Orals

ITS2.7/HS11.71/BG1.37/ERE6.8/GMPV3.6

Geofluids (i.e. fluids located in the subsurface) are increasingly becoming of interest due to their significant role as natural resources. These fluids span a vast range of geological environments including groundwater drinking resources, shale gas and oil, deep/shallow geothermal resources and hydrothermal mineral resources. Despite being valuable resources, geofluids are both vulnerable to contamination or may themselves represent a potential source of contamination through externally-driven mechanisms, as in the case of shale gas extraction, CO2 leaking or land use for agriculture purposes. Ont he other hand geofluids themselves can be a source of natural contamination as in the geogenic contamination of groundwater resources containing elevated levels of trace elements including arsenic (As), chromium (Cr), iron (Fe), and uranium (U), amongst others. Strategic management of geofluids and protection of geological resources related to them is indispensable for the future sustainable development of these societal and economically important resources. The characterization of geofluids and their behaviour in natural or artificial (human-driven) circumstances requires a deep understanding of complex physical, geochemical and microbiological processes. They are influenced directly by geological setting, structural evolution, and fluid flow systems.

The aim of this session is to foster scientific discussion between those with interest in a range of geofluid systems to better understand the role which these fluids have as socio-environmental and economic resources. The session emphasises the importance of lithological & mineralogical characterizationof various systems including in aquifers for a range of geogenic contaminants in groundwater, specifically addressing the source pathways and mobilisation mechanisms. The session also welcomes work including fluid flow, hydrology, geochemistry, environmental tracers, microbial investigations and both numerical and statistical modelling in support of fluid and resource management.

The session is supported by the RGFC-IAH (‘Regional Groundwater Flow Commission’ of International Association of Hydrogeologists) and the EU H2020 ENeRAG (‘Excellency Network Building for Comprehensive Research and Assessment of Geofluids’) project.

Share:
Co-organized as HS11.71/BG1.37/ERE6.8/GMPV3.6, co-sponsored by RGFC-IAH
Convener: Daniele Pedretti | Co-conveners: Alex Russell, Ádám Tóth, Frank McDermott, Marie-Amélie Petre
Orals
| Mon, 08 Apr, 10:45–12:30
 
Room L7
Posters
| Attendance Mon, 08 Apr, 14:00–15:45
 
Hall A

Monday, 8 April 2019 | Room L7

Chairperson: Daniele Pedretti, Alex Russell
10:45–11:00 |
EGU2019-4994
Pierpaolo Zuddas, Fernando Lopes, and Jean Rillard
11:00–11:15 |
EGU2019-9401
Maximilian Frick, Mauro Cacace, Magdalena Scheck-Wenderoth, and Michael Schneider
11:15–11:30 |
EGU2019-10533
Jennifer McKinley, Ute Mueller, Peter Atkinson, Siobhan Cox, Ulrich Ofterdinger, Damian Fogarty, and Chloe Jackson
11:30–11:45 |
EGU2019-12420
Nikolay Strigul, Philip Steenstra, and John Harrison
11:45–12:00 |
EGU2019-14373
Elco Luijendijk, Christoph von Hagke, Saskia Köhler, Theis Winter, and Grant Ferguson
12:00–12:15 |
EGU2019-14481
Nico Dalla Libera, Daniele Pedretti, Paolo Fabbri, Fabio Tateo, Leonardo Mason, and Leonardo Piccinini
12:15–12:30 |
EGU2019-16372
Timea Havril, Ádám Tóth, John W. Molson, Attila Galsa, and Judit Mádl-Szőnyi