Events

Study Day 2019 – “Hydrogeophysics”

When?

Friday, May 24, 2019.

What?

Study Day on “Hydrogeophysics” organized by the Belgian Chapter of IAH.

09.00 – 09.30 – Welcome

09.30 – 11.00 – Presentations

09.30 – Welcome by Marijke HUYSMANS (IAH-Belgium President)

09.45 – Towards IAH Belgium 2021 (Tom DIEZ – IAH-Belgium secretary)

10.00 – Hydro-geophysics across scales and time: a review-let of applications and developments (Frédéric NGUYEN et al. – ULiège)

10.20 – Characterization of spatially variable riverbed hydraulic conductivity using Electrical Resistivity Tomography (ERT) and Induced Polarization (IP) (Sien BENOIT et al. – UGent)

10.40 – Combining geophysical methods to investigate the salt/freshwater interface at the vicinity of water extraction facilities (Thomas HERMANS et al. – UGent)

11.00 – 11.30 – Coffee break

11.30 – 12.30 – Presentations

11.30 – Identification of 3D fracture distribution and fracture connectivity by combined Ground Penetrating Radar imagery and tracer tests at the Äspö Hard Rock Laboratory, Sweden (Justine MOLRON et al. – Itasca Consultants S.A.S., France, ENIGMA ITN)

11.50 – Long-term monitoring of the fresh-salt water balance next to the Zwin tidal lagoon (David SIMPSON et al. – AGT)

12.10 – Imaging of the epikarst recharge through ERT monitoring at the Rochefort Cave Laboratory (Olivier Kaufmann et al. – UMons)

12.30 – 13.30 – Lunch

13.30 – 13.50 – Presentation of the Famenne-Ardenne Geopark (Alain PETIT – Geopark Director)

13.50 – 14.10 – Presentation of the KARAG Project (Michel Van Camp – ORB)

14.10 – 16.30 – Visit of the different facilities & sites: Lomme karstic system, Rochefort Cave Laboratory & Gravimetry station (Vincent HALLET et Amaël POULAIN – UNamur, Olivier KAUFMANN et Yves QUINIF (UMons) et Michel Van Camp (ORB)

16.30 – 17.00 – Drink

Where?

UNESCO Global Geopark Famenne-Ardennes, Han-sur-Lesse area

Grotte de Lorette-Rochefort
Drève de Lorette (via l’Avenue de Lorette)
5580 Rochefort
50° 09’ 19’’ N
5° 13’ 35’’ E

A lift will be organized from Jemelle station (Namur-Arlon line) for those coming by train. Departures from Jemelle station are scheduled at  09.15. Additionally, we will try to organize a carpooling from other places.

How to register?

Fill in the registration form and send it to iahbelgium.treasurer@gmail.com before May 20, 2019.

 


Evening classes – “Shallow geothermal systems (closed- and open-loop)”

When ?

Thursday, February 21 and 28, and March 14, 2019 from 18:00 to 21:30.

What?

Evening classes on shallow geothermal systems (choice between closed- and open-loop systems, feasibility study, permitting, field tests (TRT, pumping, injection, …), modeling, execution works, …).

Full program available here.

Where?

UNamur – Bâtiment B51

rue de Bruxelles, 61

5000 Namur

How to register?

Fill in the registration form and send it to iahbelgium.treasurer@gmail.com before February 14, 2019.

Remark

These evening classes are taught in French.


General Assembly 2019

When ?

Monday, February 11, 2019 from 14:00.

What?

  • Information about the change of status of IAH-Belgium
  • GDPR
  • General Assembly with the election of 12 administrators
  • Progress in the organization of IAH Congress 2021

Where?

VIVAQUA

Boulevard de l’Impératrice, 17-19

1000 Bruxelles

(100 m from Central Station)

How to register?

No registration required.


Evening classes – “Practical introduction to groundwater modelling”

When ?

Thursday, October 11, 18 and 25, 2018 from 18:00 to 21:30.

What?

Introduction to groundwater modelling with both theoritical and practical aspects, inclunding use of MODFLOW, UCODE, MODPATH and MT3DMS with ModelMuse GUI.

Full program available here.

Where?

De Watergroep – Cadol

Broekstraat, 150

3001 Leuven

How to register?

Fill in the registration form and send it to iahbelgium@gmail.com before October 01, 2018.

Remark

These evening classes are taught in Dutch.


Young Hydrogeologists Day 2018

When?

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 4.00 PM.

What?

A friendly competition between master students 2016-2017 or 2017-2018 with a master thesis in hydrogeology (practical not fundamental research).

Candidates will have 10 minutes to present their master thesis. At the end of the presentation, members of the jury will have 5 minutes to ask questions. Candidates can choose between English, Dutch, or French for their presentation.

Click here for reading the complete competition regulations and here for watching our flyer!

Where?

VIVAQUA

Boulevard de l’Impératrice, 17-19

1000 Bruxelles

(100 m from Central Station)

Reward?

A price of 500€ will reward the student with the best master thesis.

How to register?

Participants are asked to send a short CV and an abstract (300 words) to iahbelgium@gmail.com before September, 25.

If you only want to attend without participating to the competition, please confirm your attendance by sending an e-mail with the following information to iahbelgium@gmail.com  before September, 25.

Forename

Name

Address

Mobile number

e-mail


Study Day 2018 – ‘Groundwater process modeling’

When?

Friday, June 01, 2018.

What?

Study Day on ‘Groundwater process modeling’ organized by the Belgian Chapter of IAH.

09.30 – 10.00 – Welcome

10.00 – 11.00 – Presentations

10.00 – 10.05 – Introduction (Marijke HUYSMANS – IAH-Belgium president – VUB/KULeuven)

10.05- 10.20 – Towards IAH Belgium 2021 (Olivier LAGNEAU – IAH-Belgium Vice-President – VIVAQUA)

10.20-  10.40 – Reactive transport modelling of point source contamination in soils and groundwater (Cas NEYENS – VUB)

10.40 – 11.00 – Artificial recharge on a creek ridge for potable water production – simulation as a design tool (Alexander VANDENBOHEDE – De Watergroep)

11.00 – 11.20 – Coffee break

11.20 – 12.20 – Presentations

11.20 – 11.40  – Recovery efficiencies and thermal impact of low and high temperature aquifer – Thermal energy storage (ATES) systems: an analytical, numerical and practical evaluation (Niels HARTOG – KWR Nederland)

11.40 – 12.00 – Can short-term hydrogeological experiments predict the long-term behavior of subsurface reservoirs? An example from shallow geothermy (Tanguy ROBERT – ULiège)

12.00 – 12.20 – Can short-term hydrogeological experiments predict the long-term behavior of subsurface reservoirs? An example from shallow geothermy (Guillaume DE SCHEPPER – Aquale)

12.30 – 13.30 – Lunch

13.30 – 14.00 – Extraordinary General Assembly

14.00 – 16.30 – Visit of managed aquifer recharge site for drinking water production

16.30 – 17.00 – Drink

Where?

IWVA

Bezoekerscentrum De Doornpanne

Doornpannestraat, 1

8670 Koksijde

A lift will be organized from Koksijde station for those coming by train. Departures from Koskijde station are scheduled at  09.15. Additionally, we will try to organize a carpooling from other places.

How to register?

Fill in the registration form and send it to iahbelgium.treasurer@gmail.com before May 28, 2018.


General Assembly 2018 and talks of Prof. Dr. Thomas HERMANS (UGent) and Ms. Katherine NOTT (SWDE) & Mr. Christophe FRIPPIAT (ISSeP)

When?

Friday, January 19, 2018.

What?

General Assembly and talks of Prof. Dr. Thomas Hermans (UGent) and Ms. Katherine Nott (SWDE) & Christophe Frippiat (ISSeP)

14.00 – 14.30 – General Assembly

14.30 – 15.15 – Talk of Prof. Dr. Thomas HERMANS (UGent)

15.15 – 16.00 – Talk of Ms. Katerine NOTT (SWDE) & Christophe FRIPPIAT (ISSeP)

16.00 – Drink

Where?

VIVAQUA

Boulevard de l’Impératrice, 17-19

1000 Bruxelles

(100 m from Central Station)

How to register?

Please, confirm your presence to the General Assembly and/or the talks by e-mail to iahbelgium@gmail.com before January 12, 2017. Registration is free.


Young Hydrogeologists Day 2017

When?

Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 4.00 PM.

What?

A friendly competition between master students 2017 or graduates 2016 with a master thesis in hydrogeology (practical not fundamental research).

Candidates will have 10 minutes to present their master thesis. At the end of the presentation, members of the jury will have 5 minutes to ask questions. Candidates can choose between English, Dutch, or French for their presentation.

Companies will also be present to promote hydrogeology and to show students what could be their professional life in a few years.
Click here for reading the complete competition regulations and here for watching our flyer!

Where?

KU Leuven – Campus Arenberg III

Celestijnenlaan, 200B

3001 Leuven

room 200B 00.16

Reward?

A price of 500€ will reward the student with the best master thesis.

How to register?

Free attendance!

Confirm your attendance by sending an e-mail with the following information to iahbelgium.treasurer@gmail.com  before 6 October 2017:

Forename

Name

Address

Mobile number

e-mail


Study Day 2017 – ‘Urban groundwater’

When?

Friday, June 02, 2017.

What?

Study Day on ‘Urban groundwater’ organized by the Belgian Chapter of IAH.

09.30 – 10.00 – Welcome

10.00 – 11.15 – Presentations

10.00 – 10.25 – Introduction to Urban Hydrogeology (Marijke HUYSMANS – VUB / KULeuven)

10.25 – 10.50 – Development of informatic tools for groundwater management in Brussels (Mathieu AGNIEL – IBGE-BIM)

10.50 – 11.15 – Hydrogeological study of the Bruxellian sands groundwater mass in the Brussels-capital region (Olivier BOUHON – Aquale)

11.15 – 11.45 – Coffee break

11.45 – 12.35 – Presentations

11.45 – 12.10 – Dewatering constraints in an urban environment: case-studies in Flanders (Mathieu DEGROS – AGT)

12.10 – 12.35 – Urban groundwater and underground constructions (Estanislao PUJADES – ULg)

12.35 – 14.00 – Lunch

14.00 – 16.30 – Visit of a redevelopment site in urban area where shallow geothermics based on groundwater of the alluvial aquifer is considered

16.30 – 17.00 – Drink

Where?

University of Liege

Building B52, Quartier Polytech 1, Room TP64

Allée de la Découverte, 9

4000 Liege (Sart-Tilman)

How to register?

Fill in the registration form and send it to iahbelgium.treasurer@gmail.com before May 31, 2017.


General Assembly 2017 and talks of Mr. Pieter Jan HAEST and Mr. Serge BROUYERE

When?

Friday, January 20, 2017.

What?

General Assembly and talks of Mr. Pieter Jan Haest (AGT & KUL) et Mr. Serge Brouyère (ULg).

14.00 – 14.30 – General Assembly

14.30 – 15.15 – Talk of Mr. Pieter Jan Haest (AGT & KUL) : “Big data in hydrogeology: automate the boring stuff and work with the inherent uncertainty”

15.15 – 16.00 – Talk of Mr. Serge Brouyère (ULg): “Statistical description of hydrogeological parameters in the main aquifer contexts in Wallonia”

16.00 – Drink

Where?

VIVAQUA

Boulevard de l’Impératrice, 17-19

1000 Bruxelles

(100 m from Central Station)

How to register?

Please, confirm your presence to the General Assembly and/or the talks by e-mail to iahbelgium@gmail.com before January 13, 2017. Registration is free.


Study Day 2016 – ‘Groundwater and Climate Change’

When?

Friday, June 03, 2016.

What?

Study Day on ‘Groundwater and climate change’ organized by the Belgian Chapter of IAH.

09.30 – 10.00 – Welcome

10.00 – 11.15 – Presentations

11.15 – 11.45 – Coffee break

11.45 – 13.00 – Presentations

13.00 – 14.00 – Lunch

14.00 – 16.30 – Geological field trip in Mol area with Dr. Koen Beerten

16.30 – 17.00 – Drink

Where?

SCK•CEN

Lakehouse

Boeretang 201

2400 Mol

Belgium

A coach from Mol station to SCK•CEN will be organized for participants coming by train. The coach will leave Mol station at 9.30 AM.

How to register?

Fill in the registration form and send it to iahbelgium.treasurer@gmail.com before May 27, 2016.

Attention!

No late registration will be accepted since free access to the site is not allowed for safety reasons.