groundwater modeling News

  • An introduction to groundwater modeling (VMOD1)

    Theory and Hands-on Applications using Visual MODFLOW - Frankfurt, Germany - November 16-19, 2010 A 4-day Visual MODFLOW* course is being held in Frankfurt, Germany November 16 - 19, 2010. This course is designed to present the theory behind MODFLOW 2005, MODPATH, ZoneBudget, MT3D, and WinPEST. For more information, click here. Course topics that will be covered include: An ...


    By Schlumberger Water Services

  • Regional groundwater modeling

    Advanced Regional Groundwater Modeling Software SoilVision Systems Ltd. is pleased to announce the addition of regional groundwater modeling capabilities to SVFlux as well as our complementary 3D products.     The Finite Element Code Advantage Finite element code allows modeling of more complex geometries and boundaries than with ...


    By SoilVision Systems Ltd.

  • Groundwater Modelling Software for the Environment Agency

    The Environment Agency has recently renewed its contract for groundwater modelling software for up to a further 3 years. The Groundwater Vistas and Aquifer software is supplied by ESI, the UK's leading independent soil and groundwater consultancy. ...

  • Applied Groundwater Flow and Solute Transport Modeling (VMOD2)

    Theory and Hands-on Applications using Visual MODFLOW Stockholm, Sweden (September 28-October 01, 2010) We are organizing a 4-day Visual MODFLOW* course in Stockholm, Sweden from September 28-October 01, 2010. This course is designed to present the theory behind MODFLOW 2005, MODPATH, ZoneBudget, MT3D, and WinPEST. Topics that will be covered include: Using Visual MODFLOW to ...


  • Scientists develop improved groundwater forecasting model

    Scientists in India have developed a more efficient computing model to predict monthly changes in groundwater, which is depleted in many areas of developing countries because of damaged soils and poor irrigation practices. A team of scientists based in India's four southern states used the concept of an 'artificial neural network' (ANN), a computing technique that mimics the way millions of ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Applied Groundwater Flow and Solute Transport Modeling (VMOD2)

    Theory and Hands-on Applications using Visual MODFLOW ...


  • Regional scale groundwater understanding

    South-central Ontario, and specifically the Oak Ridges Moraine area, has been the focus of considerable investigation relating to groundwater over the past few decades.  The importance of the collection, management and utilization of various integrated datasets (e.g. climate, streamflow, groundwater) in the development, application and refinement of conceptual and numerical groundwater flow ...


    By Solinst Canada Ltd.

  • How vulnerable is our groundwater?

    When water travels through soil and bedrock to the water table, it carries minerals, nutrients or chemicals from the surface with it. Environmental research is increasingly concerned with preferential flow, or the movement of water through pores and cracks at a faster rate and bypassing most of the surrounding material, either soil or fractured rock. A special section on preferential flow ...

  • Tungsten groundwater contamination

    Originally thought to be non-toxic, tungsten is replacing lead in fishing weights and in ammunition for hunting and recreational shooting. However, recent studies indicate that (under certain environmental conditions) some forms of tungsten can move readily through soil and leach into groundwater. A Kansas State University scientist investigates. Tungsten is a naturally occurring metallic element ...

  • Protecting and Managing Groundwater for the Future

    Groundwater scientists and industry professionals will be exploring various groundwater issues affecting Ohio and surrounding areas on June 19, 2013 in Columbus, Ohio, at the Ohio Groundwater Forum. While this forum will focus on those groundwater issues of most critical concern to those industry professionals working in Ohio, all who are concerned about, or doing research related to, the ...

  • New map of global groundwater depths

    Despite groundwater’s importance to ecosystems, little is known about its global distribution. Researchers have now developed a model to map groundwater, revealing that ecosystems covering 22-32% of the Earth’s surface rely on this important resource. Groundwater is vital for many ecosystems, providing crucial support to plants and animals, especially during droughts. ...

  • USGS Groundwater Model: New Tool for Communities in Northern and Central Arizona

    A new groundwater model of the interconnected aquifers in central and northern Arizona was released today by the U.S. Geological Survey, following a multi-year development effort that involved the Arizona Department of Water Resources and regional cooperators.  The computer model, known as the “Northern Arizona Regional Groundwater-Flow Model,” simulates how recharge from ...

  • New guidance for groundwater site characterization

    Synopsis: Environmental practitioners are often constrained by rigorous time and monetary constraints, which can lead to the collection of limited data sets and decisions made based on an inadequate understanding of site conditions. To facilitate effective site assessments in British Columbia, the BC Ministry of Environment recently released a new guidance document, "Technical Guidance #8", for ...


    By Solinst Canada Ltd.

  • Pesticide pollution slow to reach groundwater

    Underground water aquifers are a significant source of drinking water. In a recent study, French researchers found that pesticides applied to crops can take many years to sink down through the ground and reach groundwater. This means that they may still be entering aquifers, even after agricultural application has stopped. Groundwater is found underground in absorbent layers of rock. ...

  • New model simulates US groundwater and surface water interactions

    A new model to simulate groundwater and surface water interactions has been released by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The groundwater and surface water FLOW (GSFLOW) model simultaneously accounts for climatic conditions, runoff across the land surface, subsurface flow and storage, and the connections among terrestrial systems, streams, lakes, wetlands, and ground water. 'GSFLOW can be used ...

  • Groundwater availability detailed in California`s Central Valley

    A new, three-dimensional water-modeling tool provides a detailed picture of how water flows below ground and how it relates to surface-water in rivers and canals in California’s Central Valley. The Central Valley Hydrologic Model, developed by scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey, is available for use by water managers and other agencies. The model was designed to help resource agencies ...

  • Impacts of groundwater on local rainfall under a changing climate

    Climate change is expected to bring hotter conditions to many important agricultural regions. This will affect rates of evaporation from the ground and may also have an impact on local rainfall patterns. A recent study suggests that the depth of groundwater may determine the susceptibility of a region to drought following changes in temperature and rainfall. Understanding the transfer of water ...

  • Natural sediment may shield groundwater from arsenic

    Contamination of deep groundwater with arsenic from shallower sources may not be as serious as feared — if pumping deep water is limited to domestic use, a study has found. Exposure to arsenic-contaminated groundwater has been linked to almost one in every five deaths in Bangladesh, ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Groundwater Resources Generally Abundant in Coastal Carolinas

    Large volumes of high quality groundwater fill aquifers along the Atlantic Coastal Plain (ACP) in North and South Carolina. Groundwater levels in much of the region remain relatively unchanged from predevelopment days, despite declines in some locations from large-scale pumping. These are among the key findings of a major federal study, conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey, to assess the ...

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