Calgary Symposium Agenda


Here is the agenda of the Symposium.

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The lead author is indicated for each presentation. To access the abstract click on the name of the author.


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Venue: University of Calgary Dining Centre, Alberta Room (adjacent to the Hotel Alma)

Monday 26 June 2017

6:00       Ice Breaker Reception

Tuesday 27 June 2017

8:00 Brian Smerdon, Diana Allen,
Judit Mádl-Szőnyi
Welcome and Introductory Remarks
8:15 Okke Batelaan KEYNOTE: Regional Groundwater Flow Systems: Past, Present and Future
Session 1: Groundwater Flow Fundamentals
Session Chairs: Judit Mádl-Szőnyi, Alfonso Rivera
8:45 Xiao-Wei Jiang* Characterizing nested flow systems in a large watershed using geophysical, hydrochemical and flow modelling approaches
9:00 Duke Ophori A modeling analysis of the effects of production-well location in a large-scale groundwater system
9:15 K. Udo Weyer Revisiting the ‘Henry Problem’ of density-driven groundwater flow: A review of historic Biscayne aquifer data
9:30 Cathy Ryan Towards a conceptual model for free gas transport in the subsurface
9:45 Charles Lawrence Regional groundwater flow: history, refinements and ramifications in Australia
10:00 Morning Break (30 min)
Session 2: Near Surface Processes
Session Chairs: Brian Smerdon, Ben Rostron
10:30 Masaki Hayashi Meaning of recharge in the context of regional groundwater management framework: Alberta example
10:45 Abe Springer Comprehensive Methods to Conduct Landscape-Level Analyses for Improving Springs Ecosystems Stewardship
11:00 Alanna Felske* Evaluating groundwater-surface water interactions at a large permanently flooded wetland in the Canadian prairies
11:15 Igor Pavlovskii* Depression-focussed recharge in the prairies of Alberta: Insights from stable isotope data
11:30 Terri Cheung* Establishing chemical and isotopic baseline conditions in a shallow bedrock aquifer at a gas migration field research station in south-eastern Alberta, Canada
11:45 Marek Marciniak Direct measurements of submarine seepage of groundwater into the Puck Bay, Poland
12:00 Lunch (60 min)
Session 3: Site Characterization
Session Chairs: Masaki Hayashi, Ádám Tóth
1:00 Gavin Jensen Hydrogeology of Phanerozoic strata in Saskatchewan: Province-wide Hydrogeologic Mapping
1:15 Menggui Jin Groundwater mixing and flow system evolution in the Quaternary aquifers of Manas River Basin, arid northwest China: Hydrochemistry and environmental tracer indicators
1:30 Brian Smerdon Multiple lines of evidence for nested groundwater flow in west-central Alberta
1:45 Samantha Morgan* Using airborne time-domain electromagnetic data and normalized gamma-ray logs to interpret the internal stratigraphy of a buried valley network
2:00 Rachel Lauer Investigating the utility of airborne electromagnetic surveys for mapping local and regional hydrogeology in the Edmonton-Calgary corridor
2:15 Amir Niazi* Conditioning the geostatistical simulation of Paskapoo formation with lithologs, Paleo-current statistics and pumping test for stochastic regional groundwater modeling
2:30 Poster Session 1 & Afternoon Break (60 min)
Session 4: Geochemistry and Numerical Simulation
Session Chairs: René Lefebvre, Xiao-Wei Jiang
3:30 Payton Gardner Using synoptic river surveys to characterize groundwater systems
3:45 Dirk Kirste The chemical and isotopic composition of groundwater in Northeast British Columbia: implications for local and regional groundwater flow systems
4:00 Éowyn Campbell* “Old” water in mountain streams: a case study of the Elbow River and its river-connected alluvial aquifer
4:15 Debora Janos Numerical simulation of regional groundwater flow and residence time distribution in the Chaudiére-Appalaches region, Québec
4:30 Zhi-Yuan Zhang* The variations of flow rates and solute concentrations with depth in open flowing wells

4:45       Regional Groundwater Flow Commission General Meeting (30 min)


Poster Session 1

James Ellis Variable Density Groundwater Flow: Are equivalent freshwater heads necessary or misleading?
K. Udo Weyer Dynamics of subsurface flow of fluids of different densities
Márk Szijártó The interaction of basin-scale gravity-driven groundwater flow and free thermal convection
Viktor Balogh* Effect of different driving forces in large sedimentary basins
Brigitta Czauner Application of the regional groundwater flow concept in the hydraulic evaluation of a partially confined carbonate area (Budapest, Hungary)
Marek Marciniak Variability of hydraulic conductivity in the hyporheic zone
Aaron Mohammed* Vadose zone dynamics governing snowmelt infiltration and depression-focused recharge in prairie landscapes
Michael Moncur Regional distribution of arsenic in the Cold Lake – Beaver River watershed: Implications of groundwater – surface water interactions
Marc Laurencelle Paleo-hydrogeological evolution of a fractured-rock aquifer following the Champlain Sea Transgression in the St. Lawrence Valley (Canada)


Wednesday 28 June 2017

8:00 Grant Garven KEYNOTE: Geofluids leakage along an active plate boundary, southern California
Session 5: Economic Reserves
Session Chairs: Dan Palombi, Okke Batelaan
8:30 Ben Rostron Hydrogeological characterization of the Aquistore site: Canada’s first CO 2 storage project associated with a commercial-scale coal-fired power plant
8:45 Hanneke Verweij Improved assessment of the basin hydrogeologic framework by combining hydrodynamic and petroleum dynamic analysis methods, Dutch case studies
9:00 Steve Shikaze Insights Gained from Resource and Reserve Estimates in Brine Deposits
9:15 David Barton* Geochemistry of fluids from an unconventional gas field in New Brunswick, Canada: Identification of unique tracers for migration to shallow groundwater
9:30 Ádám Tóth* Geothermal potential assessment of the carbonate Hungarian Transdanubian Range
9:45 Judit Mádl-Szőnyi Significance of the understanding of regional pressure regimes in geothermal exploration for confined carbonate reservoirs
10:00 Morning Break (30 min)
Session 6: Oil Sands
Session Chairs: Hanneke Verweij, Brent Welsh
10:30 Jon Fennell Pathways and Connections: enhancing knowledge of Alberta’s groundwater resources through Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA)
10:45 Cynthia McClain* Alberta Oil Sands Area Regional Groundwater Quality
11:00 John Wozniewicz Lower Prairie Evaporite Aquifer System Underlying the Mineable Athabasca Oil Sands Area
11:15 Pascale St-Germain Geological controls on the distribution groundwater flow systems within the Middle-Devonian strata of the Northeast Athabasca Region
11:30 Louis-Charles Boutin COSIA Regional Groundwater Solutions Project for the Southern Athabasca Oil Sands – Evolution of A Numerical Model
11:45 Brent Mooder Post-mining hydrogeology in Alberta’s mineable Athabasca oil sands region
12:00 Lunch (60 min)
Session 7: Geochemical Characterization
Session Chairs: Menggui Jin, Diana Allen
1:00 Judit Déri-Takács* The geochemistry of springs and surface waters of Wood Buffalo National Park, Canada
1:15 Ben Rostron Unusual calcium-rich formation-waters from Devonian aquifers in the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin: possible relict seawater?
1:30 Daniel Skoreyko* Hydrochemistry of the Bakken aquifer in the Williston Basin – Canada and USA
1:45 Petra Bodor* In situ measurement and modeling of physicochemical parameters at discharging thermal water – Experimental study 1
2:00 Katalin Csondor* Flow system interpretation of the second largest karst system of Hungary – hydraulic and hydrogeochemial characterization
2:15 Krzysztof Dragon Use of chemical data for verification of the groundwater flow conditions (Lwówek region, Poland)
2:30 Poster Session 2 & Afternoon Break (60 min)
Session 8: Water Management and Numerical Simulation
Session Chairs: John Molson, Dirk Kirste
3:30 Maxime Claprood Importance of local-scale geological features in regional-scale groundwater modelling
3:45 Mike Callaghan Integrated Surface-Subsurface Hydrologic Modeling to Evaluate Risks to Agricultural Production at Regional Scales
4:00 Polina Abdrakhimova Numerical simulation of long-term pumping in a heterogeneous sandstone aquifer
4:15 Matthew Simons* Numerical modelling of highly saline wastewater disposal in Northeast British Columbia
4:30 Closing Remarks

Poster Session 2

Petra Bodor* Evolution of biogeochemical precipitation at discharging thermal water – Experimental study 2
Anita Erőss* Flow system analysis of the Villány karst region (Hungary) using hydraulic methods and natural tracers
Marie-Amélie Pétré Geological, hydrogeological and numerical models of the transboundary Milk River Aquifer system (Alberta, Canada – Montana, USA)
Bhagwan Chaudhary GIS based spatio-temporal studies of groundwater quality and depth in Kaithal District of Haryana, India
Samendra Sherchan Best Management Practices on fecal contamination reduction in Lake Pontchartrain
Józef Górski Wells location as a factor of contaminant removal during river bank filtration (Mosina-Krajkowo well field, Poland)
Sean Funk* HYDROSCAPE: A new versatile software program for modeling contaminant transport in groundwater
Lucien Lyness Principles of Aquifer Management as Contextualized and Highlighted by a Municipal-Supply Case Study
Shyamaprasad Sinharay Integrated Watershed management in Water Stressed Western Tracts of West Bengal, India — a Bonanza for Water Resources
Jiann-Mou Chen Analytical Solutions for pollution transfer with Arbitrary Time-Dependent Surface Fluxes

* Author is an Early Career Hydrogeologist.