Groundwater flow and geofluids system understanding with regard to environmental problems and resource management
Convener: Manuela Lasagna | Co-conveners: Daniela Ducci, Jim LaMoreaux, John Molson, Judit Mádl-Szőnyi, Ádám TóthECSECS, Corrado Camera, Hanneke Verweij
| Attendance Tue, 05 May, 14:00–18:00 (CEST)

The session aims to bring together scientists studying different aspects related to groundwater circulation, interaction among fluids of different nature and management of groundwater, geothermal energy and hydrothermal mineral resources.
Strategic management of resources and understanding of gravitational groundwater flow, which requires knowledge of the prevailing flow system from the local to a regional and basin-scales, are the key of sustainable future development of the environment and economies.
In this context of groundwater flow understanding, the session intends to analyze issues connected to geofluids systems and their economic resources, groundwater management and its protection from degradation with respect to quantity and quality (e.g. due to overexploitation, climate change, resource development or contamination). Papers related to methods (hydrological, geochemical, environmental tracers, microbial, numerical and statistical modelling) of defining groundwater flow, and preventing, controlling and mitigating negative environmental impacts related to groundwater, including those in developing countries, are also welcome.
The session is sponsored by the RGFC–IAH (Regional Groundwater Flow Commission of the International Association of Hydrogeologists) and the ENeRAG (Excellency Network Building for Comprehensive Research and Assessment of Geofluids) project of EC.