Hydrogeological Numerical Modeling and Geophysics

Hydrogeological Numerical Modeling and Geophysics

Analysis of aquifer reservoirs in fractured basement rocks

Rene Lefebvre (INRS-ETE) and Christine Rivard (GSC-Quebec)

The objective of this project which is part of the PACES in Montérégie-Est is to develop tools and approaches to adequately characterize the different types of aquifers composed of fractured rock units. The hydraulic and fracture characterization of the region’s fractured-rock aquifers will be completed and the information obtained will be integrated into a numerical model of the regional groundwater flow.

Remote Sensing in support of Groundwater Studies  

Shusen Wang

Groundwater provides drinking water to about one third of all Canadians and up to 80% of the rural population. The protection of clean water supplies has been identified as a national priority. This project addresses the government needs to better understand the dynamics and vulnerability of groundwater resources through developing remote sensing-based modelling tools and data products for key regional aquifers.

Geophysical study of deep aquifers for the geological storage of CO

Bernard Giroux

This program is integrated within the Research Chair in Geological Sequestration of CO2. The objective is to understand the effects of CO2 on seismic and electric responses for deep saline aquifers and determine how to quantify these effects in situ. The main goal is to obtain precise and economical monitoring techniques to ensure the safety of the geological storage of CO2.

Geostatistical integration of borehole geophysical and hydrogeological data for aquifer characterization at the local and regional scales 

Erwan Gloaguen

The objectives of this research program are: 1) to apply innovative borehole geophysical surveying methods to the hydrogeological characterization of aquifers to better account for their heterogeneity, 2) to develop approaches based on the geostatistical integration of geophysical and geological data to obtain 3D images of the spatial distribution of the deposits, and 3) to integrate borehole geophysical and hydrogeological data to build several hydrogeological models at the scale of a test site.

CLIMB: Integrated approaches to reduce uncertainties in the analysis of climate change impacts on water resources 

Claudio Paniconi

This project is part of an important European research program called CLIMB. The main goal here is to assess the risk and vulnerability for freshwater resources and to develop adaptation strategies to ensure sustainable management of these resources. The tools obtained will be applied to watersheds in the Mediterranean basin and in Quebec. Other INRS-ETE researchers involved are: Monique Bernier, Norman Bergeron, Karem Chokmani and Taha Ouarda

Integrated hydrological modeling to improve the management of water resources and the analysis of climate change impacts 

Claudio Paniconi

Bilateral collaborative project (Quebec/Italy) to develop advanced simulation models applicable to environmental problems related to or affected by the hydrological cycle and to obtain and analyse observational data for several study sites where the simulation models will be applied.

Characterization and modeling of heterogeneity in local and regional aquifer systems 

René Lefebvre

The objective of this research program is to better characterize aquifer systems and better represent their dynamics using numerical models. It is essential to understand groundwater flow dynamics at the regional and local scales to improve the management of aquifer systems and ensure their protection.