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14th Groundwater Modellers' Forum and Darcy Lecture

16 May 2016
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Event type:
Workshop, Lecture
Organised by:
Groundwater Modeller’s Forum, Hydrogeological Group
The Geological Society, Burlington House
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The UK Groundwater Modellers’ Forum (GWMF) is organising a meeting which combines the 14th GWMF workshop and the National Ground Water Research and Educational Foundation (NGWREF)’s Darcy lecture.

GWMF Workshop

A large number of regional and local scale groundwater models exist in the UK and increasingly, these are being adapted for application beyond the purpose, scale or time frame for which they were originally intended.

A number of talks will consider recent examples of repurposed models being used by the wider UK community.

Collectively, they will:

  1. provide an overview of the current distribution of models and the motives behind their development;
  2. give examples of recent model repurposing; and
  3. consider the applicability of models for alternative uses.

Technical aspects of repurposing will be discussed including re-gridding, the use of sub-models, extrapolation beyond initial calibration motivations and repurposing groundwater flow models for bespoke applications. The talks will be complemented by a Modellers’ Fair which will further showcase studies of how and where model repurposing has been applied.

Darcy Lecture

Title: Seeing Things Differently: Rethinking the Relationship between Data and Models

Speaker: Professor Ty Ferré (University of Arizona)

This lecture will provide an integrated overview of the relationships among models, measurements, and decisions. As part of this, it will explore how the practice of hydrogeology (which today largely depends on computer models) and the methods for characterising and monitoring the subsurface have evolved almost completely independently of one another and argue that a unified approach is needed, i.e. designing measurement methods in the context of numerical analyses that address specific scientific and management questions.

The Darcy lecture is part of a lecture series organised by the NGWREF. Attendance at the Darcy lecture is open to all and is free of charge.

AGM of the Hydrogeological Group of the Geological Society

The GWMF is part of the Hydrogeological Group of the Geological Society and will be hosting the Annual General Meeting during this event. Fellows of the Geological Society are invited to attend.

Registration rates

£ 57.00
£ 87.00
£ 37.00
£ 57.00

Activity rates

Optional: Darcy Lecture 2016

Convenor Contact

Corinna Abesser

British Geological Survey