First set of white papers presented at 2017 NGWA Groundwater Summit by Modeling Advisory Panel
The NGWA Groundwater Modeling Advisory Panel presented results of its first set of white papers at the 2017 NGWA Groundwater Summit on December 5 in Nashville.
More than 50 attendees at the GMAP session heard conclusions address how:
- Modeling supports a wide range of groundwater decision-making
- Field complexity can be reflected in both simple and more detailed models
- Modeling should start with simple approaches and add detail when more explanation adds value to decisions
- Considering uncertainty of a range of hydrogeologic and analytical factors is now becoming more accepted in modeling used in groundwater management
- Integrated surface water/groundwater modeling can provide useful input to watershed/aquifer management.
Plans for next steps are evolving to examine preferential flow modeling, case studies applying uncertainty analysis, and test cases using integrated surface water/groundwater modeling, among other possible topics.