Groundwater Flow and Transport Modeling in Aquifer Systems

A special issue of Water (ISSN 2073-4441). This special issue belongs to the section "Hydrogeology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 November 2024 | Viewed by 111

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Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, USA
Interests: groundwater; contaminant transport; aquifer characterization; pore-scale phenomena
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Dear Colleagues,

The importance of groundwater resources for providing drinking water cannot be underestimated—25–50% of drinking water comes from this increasingly threatened resource. Reports of groundwater contamination seem to be growing exponentially all over the world. The national Superfund Cleanup debt continues to increase in the USA, China, and many other countries. It has been estimated to be trillions of dollars. New approaches to modeling flow and contaminant transport in soils and aquifers are desperately needed for the subsurface remediation, characterization, and protection of our water resources.

This Special Issue of Water focuses on novel modeling studies in subsurface hydrology and hydrogeology as well as on field and laboratory experimental studies and their modeling. We encourage submissions providing new insights into the characterization of porous/fractured media as well as the transport of water, heat, contaminants, and/or nutrients through such media in their saturated and unsaturated (vadose) zones. We also welcome papers with a more traditional focus on applications of the established theories. We would like to see a mixture of papers across all scales of the subsurface media.

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We encourage and invite you to submit your next paper to this Special Issue in Water.

Dr. Zbigniew Kabala
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  • modeling
  • borehole tests
  • laboratory tests
  • tracer tests
  • aquifer remediation
  • aquifer characterization
  • vertical circulation wells
  • geothermal resources

Published Papers

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