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:

The G³⁶⁰ Institute’s Dr. Beth Parker (director), Amanda Pierce and Steve Chapman will be at the Battelle Conference – April 2018

Dr. Beth Parker, director of the G360 Institute for Groundwater Research, along with Amanda Pierce and Steve Chapman will be at the Battelle Conference from the 8ᵗʰ – 12ᵗʰ April 2018. Below are the topics that will be delivered by our team:

Beth Parker (University of Guelph/ Canada)
Thursday 12ᵗʰ April, 2018
High-Resolution Characterization of an Aged Toluene Source Zone and Plume in a Dolostone Aquifer.
B.L. Parker, J. Fernandes, S.W. Chapman, C. Maldaner, P. Wanner, K. Dunfield, R. Aravena, E. Haack, and D. Tsao.

Steven Chapman (University of Guelph/Canada)
Monday 8ᵗʰ April, 2018
Multi-Method High-Resolution Characterization of Contaminant Distributions in Sedimentary versus Igneous Rock Settings.
S. Chapman, B. Parker, S. Pitkin, T. Imbrigiotta, D. Goode, and L. Davidsson.

Amanda Pierce (University of Guelph/Canada)
Group 1 Poster: Sunday 6:00 p.m.–Tuesday 1:55 p.m.
Multiple Methods for Discerning Abiotic and Biotic Processes Affecting Trichloroethene Plume Behavior in Fractured Sedimentary Rock
A.A. Pierce, B.L. Parker, S.W. Chapman, J.C. Hurley, J.A. Cherry, L. Zimmerman, and R. Aravena.

Other Presentations associated with Dr. Parker and the G360 Institute are:

Characterization of Rock Matrix Properties Controlling Contaminant Storage in Fractured Rock Using Novel Geophysical Technologies.
L.D. Slater, J. Robinson, K. Keating, B. Parker, S. Falzone, C. Rose, S. Chapman, C. Johnson, and F.D. Day-Lewis.
Lee Slater (Rutgers University Newark/USA)

A New Method for Efficient High-Resolution Mapping of DNAPL and Dissolved Phase Contamination in Fractured Bedrock.
C. Keller, M. Higgins, B. Parker, S. Chapman, and S. Pitkin.
Carl Keller (Flexible Liner Underground Technologies/USA)

Hope you have a chance to see and meet them!

See the Battelle website for more information on the conference and full program.

The G³⁶⁰ Team has new additions!

Please join us in welcoming two new members to our group.

Nathan Glas and Oliver Conway-White have joined our team as research assistants and will begin their Masters program in fall 2018. Read more about Nathan and Oliver at the link below.

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