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NEW DATE - Hydrogeological Group: The hydrogeology of sandstones

23 - 24 September 2020
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Event type:
Conference, Specialist Group
Organised by:
Hydrogeological Group, Contaminated Land Group
The Geological Society, Burlington House
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Please note that this is the rescheduled date of the conference which was originally due to take place in April 2020.

This event is the third of well-attended aquifer conferences held by the Hydrogeological Group of the Geological Society and supported by the Contaminated Land Group

This two-day conference will focus on applied science and the management of groundwater resources and quality in the sandstone aquifers in the UK and elsewhere. Several keynote speakers will be attending from the UK and abroad.

Abstracts for either oral presentations (15 minutes long) or posters (A0 size with a summary PowerPoint slide) are sought, covering any aspect of sandstone hydrogeology, including the topics listed below.

Provisional programme

Day 1

  • Geology/water resources: hydrostratigraphy, water supply, field exploration methods, geophysics, conceptual models
  • Groundwater management: recharge, basing scale management, regional modelling, dewatering
  • Wine reception and networking

Day 2

  • Groundwater quality: contaminant transport parameters and modelling, diffuse/point-source impacts, hydro-ecology, conventional/unconventional oil and gas exploration
  • Contaminated land and nuclear sites: risk assessment, remediation
  • Wine reception and networking

Keynote speakers

Day 1

  • Jesse Korus, University of Nebraska – Cenozoic sandstones of the North American High Plains: Sandstone body geometry and regional alluvial architecture
  • Stephen Foster, University College London – Guarani Aquifer System: From regional reserves to local use

Day 2

  • Sara Mehrabi, COWI – Groundwater remediation planning in sandstone; a blessing or a curse?
  • Jenny Lightfoot, Arup – Project SIReN: Monitored natural attenuation research site revisited after 15 years


Registration is open now via the Hydrogeological Group's website, with options to register for either individual or both days of the conference.


The Geological Society
Burlington House


For further information on the conference, please contact the lead convenor, Hamdi El-Ghonemy.

Alternatively, you can contact the other convenors: