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Modelling interactions between surface water and groundwater systems

P. Jane Barker

Modelling interactions between surface water and groundwater systems

by P. Jane Barker

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Published by University of Birmingham in Birmingham .
Written in English


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Thesis (Ph.D.) - University of Birmingham, Dept of Civil Engineering.

Statementby P. Jane Barker.
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Open LibraryOL14832994M

  1 Introduction. Interactions between surface water, porewater, and groundwater have been the focus of hydrological research for many decades. Flow of subsurface water into a river can be classified into (i) groundwater that discharges to the river having originally recharged the aquifer some distance from the river, and (ii) water that originated within the river itself and that entered the. significance of groundwater–surface water interactions on nutrient cycles in the brook. The evaluation of groundwater–surface water interactions and nutrient concentrations at different scales in a stream–alluvial aquifer system was challenging because of large spatial variability and complex interactions.

  Groundwater, the largest available store of global freshwater 1, is relied upon by more than two billion people is therefore important to quantify the spatiotemporal interactions between. Of these, ground water is the 2nd smallest but has great importance in terms of human use (see figure 1 from Winter et al. ). In ground water/ surface water interactions, the ground water component is much greater than the surface water, but has much less visibility, and thus attracts less public interest.

The interaction of groundwater and surface water is one of the major concerns in water resources management today. Nearly all surface water bodies interact with groundwater. Therefore, in many cases these two resources need to be treated as a coupled system when looking into water quantity and water quality issues. Mission: To preserve, enhance, and restore water quality through a comprehensive understanding of the hydrologic cycle, with particular focus on collaborative engagement between surface water and groundwater staff, facilitating an increased knowledge of surface water and groundwater interaction.


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Modelling interactions between surface water and groundwater systems by P. Jane Barker Download PDF EPUB FB2

When groundwater flow is modelled, the exchange with the surface-water system is based on assumed boundary conditions. The same applies to the groundwater system when surface-water flow is modelled or a simple empirical rainfall-runoff model is used.

In most cases this simplification is a defendable choice. The simulation cases both verify the model's performance and demonstrate the model's ability to capture seasonal groundwater/surface water interactions. The overall success of the model in simulating conjunctive surface/subsurface flow, mixed boundary conditions and variable soil types demonstrates its utility for future hydrologic by: 1.

The applicable groundwater flow model and mass balance calculation method for river water were constructed to evaluate the change in groundwater recharged by and discharged to different segments of the Kaidu River.

Simulation results show that the entire river seepage in the MEYB increased from to × 10 8 m 3 /year between and Cited by: 2. Modeling GW/SW Interactions zMODFLOW – River package – simulate effects of flow between surface water feature and ground water systems zStreams are divided into reaches so that each reach is completely contained in a single cell zStream-aquifer seepage is simulated between each reach and the model cell that contains that reachFile Size: KB.

potential for quantifying interactions, the fluxes between groundwater and surface water are not well - characterized (1). The boundary, by definition, is underwater, which makes measurementAuthor: Laura Toran.

ciples of interactions between groundwater and surface water (GW–SW) is needed for effective management of water resources. In recent years, as Winter () points out, studies of GW–SW interactions have expanded in scope to include studies of headwater streams, lakes, wetlands, and estu-aries.

The interaction between groundwater and lakes has. Abstract. The interactions between groundwater and surface water are complex. To understand these interactions in relation to climate, landform, geology, and biotic factors, a sound hydrogeoecological framework is needed.

All these aspects are synthesized and exemplified in. Dinesh Kumar, in Water Policy Science and Politics, Groundwater-Surface Water Interactions. The hydrologic science dealing with groundwater-surface water interaction is quite well developed as is evident from the publication of UNESCO that dealt with the subject (Wright, ).Groundwater-surface water interactions in wetlands are controlled by difference in heads of.

Ground-water flow modeling is an important tool fre-quently used in studies of ground-water systems. Reviewers and users of these studies have a need to evaluate the accuracy or reasonableness of. Results illustrate nested systems of local and regional groundwater convergence as well and multiscale interactions between groundwater and surface water.

The ability of the model to capture these complex interactions demonstrates the utility of integrated modeling in advancing our understanding of groundwater in large heterogeneous domains that are difficult to evaluate with.

These interactions take many forms. In many situations, surface-water bodies gain water and solutes from ground-water systems and in others the surface-water body is a source of ground-water recharge and causes changes in ground-water quality.

Research Highlights Rapidly growing interest in groundwater-surface water exchange processes. Research on groundwater-surface water interactions has become multidisciplinary. New focus on linkages between hydrology, biogeochemistry and ecology.

Development of new methods and models to quantify spatial and temporal patterns. Challenges remain in transferring process. water planning that deals with the interaction between surface and groundwater systems. In many of Australia’s river basins extraction of large volumes of groundwater in close proximity to major streams and rivers has the potential to reduce stream flows (and in some instances already has).

The interactions of groundwater with surface waters such as streams, lakes, wetlands, or oceans are relevant for a wide range of reasons—for example, drinking water resources may rely on hydrologic fluxes between groundwater and surface water.

However, nutrients and pollutants can also be transported across the interface and experience transformation, enrichment, or retention along the. Abstract. The interactions between groundwater and surface water are complex.

To understand these interactions in relation to climate, landform, geology, and biotic factors, a sound hydrogeoecological framework is needed.

All these aspects are synthesized and exemplified in this overview. In addition, the mechanisms of interactions between groundwater and surface water (GW–SW) as they affect. The groundwater conceptualization and model represent the Arikaree River groundwater system of Southern Yuma County where there is significant hydro-geological connection between the Ogallala and alluvial aquifers.

Analytical and numerical models presented in. Guidelines for groundwater-surface water interactions modelling 5 The target audience for this document is practising river system and catchment modellers with an appropriate background who are interested in incorporating GW-SW interactions in their river planning models, i.e.

it is not a text book. Historically, surface water and ground water models have been developed separately as two individual entities. The interaction between them is usually taken into account as a boundary condition in groundwater modelling, while it is ignored in surface water modelling.

Surface water and groundwater interactions in natural and mining impacted mountain hydrologic modeling. Critical Zone development, climatic conditions, and ecosystem groundwater flow system with apparent mean residence times of 5, to 10, years.

Use of a simple surface–groundwater interaction model to inform water management. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences: Vol. 56, Surface water and groundwater: understanding the importance of their connections, pp. For example, interactions between surface water flows and groundwater flows can be adjusted by specifying the percentage of water that is distributed across the boundaries.

An early objective of this study was to develop a regional groundwater model of the Souss Basin, Morocco that was calibrated to accurately predict the movement of water.A rigorous quantitative understanding of the interactions and feedback mechanisms between surface water and groundwater is therefore essential for preserving our current water resources and the ecosystems that depend on them.

However, the current state of the art suggests that our quantitative approaches are still far from adequate.The movement of water between groundwater and surface-water systems leads to the mixing of their water qualities.

High quantities of nutrients or other dissolved chemicals in surface water can be transferred to the connected groundwater system.

Learn More. Water as One Resource (Webinar), American Geosciences Institute.