HS8.2.2 | The role of groundwater flow systems in solving water management and environmental problems
EDI
The role of groundwater flow systems in solving water management and environmental problems
Co-sponsored by IAH
Convener: Manuela Lasagna | Co-conveners: Judit Mádl-Szőnyi, John Molson, Jim LaMoreaux, Stefania StevenazziECSECS

The session aims to bring together scientists studying various aspects related to groundwater flow systems, and their role in solving water management and environmental problems.
Understanding groundwater flow systems requires knowledge of the governing processes and conditions from the local to regional and basin-scales, including porous and fractured porous media. Moreover, problems connected to groundwater management underline the importance of a sustainable development and protection of groundwater resources.
In this context, the session intends to analyze issues connected to groundwater management and its protection from degradation and deterioration with respect to quantity and quality (e.g. due to over-exploitation, conflicts in use, climate change, resource development or contamination).
Papers related to methods for characterizing groundwater flow systems, and preventing, managing and mitigating harmful environmental impacts related to groundwater are also welcome.
The Regional Groundwater Flow Commission of IAH supports the session.