HS8.2.5 EDI

Geofluids systems are a prominent area of research due to their significant resources, such as groundwater, geothermal energy and hydrothermal mineral resources. Geofluids systems consider the interaction among fluids of different nature (groundwater, brines, geothermal fluids, oil, gas, magmatic-hydrothermal fluids) and the interaction between fluids and the rocks of the lithosphere. According to the geological setting and structural evolution defining the main flow paths of an area, these fluids can circulate at great depths, migrate upwards and reach the surface forming thermal springs and mineral precipitates and mix with shallow groundwater systems influencing its physical, geochemical, and microbiological properties. Despite these clear interactions, the resources of geofluids systems are often handled separately leading to false prognoses and sub-optimal use of their natural potential. An integrated, strategic management of the resources related to geofluids systems is therefore indispensable for the protection of the environment and its sustainable future economic development.
The aim of this session is to foster the scientific discussion between stakeholders (researchers, public administration, service companies, entrepreneurs) dealing with geofluids systems from different perspectives to better understand their interactions and their economic potential. Topics of interest of the session include:
• geofluid flow system and human interactions (e.g., managed aquifer recharge, exploitation of thermal water)
• reconstruction of geofluid flow systems through mineralogical, geochemical, geothermal and environmental tracers, as well as microbial investigations
• numerical and statistical modelling in support of resource management.
The session is supported by the RGFC-IAH (‘Regional Groundwater Flow Commission’ of International Association of Hydrogeologists) and the ENeRAG (‘Excellency Network Building for Comprehensive Research and Assessment of Geofluids’) project of EC.

Convener: Ádám TóthECSECS | Co-conveners: Teppo Arola, Gabriella B. Kiss, Corrado CameraECSECS, Hanneke Verweij

Geofluids systems are a prominent area of research due to their significant resources, such as groundwater, geothermal energy and hydrothermal mineral resources. Geofluids systems consider the interaction among fluids of different nature (groundwater, brines, geothermal fluids, oil, gas, magmatic-hydrothermal fluids) and the interaction between fluids and the rocks of the lithosphere. According to the geological setting and structural evolution defining the main flow paths of an area, these fluids can circulate at great depths, migrate upwards and reach the surface forming thermal springs and mineral precipitates and mix with shallow groundwater systems influencing its physical, geochemical, and microbiological properties. Despite these clear interactions, the resources of geofluids systems are often handled separately leading to false prognoses and sub-optimal use of their natural potential. An integrated, strategic management of the resources related to geofluids systems is therefore indispensable for the protection of the environment and its sustainable future economic development.
The aim of this session is to foster the scientific discussion between stakeholders (researchers, public administration, service companies, entrepreneurs) dealing with geofluids systems from different perspectives to better understand their interactions and their economic potential. Topics of interest of the session include:
• geofluid flow system and human interactions (e.g., managed aquifer recharge, exploitation of thermal water)
• reconstruction of geofluid flow systems through mineralogical, geochemical, geothermal and environmental tracers, as well as microbial investigations
• numerical and statistical modelling in support of resource management.
The session is supported by the RGFC-IAH (‘Regional Groundwater Flow Commission’ of International Association of Hydrogeologists) and the ENeRAG (‘Excellency Network Building for Comprehensive Research and Assessment of Geofluids’) project of EC.