CWI at Perth IAH in September

Posted 3 December 2013

The Perth Congress of the International Association of Hydrogeologists in September was well attended by CWI staff.

Prof Andy Baker led a team including Prof Ian Acworth, Prof Andy Baker, A/Prof Bryce Kelly, Dr Wendy Timms, Dr Martin Andersen, Dr Gregoire Mariethoz, Dr Richard Crane, Dr Mark Cuthbert, Dr Gabriel Rau, Dr Hamid Roshan, Dr Ander Guinea, Dr Andrew McCallum, Dr Hoori Ajami, Dr Steve Bouzalakos, Dr Alessandro Comunian, Dr Sanjeev Jha, Dr Dioni Cendón, Mr Landon Halloran, Mr Juan Carlos Castilla, Mark Peterson and Mr Tony Woo.

The GEIF project to establish long term groundwater monitoring at various sites is approaching completion and the GEIF team presented a trade exhibition from which information on the various sites could be disseminated. Visitors to the stand could log on to the GEIF web site developed by staff from ANU to inspect real-time groundwater level monitoring results. The Fowlers Gap site has also been developed using GEIF funds and an additional web site developed by the Water Research Laboratory team was also on display.

Andy Baker convened a session on palaeoclimatic data from speleothems and Wendy Timms convened a session on aquitard property determinations. There were invited presentations (Key Notes) from Andy Baker on speleothem research, Gabriel Rau on the use of heat as a tracer in groundwater and Ian Acworth on the completion of the Groundwater Education Investment Fund (GEIF) project .

Papers delivered by CWI staff also included the following:

  • Andersen, M. S., Cuthbert, M. O., Rau, G. C., Roshan, H., Rutlidge, H., Marjo, C., Markowska, M., Graham, P., Mariethoz, G., and Baker, A. (2013): A groundwater recharge experiment in karst: Wellington Caves, NSW, Oral presentation at the 40th IAH International Convention, Perth, Australia, 16-20 Sept 2013.
  • Baker, A., 2013. Hydrological modelling of stalagmite oxygen isotope response to glacial-interglacial transitions. Keynote oral presentation at the 40th IAH International Convention, Perth, Australia, 16-20 Sept 2013. Invited Keynote.
  • Castilla-Rho, J.C., Mariethoz, G., Kelly, B.F.J., & Andersen, M.S. (2013): Stochastic reconstruction of paleovalley morphology using sparse datasets. Oral presentation at the 40th IAH International Convention, Perth, Australia, 16-20 Sept 2013.
  • Halloran, L., Roshan, H., Rau, G.C., McCallum, A.M., Andersen, M. S., & Acworth, R. I. (2013): Effects of floods and groundwater pumping on hyporheic flows measured by coiled fibre-optic distributed temperature sensing. Oral presentation at the 40th IAH International Convention, Perth, Australia, 16-20 Sept 2013.
  • Markowska, M., Treble, P., Baker, A. & Andersen, M.S. (2013): Monitoring infiltration water at Yarrangobilly Caves, NSW: Implications for past recharge and speleothem paleoclimate reconstructions. Oral presentation at the 40th IAH International Convention, Perth, Australia, 16-20 Sept 2013.
  • McCallum, A. M., Cuthbert, M. O., Roshan, H., Rau, G. C., Andersen, M. S., and Acworth, R. I. (2013): Estimating surface water groundwater interactions using temperature time series for non-uniform and transient conditions, Oral presentation at the 40th IAH International Convention, Perth, Australia, 16-20 Sept 2013.
  • Rau, G. C., Andersen, M.S., McCallum., A.M., Roshan, H., Cuthbert, M., and Acworth, R. I. (2013): Heat as a Tracer of Groundwater Flow: Recent Advances and Future Challenges, Oral presentation at the 40th IAH International Convention, Perth, Australia, 16-20 Sept 2013. Invited Keynote.
  • Roshan, H., Young, M., Andersen, M. S., Halloran, L., McCallum, A. M., Rau, G. C., and Acworth, R. I. (2013): Evaluating thermal response of Fiber Optic Distributed Temperature Sensing, Poster presented at the 40th IAH International Convention, Perth, Australia, 16-20 Sept 2013. 
  • Acworth, R.I. (2013) Groundwater Education Investment Fund (GEIF) Project: Oral presentation at the 40th IAH International Convention, Perth, Australia, 16-20 Sept 2013. Invited Keynote
  • Timms, W., S. Bouzalakos, B. Kelly, R. Crane, A. Guinea, I. Acworth, K. David (2013). When is an aquitard an aquiclude? Evaluating the integrity of low permeability strata for mining and CSG developments. International Association of Hydrogeologists, 40th International Congress, Perth, Australia. 16-20th Sept 2013.
  • Crane R, Timms W, Bouzalakos, McGeeney D, Whelan M, Hendry J (2013). Accelerating solute transport experiments in a low permeability matrix. International Association of Hydrogeologists, 40th International Congress, Perth, Australia. 16-20th Sept 2013.
  • Guinea A, Timms W, Acworth I, McGeeney D (2013). Comparison of vertical groundwater flow through homogeneous and heterogenous clayey alluvial deposits. International Association of Hydrogeologists, 40th International Congress, Perth, Australia. 16-20th Sept 2013.
  • Kelly BFJ, Mariethoz G, Comunian A, Baker A. (2013) A multifractal analysis of laminated stalagmites. IAH 2013 Perth Australia, Solving the Groundwater Challenges of the 21st Century. International Association of Hydrogeologists, 40th International  Congress, 15-20 Sep 2013.
  • Jha SK, Comunian A, Mariethoz M, Kelly BFJ (2013) Numerical 3D geological modeling using prior knowledge derived from 2D hand-drawn sketches. IAH 2013 Perth Australia, Solving the Groundwater Challenges of the 21st Century. International Association of Hydrogeologists, 40th International Congress, 15-20 Sep 2013.
  • Comunian A, King A, Jha S, Kelly B, Mariethoz G, Cox M, Raiber M (2013). A comparison of two multiple-point statistics approaches for characterization of the Cressbrook Creek alluvial aquifer, Queensland, Australia. International Association of Hydrogeologists, 40th International  Congress, 15-20 Sep 2013.

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