Forum for Water Problem——the 29th Lecture in 2019

Topic: Groundwater in Fractured Sedimentary Rock: Methods for Study

Speaker: Dr. John A. Cherry, Adjunct Professor at the University of Guelph, Canada

Brief introduction to the report:

Sedimentary rock formations form important fresh groundwater zones in most countries and the flow in this rock is typically all or nearly in fracture networks. The understanding of this type of groundwater system has lagged because of the difficulties and cost of acquiring the essential data to study these systems.

In the past two decades a team of which he is a member based at the University of Guelph in Canada led by Dr. Beth Parker has developed and applied an effective and comprehensive approach for such studies based on many different types of data acquisition in boreholes.

This approach has been applied at many contaminated aquifers in Canada, USA, Sweden, Brazil and elsewhere. This talk will describe this approach and show examples of applications in sandstone, dolostone and shale in the depth range of 10-500 m below ground surface.

Time: 9:30-10.30am November 21, 2019

Venue: Room A0901, IGSNRR

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Hosted by Key Laboratory of Water Cycle & Related Land Surface Processes, CAS

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