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IAH Victoria Branch August 2019 Presentation Slides

Thanks again to Wendy Timms for her fascinating presentation and Jacobs for hosting this event.

For those who requested the slides with the links to references etc please find the presentation at the link below.

Timms 2019 IAH Victoria – pore pressures and tracers FINAL w links

IAH Vic Branch March 2019 Presentation and AGM

A fantastic talk from Dr Matthew Currell last night for the first presentation of IAH Vic Branch for 2019. We just wanted to express our gratitude to Alan Wade and Tara Taylor (previous President and Secretary) who have stepped down from these roles which they have completed with gusto the last few years. So glad that they are staying on the committee going forward. We’d also like to thank Ben Moore who has been fantastic assisting with the advertisement of presentations and website maintenance over the years, we are sorry to see you leaving the committee.
A big congratulations to (Dr.)
Ben Hall for taking on the role as President and Katy Kijek as Vice President, you guys have such a fantastic ability to identify and initiate such engaging presentations, we cant wait to see what is to come over the next 2 years! Also welcome to the new committee members Dale McKenzie and Mariah M., looking forward to fresh new ideas and the contributions that you will make to the committee.

For those who couldn’t make it please find a copy of the presentation below.
IAH Vic Branch Presentation Currell 2019

IAH VIC BRANCH- April 2018- Lecture notes from the release of the new VVG (Visualising Victoria’s Groundwater)

Thanks for everyone who attended the great presentation and to Peter Dahlhaus for taking us on the journey to this point of the VVG portal! For all those interested please find the notes at the link below.

IAH presentation on new VVG

IAH Victoria March Presentation

Groundwater Tracing: Breathing new life into a practical approach to testing aquifers

The second IAH Victoria presentation for 2018 was well attended considering how busy everyone has been at the start of this year! Thanks to Frederic Cosme for making his presentation available online and to Golder for hosting.

Tracer IAH Preso with references

2018 IAH presentation at Goulburn Murray Water

   

Thanks again to the presenters for taking the time to discuss this interesting example of groundwater supply assessment and community consultation undertaken in the development of the Katunga Water Supply protection plan and a big thank you to GMW for hosting this event.

Please find the presentation notes below for your reference.

IAH Presentation Katunga Water Supply Protection Area

IAH Victoria field trip to City West Water ASR Trial

Thanks again to all those who attended and expressed interest in the IAH Victoria field trip to the City West Water ASR Trial, special thanks to Matt Hudson for arranging the induction and presentation before the site walkover to communicate the most recent  findings from the trial.

Depending on demand and availability a second field trip may be organised in the next few months as a follow-up, but also for those that couldn’t make it along this time.

For those who were unable to attend, please find the notes below from presentation.

IAH City West Water ASR Nov 1 2017

IAH Victoria- Presentation notes from the Bureau of Meteorology

A fantastic turn out at the first talk of the Victorian Branch of IAH on Tuesday night hosted by the Bureau of Meteorology. Thank you again to everyone at the Bureau for taking the time to share the fantastic tools which have been in development for groundwater practitioners and your insight into the current climatic conditions affecting our part of the world. Please find PDF versions of the presentations below for your reference and if you were unable to make it along to the presentation, hopefully these give you some idea of the great resources available to us at the Bureau website.

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IAH Victoria Presentation 20th October, 2015 Student Presentation Night

Student Presenters: Attila Gaal (La Trobe University), Christin Down, Chris Skinner & Jeanne Drouet (RMIT University), Bill Howcroft (Monash University).
Date / Time
: Tuesday 20th October 2015, 5:30 pm for drinks and nibbles for a 6 pm start.
Location/Meeting Room: RMIT City Campus, Building 37, Level 3, Theatre 04
Map: https://www.rmit.edu.au/maps/melbourne-city-campus/building-37/
RSVP: Please RSVP by clicking attending using the invite below or emailing Heath.pawley@gmail.com. This event is free, however we need numbers for catering purposes.

RSVP Calendar invite

Student Presentation Night:
Please join us to listen to some exciting talks presented by university students covering interesting and diverse topics with groundwater being the focus.

Attila Gaal (La Trobe University):
“Assessment of hydraulic pumping and injection data to identify clogging in a Managed Aquifer Recharge scheme”

Christin Down, Chris Skinner & Jeanne Drouet (RMIT University):

“Groundwater depletion & contamination in the North China Plain: Implications and solutions”

Bill Howcroft (Monash University):

“Young Water and Old Solutes in Rivers and in Groundwater”

IAH Victoria Presentation 13th August, 2015 – Evaluating the Competitive Use of the Subsurface: The Influence of Energy Storage and Production in Groundwater

Presenter: Dr Rainer H. Helmig
Date / Time: Thursday 13th August 2015,
5:30 pm for drinks and nibbles for a 6pm start
Location/Meeting Room: Golder Associates,  Level 4, Building 7, Botanica Corporate Park, 570-588 Swan Street, Richmond.
RSVP: For catering purposes please  RSVP to heath.pawley@gmail.com or use the invite link IAH Victoria Presentation 13th August 2015

Presentation Abstract:
In this lecture, Helmig will provide insight into how advanced numerical models may be used to analyze and predict the mutual influence of subsurface projects and their impact on groundwater reservoirs, and the expanding need to do so.

For example, as the subsurface is increasingly being used both as a resource and as an energy and waste repository, resource conflicts are becoming more common and complex, such as thermal energy storage and the effects surrounding hydraulic fracturing in both geothermal and shale gas production.
During this lecture, participants will learn about:
  • Possible utilization conflicts in subsurface systems and how the groundwater is affected
  • Fundamental properties and functions of a compositional multiphase system in a porous medium; basic multiscale and multiphysics concepts will be introduced and conservation laws formulated
  • Large-scale simulation that shows the general applicability of the modeling concepts of such complicated natural systems, especially the impact on the groundwater of simultaneously using geothermal energy and storing chemical and thermal energy, and how such real large-scale systems provide a good environment for balancing the efficiency potential and possible weaknesses of the approaches discussed.

A little about the speaker:
Dr. Helmig is head of the Department of Hydromechanics and Modelling of Hydrosystems at the Institute for Modelling Hydraulic and Environmental Systems, University of Stuttgart, Germany.

 

IAH Victoria Presentation 14th July – Hydrogeology on the Western Front

Presenter: Damien Finlayson 
Date / Time
: Tuesday, 14th June 2015, 5:30 pm for drinks and nibbles, the presentation will take place between 6 pm and 7 pm.
Location/Meeting Room: URS Reception, Level 6, 1 Southbank Boulevard, Southbank
RSVP: For catering purposes please  RSVP using the invite below
IAH Presentation 14th July- Hydrogeology on the Western Front

Presentation Abstract:

When we think of World War One and the infamous trench warfare on the Western Front of France & Belgium, groundwater does not generally spring to mind.  As is the case everywhere, groundwater was and still is present across the landscape where the great battles were fought between 1914-1918.   The presentation is aimed at looking at the “British” experience of hydrogeology on the Western Front and how and why that knowledge was used, and more importantly, who was responsible for using the knowledge to best advantage – Australians of course!

A little about the speaker:

Damien has 26 years’ experience in the field of hydrogeology and has worked in both the public and private sectors. He has 25 years consulting experience working widely throughout Australia having been based in Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne and regional Victoria.  He worked briefly in the UK, based in URS’ Manchester office assisting in the development of the company’s UK Water Resource Management business line. He currently lives and works in Tatura, Victoria.
He has a wide range of hydrogeological experience including; clean and dirty water resource investigation, assessment and management, hands-on field investigations across many different hydrogeological conditions in Australia, computer simulation of groundwater flow and contaminant transport, salinity management, policy and guideline preparation to assist both local and state government resource managers, project management and expert witness.
Damien is also the author of a book entitled: “Crumps & Camouflets – Australian Tunnelling Companies on the Western Front” (available through Big Sky Publishing) and has completed a manuscript relating to the work of the Australian Electrical and Mechanical Mining and Boring Company on the Western Front, which is likely to be published in 2016.