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    GROUNDWATER RECHARGE ASSESSMENT
         Are we any closer to an answer?
                    Wednesday 20 and Thursday 21 May 2009
                            University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK


Estimates of groundwater recharge are essential for water resource assessments, inputs to
regional groundwater models and predictions of climate change. Worldwide, the range of
hydrogeological conditions encountered will significantly influence the recharge process. Other
than in situations where the soil lies directly above a permeable aquifer and recharge from the
soil zone moves directly into the aquifer, for the majority of aquifers the magnitude and timing of
recharge is altered by geological complexity and climatic conditions. Past understanding of
recharge processes has been obtained from fieldwork, including the use of tracers and
measurements of hydraulic conditions in the unsaturated zone. Equally, to obtain catchment-
wide recharge estimates over long time periods, conceptual models, for example based on the
soil moisture balance approach adapted for urban and rural areas, with associated numerical
models, are commonly employed.

This two-day meeting of invited and offered talks, together with a dedicated poster session, will
consider recent progress in measuring and understanding recharge processes in a range of
hydrogeological environments under both current and future climatic conditions. Researchers
from the hydrogeological community in the UK and EU will give presentations under the
following topics covered by the meeting:


    Soil and land use properties affecting groundwater recharge
    Investigation techniques and modelling applications in groundwater recharge
       assessment
    Chalk groundwater recharge mechanisms
    Influence of superficial deposits on groundwater recharge
    Urban groundwater recharge
    Semi-arid zone groundwater recharge estimation
    Temperature, climate change and groundwater recharge



  The programme and presentation schedule are included below and are also provided on the
            Geological Society of London website at http://www.geolsoc.org.uk
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       GROUNDWATER RECHARGE ASSESSMENT
               Wednesday 20 and Thursday 21 May 2009, UEA, Norwich, UK

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To register for this two-day meeting, please complete and return the following form with
your remittance:

I will/will not* attend the Meeting on Wednesday, 20 May 2009

I will/will not* attend the Meeting on Thursday, 21 May 2009

I will/will not* attend the Reception and Evening Meal on Wednesday, 20 May 2009


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Registration fees:

Meeting registration fees including teas/coffees/lunches:

Member of the Geological Society of London: £80.00              
Non-member of the Geological Society of London: £140.00         
Postgraduate student: £40.00                                    

Reception and Evening Meal on Wednesday, 20 May: £25.00         

Unfortunately all campus accommodation has now been booked. Alternative accommodation is
available off campus – please see the list following at the end of this flyer.


I enclose total payment of £______
Please e-mail, fax or post your completed registration form with remittance (payable by credit
card or bank transfer (please contact Rosie Cullington for details) or sterling cheque payable to
The University of East Anglia) by Friday, 1 May 2009 to:


                        Ms Rosie Cullington (r.cullington@uea.ac.uk)
      School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich NR4 7TJ, UK

                         Tel. +44 1603 592560; Fax +44 1603 507714


                            A receipt will be issued upon payment


Meeting Organisers:

Dr Kevin Hiscock
School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich
Tel 01603 593104, Email k.hiscock@uea.ac.uk

Dr Daren Gooddy
British Geological Survey, Wallingford
Tel: 01491 692328, Email: dcg@bgs.ac.uk
                Groundwater Recharge Assessment Meeting
                                 Are we any closer to an answer?

                           Wednesday 20 and Thursday 21 May 2009
                            University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK


Wednesday 20 May                    Speaker/Title of Talk
1000
onwards   Registration - arrival tea/coffee: Lecture Theatre 1 Foyer
          Welcome and
1050      housekeeping notices        Kevin Hiscock (University of East Anglia)

A - Soil and land use properties (Chair: Kevin Hiscock)

1100      Invited speaker 1         Martin Best (UK Met Office) - MOSES recharge calculation system
                                    Jan van Wonderen (Mott MacDonald) - Soil moisture dynamics and
1130      Invited speaker 2         impacts on recharge
                                    Manuel Mendez Oliveira (LNEC, Portugal) - Including the dual crop
                                    coefficient approach for the estimation of evapotranspiration in the daily
1200      Talk 1                    sequential soil water balance model BALSEQ_MOD
                                    Ian Holman (Cranfield University) - Assessment of the significance of
1220      Invited speaker 3         soil structural condition within potential groundwater recharge estimates

1250      Lunch
                                    Zainab Zomlot (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) - Improved spatial and
1400      Talk 2                    temporal supra-regional recharge estimation for Flanders
                                    Jon Finch (Centre for Ecology & Hydrology) - What are the potential
1420      Talk 3                    impacts of energy crops on groundwater resources?
                                    Joaquin Jimenez-Martinez (Technical University of Catalonia, Spain) -
                                    Comparison between two techniques for quantifying groundwater
1440      Talk 4                    recharge by irrigation return flow under semi-arid conditions

1500      Tea and Poster Session

B - Investigation techniques and modelling applications (Chair: Victor Bense)
                                  Rik Ingram (Entec UK Ltd) - Application of noble gases in assessing
1550       Invited speaker 4      groundwater recharge conditions
                                    Tim Atkinson (University College London) - Artificial tracers and isotopes
                                    used to measure mixing during recharge and residence time in the
1620      Talk 5                    unsaturated zone of karst aquifers
                                    Andrew Butcher (British Geological Survey) - Applying tracer techniques
                                    to determine recharge rate, groundwater age and flow in Permo-Triassic
1640      Talk 6                    Sandstones
                                    Rob Soley (Entec UK Ltd) - Rapid recharge mechanisms in wet
                                    summers and insights into nitrate transport through the Chalk
1700      Talk 7                    unsaturated zone
                                    Mark Whiteman (Environment Agency) - Recharge modelling with the
1720      Talk 8                    National Groundwater Modelling System

1740      End
1900      Drinks Reception and Conference Dinner - Vista Restaurant (ticket-only event)




Thursday 21 May                    Speaker/Title of Talk

0850      Housekeeping notices     Kevin Hiscock (University of East Anglia)

C - Chalk groundwater recharge (Chair: Richard Taylor)
                                 Michael Price (Water Management Consultants) - Water level response
0900       Invited speaker 5     to rainfall and implications for Chalk aquifer recharge
                                 Adrian Butler (Imperial College London) - Characteristics of rainfall
0930       Talk 9                governing recharge and flooding in the Chalk

D - Influence of superficial deposits on groundwater recharge (Chair: Richard Taylor)
                                    Rae Mackay (University of Birmingham) - Understanding recharge
0950       Invited speaker 6        through glacial deposits

1020      Coffee and Posters
                                   David Macdonald (British Geological Survey) - Chalk groundwater
1050      Talk 10                  recharge in a till-covered catchment
                                   Vincent Fitzsimons (Scottish Environmental Protection Agency) -
                                   Groundwater recharge: the influence of glacial deposits on recharge
1110      Talk 11                  assessment in Ireland and Scotland

E - Urban groundwater recharge (Chair: Richard Taylor)

1130      Invited speaker 7        David Lerner (University of Sheffield) - Recharge in urban areas
                                   Majdi Mansour (British Geological Survey) - Distributed recharge
1200      Talk 12                  calculation using the object-oriented model ZOODRM
                                   Andrew Hughes (British Geological Survey) - Understanding and
                                   simulation of recharge processes in a highly urbanised, Palaeogene-
1220      Talk 13                  covered Chalk groundwater system in south-east London

1240      Lunch and Posters

F - Semi-arid zone groundwater recharge estimation (Chair: Daren Gooddy)
                                   Mike Edmunds (University of Oxford) - Recharge estimation and
                                   recharge history of the past two millennia - geochemical and isotopic
1340      Invited speaker 8        approaches using unsaturated zone profiles
                                   Richard Taylor (University College London) - Groundwater recharge in
                                   the humid trophics: recent insight from the Uper Nile Basin and
1410      Invited speaker 9        persistent uncertainties
                                   Andrew Hughes (British Geological Survey) - Application of a novel
                                   semi-arid recharge calculation technique to a catchment in the West
1440      Talk 14                  Bank, Palestine
G - Temperature, climate change and groundwater recharge (Chair: Daren Gooddy)
                                 Victor Bense (University of East Anglia) - Application of geothermal
1500     Invited speaker 10      gradients in resolving recharge conditions

1530       Tea and Posters
                                   Kevin Hiscock (University of East Anglia) - Assessing the implications of
1600       Invited speaker 11      climate change impacts on groundwater recharge
                                   Chris Jackson (British Geological Survey) - GCM uncertainty in
1630       Talk 15                 estimates of recharge and groundwater resources under climate change

1650       Summing up

1700       End

Posters

Author                            Title
Claire Burns (Queen's             Sustainable groundwater management in urban fringe areas - A local
University Belfast)               perspective
Mark Cuthbert (University of
Birmingham)                       Recharge and the 'Water Budget Myth'
Lee Gumm (University of East      Dissolved noble gases and stable isotopes as tracers of groundwater
Anglia)                           dynamics in the Lower Rhine Embayment, Germany
Alan MacDonald (British
Geological Survey)                Assessing the potential for recharge through superficial deposits
Alan MacDonald (British
Geological Survey)                Environmental indicators of recharge to basement aquifers of Tanzania
Majdi Mansour (British
Geological Survey)                Run-off calculation in the distributed recharge model ZOODRM
Michael McLernon (Queen's         Effect of climate change on vegetation and its impact on long-term slope
University Belfast)               stability
Manuel Mendez Oliveira
(National Laboratory for Civil    A methodology for the computation of top soil infiltration in a daily
Engineering, Portugal)            sequential soil water balance model
Kate Thatcher (University of
Birmingham)                       Recharge at the edge of till sheets in the Tern catchment
Son Trinh (University of East
Anglia)                           Role of bank filtration in the attenuation of isoproturon in river water
                                  The application of aquifer storage and recovery (ASR) for the
Mahippong Worakul (University     development of groundwater resources in the Khon Kaen District,
of East Anglia)                   Thailand
Hannah Zhang (University of       Modelling the impact of land-use change on recharge and nitrate loading
East Anglia)                      to the Sherwood Sandstone Aquifer, Nottinghamshire, UK
                Groundwater Recharge Assessment Meeting

                                   20-21 May 2009

                List of Hotels and Guest Houses Off Campus


See attached map for locations

1)     Arbor Linden Lodge
557 Earlham Road, Norwich, NR4 7HW. Tel. +44 (0)1603 451303. Fax. +44 (0)1603 250641.
Web. www.guesthousenorwich.com. Singles from £30.00, Doubles from £50.00. Non-smoking.

2)      Arrandale Lodge
431 Earlham Road, Norwich, NR4 7HL. Tel/Fax. +44 (0)1603 250150. Web.
http://www.norwichbedandbreakfast.co.uk/. Singles from £40.00, Doubles from £60.00.

3)     Beeches Hotel and Victorian Gardens
2-6 Earlham Road, Norwich, NR2 3BD. Tel. +44 (0)1603 621167. Fax. +44 (0)1603 620151.
Web. http://www.mjbhotels.com/beeches/beechesIndex.htm (no children) Singles from £74.00,
Doubles from £95.00.

4)    Conifers Guest House
162 Dereham Road, Norwich, NR2 3AH. Tel. +44 (0)1603 628737. Rooms from £22.00.

5)      Earlham Guest House
147 Earlham Road, Norwich, NR2 3RG. Tel. +44 (0)1603 454169. Web.
http://www.earlhamguesthouse.co.uk/. Singles from £25.00, Doubles from £46.00.

6)     George Hotel
Arlington Lane, Norwich, NR2 2DA. Tel. +44 (0)1603 617841. Fax. +44 (0)1603 663708. Web.
www.georgehotel.co.uk. Singles from £77.00, Doubles from £97.00.

7)     Georgian House Hotel
32-34 Unthank Road, Norwich, NR2 2RB. Tel. +44 (0)1603 615655. Fax. +44 (0)1603 765689.
Web. http://www.georgian-hotel.co.uk/. Singles from £90.00, Doubles from £115.00.

8)      Holiday Inn
Ipswich Road, Norwich, NR4 6EP. Tel. +44 (0)870 400 9060. Fax. +44 (0)1603 506400. Web.
http://www.ichotelsgroup.com/h/d/ex/1/en/hd/nwinf. Singles & Doubles from £85.00.
9)    Old Vicarage Hotel
82 Unthank Road, Norwich, NR2 2RW. Tel. +44 (0)1603 621105. Fax. +44 (0)1603 667827.

10)    Park Farm Hotel
Hethersett, Norwich, NR9 3DL. Tel. +44 (0)1603 810264. Fax. +44 (0)1603 812104. Web.
www.parkfarm-hotel.co.uk. Singles from £99.00, Doubles from £130.00.

11)     Quality Hotel
2 Barnard Road, Norwich, NR5 9JB. Tel. +44 (0)1603 741161. Fax. +44 (0)1603 741500. Web.
http://www.qualityinn.com/ires/hotel/gb619. Rooms from £98.00.

12)    Ramada Jarvis Hotel
121-131 Boundary Road, Norwich, NR3 2BA. Tel. +44 (0)1603 787260. Fax. +44 (0)1603
400466. Web. http://www.ramadajarvis.co.uk/hotel_pages/default.aspx?FolderId=840. Rooms
from £95.00.

13)    Rosedale Guest House
145 Earlham Road, Norwich, NR2 3RG. Tel. +44 (0)1603 453743. Fax. +44 (0)1603 259887.
Rooms from £21.00.

14)    Premier Travel Inn
4 Hotels in and around Norwich. Central Reservations – Tel. +44 (0)1582 567890. Fax. +44
(0)1582 400024. Web. http://www.premiertravelinn.com/pti/home.do. Rooms from £64.00.

15)     Travelodge
Thickthorn Services, Hethersett, Norwich, NR9 3AU and Queens Road, Norwich, NR1 3PR
(next to Norwich Bus Station). Central Reservations – Tel. 08700 850 950. Web.
http://www.travelodge.co.uk/index.php. Rooms from £39.00.




N.B. These hotels and guest houses are not personally recommended – they have been taken
from Yellow Pages and are within reasonable distance from UEA. All prices shown were current
at January 2009 and are per room per night for bed and breakfast only.
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