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The Hydrogeology of the Chalk

25 - 26 April 2018
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Hydrogeological Group, Contaminated Land Group, 2018 Year of Resources
The Geological Society, Burlington House
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Please note: Last day for registration 20th April 2018. Please book now to avoid disappointment.

The website now includes downloads for the programme as well as both oral and written abstracts. 

We have had an exciting and wide ranging selection of abstracts submitted with talks referencing sites across England and into Europe and the Middle East. These include keynote presentations from John Bloomfield (BGS) on the link between geological and hydrogeological conceptualisation, Hans Jørgen Henriksen (GEUS) on sustainable groundwater abstraction management in Denmark, Brian Berkowitz (Weizmann Institute) on solute transport and modelling in the unsaturated zone of the chalk of Israel and Jane Dottridge (Mott MacDonald) looking at pathways for contaminants in the Chalk.

Oral presentations will be supported by a range of diverse and interesting poster presentations

On Day 1 following an opening session on the geology of the chalk we will have papers on different aspects of flow processes in the chalk in England and the Netherlands and a session on groundwater management covering the English chalk from East Yorkshire to the South coast

On Day 2 there will be a comprehensive sessions on general groundwater quality as well as a specific session on nitrate issues in the chalk including another welcome Dutch perspective. Sessions on contaminated land and hydroecology complete the conference.

Further information

NOTE: Last day for registration is 20th April 2018. 

Registration now open at our website along with further information including news and the draft programme:


Rolf Farrell (Environment Agency)

Paul Howlett (Royal Haskoning DHV) Angela Haslam (Environment Agency) Alex Gallagher (WSP) Rob Low (Rigare) Adrian Butler (Imperial College)