Videos, Research, Resources

Below are some links to relevant videos, educational resources, etc. We also provide information concerning current research.

Over time we aim to expand the resources on this page and welcome your suggestions and comments.

Education

Short history and evolution of regional groundwater flow theory were summarized by Okke Batelaan during his keynote presentation given at the Calgary Symposium, 2017.

Future scientific challenges were also highlighted, such as geometry beyond the cross-section, spatial distribution of recharge, realization of complex subsurface heterogeneities, effects of climate change and anthropogenic activities.

You can access the slides of this presentation by clicking on the cover on the righthand side.

 

Videos

Lecture about the importance of Regional Groundwater Flow Systems

Running under our feet? – Underground flows in water circulation
TV Presentation by Judit Mádl-Szőnyi, made by Encompass 2.0 Ltd. Hungary

Watch the lecture by clicking the image.

Photo: András Mayer, Encompass 2.0 Hungary

Photo: András Mayer, Encompass 2.0 Hungary

Groundwater Flow Understanding by Samira Ouysse & J. Joel Carrillo-Rivera

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Direct observation of complex groundwater flow systems

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For details please refer to Liang X, Liu Y, Jin MG, Lu XC, Zhang RQ. 2010. Direct observation of complex Tóthian groundwater flow systems in the laboratory. Hydrological processes. 24: 3568-3573. DOI: 10.1002/hyp.7758

Tutorials in Regional Groundwater Flow System Analysis by Prof. Carlos Molano Cajigas

Spreadsheets for Groundwater Flow System Analysis – Tóth problem

Watch the tutorials here: Part 1Part 2Part 3

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Research

Projects related to regional groundwater flow theory and its application

Comparison of nitrogen transport and transformation between the hyporheic zones of recharge and discharge areas

National Natural Science Foundation of China (41672246)
Project manager: Menggui Jin, Professor of hydrogeology
Institute: China University of Geosciences, Wuhan and Xinjiang Agricultural University
Duration of the project: 2017-2020

This project will reveal the biogeochemical behavior and microbial mechanism of nitrogen transport and transformation between surface-water and groundwater in the representative areas of recharge and discharge of a regional groundwater flow system. The differences of dissolved oxygen, temperature gradient, redox conditions, hydro-biogeochemical conditions as well as the direction and velocity of vertical groundwater flow between recharge and discharge areas will be paid much attention on nitrogen transport and transformation through the hyporheic zone of surface water-groundwater interactions. The project is of significance on theory and practical application to assess nitrogen input and output of a groundwater system, determine the nitrogen cycle flux across the surface-water and groundwater interface, and prevent or repair nitrogen pollution of groundwater and surface water.

Study of groundwater flow pattern and recharge and discharge in an arid inland basin

National Natural Science Foundation of China (U1403282)
Project manager: Menggui Jin, Professor of hydrogeology
Institute: China University of Geosciences, Wuhan and Xinjiang Agricultural University
Adress: 388 Lumo Road, Wuhan, Hubei, China
e-mail address: mgjin@cug.edu.cn
Duration of the project: 2015-2018

This project will investigate the mechanism of groundwater recharge and discharge at different locations of hierarchical flow systems in the Manas River basin, a typical arid inland basin in northwest China. Multiple techniques will be used to clarify the evaporation and salt accumulation in the areas of upward flows and determine the source of groundwater in discharge areas. The results of this project will be of great significance in understanding the occurrence and evolution of groundwater, accurate evaluation and rational use of groundwater, and management of soil salinity and ecological environment in the arid inland basin.

Evaluation of hypogenic karstification, focusing on microbially mediated processes

Hungarian Research Foundation (OTKA) (101356)
Project manager: Judit Mádl-Szonyi, Associate Professor of Hydrogeology
Institute: Department of Physical and Applied Geology, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest
Adress: Pázmány Péter stny. 1/C. Budapest 1117, Hungary
e-mail address: madlszonyi.judit@gmail.com
Duration of the project: 03. 2012 – 02. 2017

Hypogenic karst systems are in the focus of research interest in the last decades. The Buda Thermal Karst system is an active hypogenic karst area where fluids with their dynamics, effects and products can be studied directly. Hypogenic karst development and its manifestations caused by flowing groundwater will be interpreted in flow system context. The proposed comprehensive study will provide an overview about the controlling factors of hypogenic processes and will enhance our knowledge on microbially mediated speleogenesis. Generalization of the results may be applicable in similar settings worldwide.

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Basin-scale groundwater circulation

National Natural Science Foundation of China
Project manager: Xiao-Wei Jiang
Duration of the project: 2016-2018

The 3D structure of groundwater flow systems and the hydrochemical evolution of groundwater circulation during groundwater circulation. The techniques used include numerical simulation, field measurements of groundwater levels, and chemical tracers.

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Application guide of the theory and method on groundwater flow system

China Geological Survey (No. 12120733908).
Project manager: Xing Liang, Professors of hydrogeology
Institutes: China University of Geosciences, Wuhan
Address: 388 Lumo Road, Wuhan, Hubei, China
Email: xliang@cug.edu.cn
Duration of the project: 2008-2012

The project will summarize the theory and method of groundwater flow system and focus on their application. The application procedures will be compiled and representative case studies will be provided for different geological conditions such as the areas of karst, fractured medium and unconsolidated materials.

Coordinate regulation mechanism of water, salinity and trace elements in a cotton field with film mulched drip irrigation using brackish water

National Natural Science Foundation of China (41172218).
Project manager: Menggui Jin, Professor of hydrogeology.
Institute: China University of Geosciences, Wuhan
Address: 388 Lumo Road, Wuhan, Hubei, China
Email: mgjin@cug.edu.cn
Duration of the project: 2012-2015

This project will investigate the patterns of soil water flow system in cotton field with mulched drip irrigation using brackish water and their effects on water flow, distribution and consumption of nutrients, salt transport and accumulation, and so on. The study will find proper controlling modes on water, salt and nutrient for mulched drip irrigation with saline water for the purpose of more efficient use of water and nutrients. The results will be of significance for spreading saline water irrigation and prevention and cure of soil salinization in arid areas.

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