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Title: Army groundwater modeling use and needs workshop
Authors: Environmental Laboratory (U.S.)
Hydraulics Laboratory (U.S.)
U.S. Army Environmental Center.
United States. Army. Corps of Engineers.
Installation Restoration Research Program (U.S.)
Hadala, Paul F.
Cullinane, M. John.
Holland, Jeffery P.
May, Ira.
McDaniel, Tomiann.
Keywords: Contaminants
Groundwater modeling
Groundwater models
Hazardous wastes
Toxic wastes
Site characterization
Groundwater quality
Water quality
Publisher: Geotechnical Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Description: Technical Report
Abstract: This report documents the results of a 1992 U.S. Army-sponsored workshop on groundwater modeling ses and needs in support of contaminated groundwater resources at Army installations. The objectives of the workshop were to determine (A.) the extent and specific nature of groundwater flow and contaminant transport models in Army site remediation; (B.) requirements for enhanced transfer of ground water modeling technology within the Army; and (C.) needed research and development in groundwater modeling systems. Ninety individuals attended the workshop, representing the Army Environmental Center, various Corps of Engineers offices and laboratories, universities, consultants, and other Federal government agencies. Workshop participants indicated considerable near-past use of groundwater modeling, with a planned definitive increase in modeling use over the next 5 years.Modeling was considered one of the best tools for synthesis and analysis of the large amounts of biological, geochemical, and hydrogeologic data required for contaminated site remediation. However, Army user expertise in groundwater modeling was deemed to be lagging behind the state of science in general, with a few specific pockets of expertise presented. Thus, training, guidance, and in-Army technical support for groundwater modeling technology were reported as high-priority user requirements. Numerous research and development needs were identified by Army users. These needs fell into the following basic categories: (A.) improved use of existing models through coupling to interfaces, visualization, and parameter estimation techniques; (B.) increased understanding of subsurface contaminant flow, transport, fate, and remediation processes; and (C.) integration of optimization and simulation to allow efficient evaluation of remedial alternatives for design and operation. These research-related items are documented in detail within the report.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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