Tuesday, May 8, 2012: 1:10 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Royal Ballroom E (Hyatt Regency Orange County)This session will focus on use of numeric and time-series models as predictive tools for management of groundwater resources including conjunctive use of surface water and groundwater. Presentations will include case studies and advances in development of variably saturated models for simulating aquifer recharge including various climate change scenarios, aquifer storage and recovery, and interactions with surface water. Optimization techniques for groundwater withdrawals and sustainable remediation of various contaminants including NAPL will also be presented. The session will include modeling solutions to challenging problems in coastal areas such as submarine groundwater discharge, coastal wetland hydrology, saltwater intrusion, unstable convection, and deep well injection. Most recent advances in modeling flow and contaminant fate and transport in fractured rock and karst aquifers will be presented with case studies from the United States and abroad.
Sorab Panday and Neven Kresic, Ph.D.