participating in-person or online can be found here. We hope you can join us!

Groundwater Focused Job Opportunity with UNESCO

Happy new year from Morwick G360! We’d like to share an opportunity that came to our attention this week with UNESCO (Groundwater Section). The position is for a project officer, based in Paris, with an application deadline of January 17th, 2022. For more details or to apply, please follow the link below:

https://careers.unesco.org/job/Paris-Project-Officer/737419502/

Groundwater Research Continues in all Weather Conditions

Fieldwork is the foundational core of the research carried out at Morwick G360. Real world sites offer the ability to capture comprehensive, high-resolution datasets about unique subsurface conditions, enabling us to better understand groundwater systems and contaminants, and devise more effective remediation techniques to keep our drinking water safe. In this way, fieldwork is and incredibly rewarding undertaking, but it can also be a challenge, especially when the weather takes a turn for the worse.

Dr. Jonathan Munn braving the weather at Grayling Airfield.

This month, for example, at a research site at the Grayling Army Airfield, Michigan, where Morwick G360 researchers in collaboration with partners Arcadis and ENRX are testing new methods of measuring mass flux (the movement of contaminants across an area), an unexpectedly heavy snowfall blanketed the area. Dr. Jonathan Munn, who was heading out to the site, woke up to a message that:

“the site area received up to 12 inches (30.5 cm) of snow in the last 24 hours. Drive carefully – take it slow in ice and snow. Monday looks like it will be windy (13-20 mph), which really increases the chill factor on this site. Tuesday and Wednesday looks like temperatures will be pretty low (highs around 20F/-7C) with moderate winds. Dress warmly.”

With safety precautions taken, and shovels in hand, the wintery weather didn’t hold the team back or keep them from splicing a fibre optic network to run planned A-DTS tests to measure groundwater flow. Just another day in the field.

With the holidays just around the corner, we at Morwick G360 would like to take the opportunity to wish everyone a happy new year and all the best in 2022. To send us off, Jon shared a couple more photos of, as he put it, the “winter wonderland.” Enjoy!

Equipment set up as snow squalls roll in.

Testing during cold weather.

Thank You to Aardvark Drilling for Supporting the Morwick Groundwater Research Centre

We are happy to announce that Aardvark Drilling has made a substantial contribution to the development of the Morwick Groundwater Research Centre at the University of Guelph. With their help, we are building a world-class hub for groundwater research, training, and collaboration. When complete, the Centre will house classrooms, a rock core library, teaching wells, and technology demonstration displays, serving as a focal point and staging ground for Groundwater projects and student education.

Aardvark Drilling Inc. is a contractor with roots in the Guelph community. They have operations throughout Southern Ontario, Eastern Canada, and Bermuda. Since 2002, they have provided high quality drilling services, equipment, and expertise for a wide variety of projects. They employ over 20 people, and serve the public sector, private sector, and government projects alike. Aardvark and the Morwick G360 Institute have a long history of collaboration, working together on various projects in Wellington Region for over a decade. With this contribution, Aardvark demonstrate an ongoing commitment to evidence-based research, hands-on training, and collaborative, sustainable best practices in the field.

The Morwick Groundwater Research Centre is now nearing three-quarters of our fundraising goal, and there are more opportunities available to support this endeavour. Contact us or visit https://www.uoguelph.ca/ceps/water-protection to learn more.

Morwick G360 extends a warm thank you to Aardvark Drilling Inc. for their valuable gift in support of the project.

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