Principles and application of catchment-scale flow and transport modelling in groundwater
Introduction to catchment-scale groundwater modelling and training to different modelling suites (HP1-PHREEQc, FEFlow and HydroGeoSphere). The aim of this 4 day winter school is to demonstrate the practical application of commonly-used advanced numerical modelling tools for the investigation of flow and reactive solute transport in groundwater at the catchment-scale, with special focus on nutrients and other types of agrichemicals. The course will cover theoretical aspects of flow and transport modelling, and the use of appropriate modelling tools in specific contexts. Participants will be introduced to modelling applications using lectures, practical exercises, computer-based simulations and keynote talks on research case studies focused on catchment-scale reactive transport modelling of pollutants in groundwater and connected aquatic systems. An introduction to modelling the fate of stable isotopes in groundwater will also be provided.
The course will provide participants with a wider understanding of modelling issues related to impacts of nutrients and agricultural activities on soils, groundwater and drinking water, and within European countries from different perspectives. Participants will gain insight into state-of-the-art modelling techniques necessary to interpret pollutant and nutrient cycles and agrichemical impacts in environmental systems.
The winter school is presented by the INSPIRATION Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (www.inspirationitn.eu). After attending this winter school, participants will be able to:
1. Understand the principles and limitations of subsurface flow and transport modelling in general and applied specifically to the case of nutrients and other agrichemicals
2. Develop an adequate conceptual site model related to real cases of soil and groundwater contamination for the purpose of using a numerical model
3. Understand key components used for model development and the analysis of results, such as inverse modelling and automatic calibration or model sensitivity analysis
4. Apply the specific modelling tools to investigate and interpret the subsurface fate and transport of contaminants in relevant and realistic scenarios.
Price: 350 EUROS
Organised by INSPIRATION Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (www.inspirationitn.eu).
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