Conference Schedule

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Sunday, May 31

Ice Breaker

Wine, Beer and Hors D'oeuvres
Green Center Lobby
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Opening Keynote

"Confessions of an Experimentalist: A talk about CO2, groundwater, and the need for modeling"

Dorthe Wildenschild
Professor, School of Chemical, Biological & Environmental Engineering
Oregon State University

Metals Hall
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

 

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Monday, June 1
Time Metals Hall Petroleum Hall
8:00 AM Welcome and Opening in Metals Hall
8:05 Featured Presentation in Metals Hall
Willem Schreuder
Capturing Essential Model Behavior Using Response Functions
8:25 Transition
Session Integrated Modeling to Understand and Manage Water Supply, Water Quality, and Ecology
(Session Chairs: Hailong Li, Chris Green)
Sensitivity and Calibration Analysis: Their Use and Presentation
(Session Chairs: Henk Haitjema, Matt Tonkin)
8:30 Taha Namazi,
When is vertically integrated flow modeling useful?
James Ascough,
Integrating Model Behavior, Optimization, and Sensitivity/Uncertainty Analysis: Overview and Application of the MOUSE Software Toolbox
8:46 Magdalena Pachocka,
Challenges of modelling a complex multi-aquifer groundwater system of the UK
Jennifer Jefferson,
Active subspaces for sensitivity analysis and dimension reduction of an integrated hydrologic model
9:02 Steve Regan,
Selected Applications and Recent Developments of the U.S. Geological Survey GSFLOW Coupled Groundwater/Surface-Water Model for Basin-Scale Analysis of Integrated Hydrologic Systems
Jennifer Sano,
An Integrated 1D and 3D Groundwater Flow and Transport Model for Assessing Natural Attenuation at a Former Coal Tar Manufacturing Facility
9:18 Peter Vermeulen,
Jurong Island Groundwater Modeling and Risk Assessment Study
Judith Schenk,
Criteria for Eliminating Ill-posed Models to Improve Consistency of Multi-Groundwater-Model Analyses using AICc and KIC
9:34 John Lovelace,
Simulation of groundwater flow in the Southern Hills regional aquifer system, and movement of saltwater in the 2,000-foot sand of the Baton Rouge area, Louisiana
David Welter,
Flood Protection Level of Service Modeling with HEC-RAS, PEST++ and GSA++
9:50 Coffee Break
10:10 Featured Presentation in Metals Hall
Al Valocchi
A Bayesian Approach to Improved Calibration and Prediction of Groundwater Models with Structural Error
10:30 Transition
Session Integrated Modeling to Understand and Manage Water Supply, Water Quality, and Ecology (cont'd)
(Session Chairs: Hailong Li, Chris Green)
Simulation Code Verification, Benchmarking, and Intercomparisons
(Session Chairs: Motomu Ibaraki, Mary Hill)
10:35 Rebecca Doble,
Towards best practice for modelling recharge and evapotranspiration in shallow groundwater environments
Joseph Hughes,
Simulating multi-aquifer wells using a new object-oriented version of MODFLOW
10:51 Todd Umstot,
Recharge estimates from a soil water-balance model improve groundwater model calibration
Christopher Muffels,
mod-PATH3DU: A groundwater path and travel-time simulator for both Unstructured-Grid (USG) and Structured Grid Versions of MODFLOW
11:07 E.J. Wexler,
Assessing sensitivity to drought and climate change with an integrated surface water/groundwater model at the subwatershed scale - Lake Simcoe watershed, Ontario
Vivek Bedekar,
New and Expanded Transport Capabilities of MT3D-USGS
11:23 Gil Barth,
Basin-wide Stream Depletion Mapping with MODFLOW to Support Water Planning in a Stream-Connected Groundwater Basin in California
Zhiming Lu,
Verification of the ASCEM's Next Generation Parallel Flow and Transport Simulator
11:39 Neil Blandford,
Utilization of Long-Term Groundwater Responses to Modify Impact Predictions and Adaptive Water Management, Rose Valley, California
Muhammad Ramadhan,
A Semi-Analytical Particle Tracking Algorithm for Arbitrary Unstructured Grids
11:55 Lunch - Friedhoff Hall in Green Center basement
12:35 PM Lunch Keynote
A Brief History of Technological Transformation in Colorado's Oil and Gas Sector -- 2009-2014 Matt Lepore, Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission
1:05 Transition
1:10 Featured Presentation in Metals Hall
Mary Hill
Practical ways to find what’s important: identifying important parameters and dominant observations
1:30 Featured Presentation in Metals Hall
Stefan Kollet
Hillslope hydrology under semi-arid climate conditions: observations from support scale simulations of variably saturated groundwater flow
1:50 Transition
Session Impacts of Climate Change in Western North America
(Session Chairs: Reed Maxwell)
Simulation Code Verification, Benchmarking, and Intercomparisons (cont'd)
(Session Chairs: Motomu Ibaraki, Mary Hill)
1:55 Ethan Coon,
Adding litter to the Advanced Terrestrial Simulation: a demonstration of the power of multiphysics toolkits in integrated hydrology
Motomu Ibaraki,
Toward improving overall performance of MODFLOW: A new version of the χMD solver package for heterogeneous computational environments
2:11 Rosemary Carroll,
Evaluating Mountain Meadow Groundwater Response to Climate and Vegetation Change using Integrated Modeling and Remote Sensing
Xiaofan Yang,
Intercomparison of 3D pore-scale flow and solute transport simulation methods
2:27 Randall Hanson,
Integrated Modeling Provides Conjunctive-Use Analysis of Alternative Sources to Groundwater within the Pajaro Valley, California
Volker Clausnitzer,
Comparing Meshing Approaches for Groundwater Modeling at a Geometrically Challenging Mine Site
2:43 Steven Berg,
Example Applications of a Physically-Based Integrated Hydrologic Model to Assess the Impact of Climate Change on Surface and Groundwater Resources at Multiple Spatial and Temporal Scales
David Moulton,
Enabling Interdiscplinary Application Development with Hierarchical Testing and Automated Document Generation
2:59 Coffee Break
3:19 Featured Presentation in Metals Hall
Hailong Li
MARUN numerical model and its applications in various beach aquifers
3:39Transition
Session Variable-density Flow Modeling in Coastal Environments
(Session Chairs: Dave Benson, Al Valocchi)
New Developments in Graphical User Interfaces, Visualization, and GIS
(Session Chairs: Nicole DeNovio, Stefan Finsterle)
3:44 Linzy Brakefield,
Uncertainty of groundwater movement in the brackish-water zone of the Edwards aquifer during drought conditions
Douglas Cosler,
An Intelligent Graphical User Interface for MODFLOW and MT3D based on Dynamic Adaptive Mesh Refinement Methods
4:00 Bonnie Ausk,
Approximate solution for interface flow in a stratified coastal aquifer
Alastair Black,
Dynamic GIS Library of Model Output
4:16 Xiaolong Geng,
Impacts of evaporation on subsurface flow and salt fates in a tidally influenced beach
Vicky Freedman,
Akuna:  An Open Source and High-performance Workflow System for Subsurface Simulation
4:32 Steven Harris,
Using Aquifer Sea Water Distribution for Calibration of Variable-Density Groundwater Flow Model
Brian Clark,
Open source software application to regional-scale model development, calibration, and visualization
4:48 Hiroko Mori,
Does diffusion really dominate freshwater and saltwater mixing? : Numerical analysis of regional flow in saltwater/freshwater aquifer systems
Damian Merrick,
AlgoMesh: A new software tool for building unstructured grid models
5:04 Transition
5:10 Software Demonstration and Poster Session
Wine, Beer and Hors D'oeuvres

 

Tuesday, June 2
Time Metals Hall Petroleum Hall
8:00 AM Opening in Metals Hall
8:05 Featured Presentation in Metals Hall
Chris Langevin
A New Object-Oriented Framework for the U.S. Geological Survey's MODFLOW Model
8:25 Transition
Session Advances in Integrated Hydrologic Modeling
(Session Chairs: Willem Schreuder, Otto Strack)
Optimization and Uncertainty in Support of Resource Management and Remediation Design
(Session Chairs: Stefan Kollet, Sorab Panday)
8:30 Scott Boyce,
An Integrated Approach to Conjunctive-Use Analysis with the One-Water Hydrologic Flow Model, MODFLOW-OWHM
David Ahlfeld,
Model Reduction for Combined Surface Water/Groundwater Management Formulations
8:46 Michael Ou,
Development of a vadose zone water package for MODFLOW by integrating SWAT and Richard's equation
Omkar Aphale,
Adoption of non-deterministic validation metric in multi-model analysis and evaluation of groundwater flow simulation models
9:02 Jacob Kidmose,
Simulating integrated urban hydrology with a coupled distributed hydrological model (MIKE SHE) and an urban drainage model (MOUSE)
Catherine Moore,
Differentiating responsibility for cumulative drawdown impacts between individual stressors
9:18 Todd Kincaid,
A dual-calibrated, hybrid model of conduit flow to springs in a portion of the Floridian Aquifer in North-Central Florida using FEFLOW
Jeremy White,
Integrating linear-based uncertainty analysis into PEST++
9:34 Laura Condon,
Evaluating complex groundwater controls using an integrated hydrologic model of the continental US
Daniel Feinstein,
Optimization techniques using MODFLOW-GWM
9:50 Coffee Break
10:10 Featured Presentation in Metals Hall
Sorab Panday
The LNF Model for a new object-oriented version of MODFLOW
10:30 Featured Presentation in Metals Hall
Otto Strack
Vertically integrated modeling of groundwater flow
10:50 Transition
Session Advances in Integrated Hydrologic Modeling (cont'd)
(Session Chairs: Willem Schreuder, Otto Strack)
Optimization and Uncertainty in Support of Resource Management and Remediation Design (cont'd)
(Session Chairs: Stefan Kollet, Sorab Panday)
10:56 Willem de Lange,
Solving a complex issue by using a simple analytic element model: using prediction and actual measurements for management in a real case
Amy Piscopo,
Multi-Objective Optimization of Engineered Injection and Extraction with Simultaneous Well Operation for In Situ Groundwater Remediation
11:12 Keith Halford,
Increase Model Certainty with Transmissivity Observations
Scott Painter,
Uncertainties in Permafrost Thaw Projections
11:28 Randy Hunt,
Beyond groundwater: Calibration and uncertainty analysis for large transient coupled models
Haruko Wainwright,
Optimizing monitoring and remediation strategies at the Savannah River Site Fâ Area, using the Advanced Simulation Capability for Environmental Management (ASCEM)
11:44 Dirk Kassenaar,
Issues and Strategies for Integrated Model Calibration
Miao Zhang,
Practical Approach to Delineating Probabilistic Capture Zones Using Generalized Likelihood Uncertainty Estimator (GLUE) Methodology
12:00 PM Lunch - Friedhoff Hall in Green Center basement
12:40 Lunch Keynote
Pandora’s Box: A Simple Experiment Illustrating the Challenges When Using Groundwater Models to Guide Decisions
Pat Reed, Cornell University
1:10 Transition
1:15 Featured Presentation in Metals Hall
Nicole DeNovio
Groundwater Model Evaluation – What are We Trying to Accomplish?
1:35 Transition
1:40

Audience/Panel discussion in Metals Hall

Topic 1: Contaminant transport is un-predictable, what do we achieve by transport modeling? 
Topic 2: What’s the next big thing you would like to see in groundwater modeling?
Topic 3: Are we repeating the saga of Coke Classic and New Coke with MODFLOW and MODFLOW-USG?

Panel members: Reed Maxwell, Mary Hill, and Chunmiao Zheng
2:40 Coffee Break
3:00 Featured Presentation in Metals Hall
Rich Niswonger
A New Version of UZF for the New Object-Oriented Framework for the U.S. Geological Survey's MODFLOW model
3:20 Featured Presentation in Metals Hall
Chris Green
Multi-model analysis of anisotropic diffusive tracer-gas transport in a deep arid unsaturated zone
3:40 Transition
Session Coupled Flow and Transport Modeling
(Session Chairs: Alexis Navarre-Sitchler, Reed Maxwell)
Using Models to Identify Data Needs and Guide Data Acquisition
(Session Chairs: Dave Benson, Chris Langevin)
3:45 Jeffrey Benegar,
A Practical Model of Transient Plume Transport and Reaction in Highly Heterogeneous Aquifers
Daniel Abrams,
Comparison of methodologies for generating transit time distributions in multiple watersheds
4:01 Melissa Masbruch,
Reducing Model Uncertainty Through the Use of Heat Transport and Temperature Data in a Regional Groundwater Flow Model: Case Study for the Snake Valley Area on the Utah-Nevada Border
Greg Ruskauff,
Uncertainty, Model Evaluation, and Conservatism in a Contaminant Migration Forecast
4:17 Bart Rogiers,
Catchment-scale groundwater flow model calibration using hydraulic head data and temperature profiles: The Neogene aquifer, Belgium
Jesus Rodriguez,
Capturing the hydrology of a historic pulse flow in the Colorado River Delta
4:33 Thomas Reimann,
Enhancement and application of MODFLOW-2005 Conduit Flow Process for flow and transport modeling
Adam Atchley,
Integrating Field Measurements and Model Development To Identify Dominant Controls of Active Layer Thickness in Barrow, Alaska
4:49 Eric Morway,
Demonstration of Enhanced Groundwater Solute Transport Capabilities in MT3D-USGS 
Pete Andersen,
Use of a Spreadsheet-Based Water/Salt/Heat Balance for Data Integration at a Large Cooling Canal System
5:05 Transition
5:10 Poster Session
Wine, Beer and Hors D'oeuvres

 

Wednesday, June 3
Time Metals Hall Petroleum Hall
8:00 AM Opening in Metals Hall
8:05 Featured Presentation in Metals Hall
Alexis Navarre-Sitchler
Expanding the role of reactive transport modeling in the biogeochemical sciences
8:25 Featured Presentation in Metals Hall
Matt Tonkin
Simulation of a Co-Precipitated Chromate-Calcite at a Large Waste Site
8:45 Transition
Session Groundwater Modeling in Support of Studies on the Water-Energy-Food Nexus
(Session Chairs: Henk Haitjema, Matt Tonkin)
Geochemical and Biogeochemical Reactive Transport Modeling
(Session Chairs: Alexis Navarre-Sitchler, Stefan Kollet)
8:51 Kurt Zeiler,
Sub-Regional Groundwater Flow Modeling of the Upper Big Blue Basin Using the MODFLOW-2005 Farm Process
Minna Carey,
Reactive Transport Analysis of Natural Attenuation of Fluoride at a Former Aluminum Smelter Site
9:07 Jacob Bauer,
Comparison of the Glover, SDF, and MODFLOW Methods for Estimating Stream Depletion and Accretion Timing In the South Platte River Basin, Colorado.
Juliette Chastanet,
M3: a multiphase, multiconstituant and multiprocess code to model contaminated sites
9:23 Xiaohui Lu,
Diurnal soil water and root water/nitrogen uptake dynamics in wastewater irrigated pepper field
James Beisman,
A Coupled Approach to Surface-Subsurface Reactive Transport Simulations
9:39 Steffen Mehl,
Agricultural Water Transfers in Northern California: Effects on Aquifer Declines, Energy, and Food Production
Nicholas Engdahl,
Statistically identical yet radically different: The importance of considering directional tendencies in reactive transport problems
9:55 Coffee Break
10:15 Featured Presentation in Metals Hall
Stefan Finsterle
Multi-Physics Joint Inversion: Simply Too Complex?
10:35 Transition
Session Implications of Human Activities on Water Quantity and Quality
(Session Chairs: Motomu Ibaraki, Chris Langevin)
Modeling of Mines: Applications and Issues
(Session Chairs: Eric Morway, Chunmiao Zheng)
10:41 Devin Mannix,
Multi-aquifer systems with interformational boreholes: Conceptualization and calibration
Farag Botros,
Groundwater Flow and Geochemical Modeling to Support Mine Closure and Permitting
10:57 Michael Fienen,
Providing Sound Groundwater Science to Decision Makers in the Little Plover River Basin, Wisconsin
Shawn Leppert,
Mine Reclamation Design Analysis using an Integrated Hydrologic Cycle Numerical Modeling Framework
11:13 Heather Streetly,
Regional groundwater modelling in the London Basin Chalk aquifer, UK
Jaco Nel,
Achieving plausible pre-feasibility numerical model assessments from Southern African mine sites with limited data availability
11:29 Bryant Reyes,
Irrigating the urban semi-arid environment: Effects on land surface and hydrologic fluxes
Eduardo De Sousa,
Simulating open pit transient inflows and pore pressure distributions with variable data availability using FEFLOW and customised plugins: IFMOpenPits and IFMLinearPits
11:45Lunch - Friedhoff Hall in Green Center basement
12:25 PM Lunch Keynote
The Western States Water Mission: Accelerating Hydrological Modeling and Satellite Data Assimilation in a Flight Project Framework
Jay Famiglietti, UC Irvine; NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
12:55 Poster awards presentation
1:05 Transition
1:10 Featured Presentation in Metals Hall
Chunmiao Zheng
Replumbing of an Arid River Basin: Consequences and Implications
1:30 Transition
Session Implications of Human Activities on Water Quantity and Quality (cont'd)
(Session Chairs: Motomu Ibaraki, Chris Langevin)
Modeling of Mines: Applications and Issues (cont'd)
(Session Chairs: Eric Morway, Chunmiao Zheng)
1:36 Cynthia Ridgeway,
How Full is Your Aquifer? Quantifying the Groundwater Resources of  Texas
Steve Meyerhoff,
Victor Diamond Mine: A Decade of Experience of Mine Dewatering Modeling
1:52 Fredrik Mossmark,
Simulations of hydrochemistry affected by tunneling in crystalline bedrock
William Wingle,
A Pit-Lake Module for FEFLOW
2:08 David Simpson,
Modelling of a deep groundwater reinjection system to avoid groundwater spillage: a reality check of simulation results
Joanna Moreno,
Investigation of New Capabilities and Alternate Representations of Mine Dewatering Components Using FEFLOW
2:24 Transition
2:30 Featured Presentation in Metals Hall
Henk Haitjema
The Cost of Modeling
2:50 Closing Statements and Raffle
3:00 End of conference

Wednesday, June 3 (cont'd)

2015 Darcy Lecture Series in Groundwater Science

"Evaluating the Competitive Use of the Subsurface: The Influence of Energy Storage and Production in Groundwater"

Rainer Helmig
Department Head, Department of Hydromechanics and Modeling of Hydrosystems
Institute for Modelling Hydraulic and Environmental Systems
University of Stuttgart, Germany

Metals Hall
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Please note that the Darcy Lecture will be open to the general public and will not require conference registration.
For questions, please email mmorse@mines.edu

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