31 July through 2 August 2006
Renaissance Hotel, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Organizers: Rosemary Knight (Stanford University, firstname.lastname@example.org), Klaus Holliger (University of Lausanne, Klaus.Holliger@unil.ch), David Hyndman (Michigan State University, email@example.com)
There is wide recognition of the challenges we face, throughout the world, in providing clean
sources of water for human consumption, while balancing the needs of the natural world.
Evaluating and managing groundwater supplies requires significant advances in both science and
technology. There is also a growing perception that the emerging field of “hydrogeophysics” has
the potential to play a role in achieving these goals that is comparable to the role played by
reservoir geophysics today in securing the world’s energy supplies. To this end, we propose to
hold an SEG Summer Research Workshop to assess the state-of-the art and explore the new
frontiers in the use of geophysical methods for the characterization of groundwater aquifers and
the long-term management of the resource. The scope of specific problems to be addressed
include characterization of groundwater aquifers at various scales; modeling and monitoring of
recharge and withdrawal rates; monitoring and prediction of groundwater quality; quantitative
integration of geophysical, hydrological data and/or remote sensing data; and evaluation of novel
methods of temporary/seasonal subsurface water storage. Given the inherent conceptual
similarities of geophysical approaches to aquifer and reservoir characterization, we particularly
welcome presentations that explore geophysical approaches from the petroleum industry that can
be adapted and transferred to applications in water resources.
Schedule of Events:
Monday 31 July: morning and afternoon sessions, with group lunch
Tuesday 1 August: morning session; evening poster and beer session.
Wednesday 2 August: morning and afternoon sessions
SESSION 1: Characterization of Aquifers and Reservoirs at the Regional Scale
SESSION 2/3: Characterization of Aquifers and Reservoirs at the Site Scale (2 sessions)
SESSION 4: Imaging of Subsurface Flow and Transport Processes
SESSION 5: Emerging Hydrogeophysical Methods
For more information, please contact the organizing committee.
Related Link: SEG Hydrogeophysics Workshop page