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The Hydrogeology of the Superficial Deposits

01 - 02 May 2019
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Hydrogeological Group, Contaminated Land Group
The Geological Society, Burlington House
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Registration Deadline: 24 April 2019

Following on from the highly successful Hydrogeology of the Chalk Conference in 2018, the Hydrogeological Group of the Geological Society (supported by the Contaminated Land Group) will be holding a two-day conference on the Hydrogeology of the Superficial Deposits on 1- 2 May 2019.

Covering current practice and future challenges in the management of superficial aquifers in the UK and elsewhere, the conference is split into half-day themed sessions as follows:

  • Geology and water resources (Day 1, morning session)
  • Natural flood management and wetland / hydroecology support (Day 1, afternoon session).
  • Anthropogenic physical influences, including engineering and quarrying (Day 2, morning session).
  • Contaminated land (Day 2, afternoon session).  

For further detail of confirmed presentations download the conference programme -  Hydrogeology of the Superficial Deposits

Registration now open 

Register on the Hydrogeology website by Wednesday 24 April 2019


Keynote Speakers

Each half-day session will start with presentation from a keynote speaker.  We are delighted that the following speakers have agreed to deliver keynote presentations:

  • Prof. Phil Gibbard (University of Cambridge).
  • Jon Hollis (Natural Flood Management Programme Manager, Environment Agency).
  • John Davis (Partner, Geotechnical Consulting Group).
  • Prof. Paul Nathanail (Land Quality Management Ltd).


Claire Howarth (Mott MacDonald)

Rolf Farrell (Environment Agency) 

Alex Davis (Surrey County Council)

Dr. Simon Cook (Southern Water)

Angela Haslam (Environment Agency)


We would welcome sponsorship for this conference – either for the event as a whole or for the wine receptions. Details can be provided on request.

If you would like to find out more, please contact Claire Howarth (


  • Online registration is now open –  visit the Hydrogeology website and scroll to the bottom of the page -  Register Now.
  • Final deadline for registration is Wednesday 24 April 2019.
  • If you are unsure of how to find the venue, please see map link.
  • Burlington House will be open on both days from 8.30 am for sign in, coffee and pastries.
  • Presentations will run from 9.30am until 5pm (including coffee breaks and lunch).
  • A wine reception will be held each day between 5pm and 6:30pm.