The Groundwater Modellers' Forum provides an opportunity for the UK groundwater modelling community to:
Exchange experience and knowledge on practical and scientific issues;
Explore methods and agree best practice on groundwater modelling;
Forge links with academia;
Make recommendations on best practice and future R&D work.
It aims to meet these objectives by organising one or two workshops a year. The workshops are supported by the
Environment Agency and are open to all who are actively involved in the topic area for that workshop and can
contribute to the discussion both prior to and during the day. In the past this has included staff from water
companies, universities, consultants, regulators, research institutes and the Met Office.
A workshop usually begins with a challenge laid down by three or four keynote speakers on the day's topic. The
heart of each workshop is the small discussion groups where we explore how we can improve both our operational
modelling and the science that supports it. A summary of what has been agreed is distributed by email and
posted on this website. A charge is made for each workshop to cover the costs of the meeting rooms.
The Groundwater Modellers' Forum is run by a steering committee. If you wish to raise any matters with the
committee please contact Jeanne Thompson.
Note, the Groundwater Modellers' Forum is not linked to the UK Groundwater Forum. However, the UK
Groundwater Forum supports the aims of the Groundwater Modellers' Forum and maintains this section of
the web site to enable dissemination of information on its workshops.
The next workshop titled “Regional Groundwater Modelling in the UK: past, present, future” reflects on the development of regional groundwater models for water resources purposes across the United Kingdom. It also provides the opportunity to take a strategic look forward into where groundwater modelling in the UK is heading in the future.
The workshop will be held on the 19th of November 2009 between 9:45am and 4pm at the Priory Rooms, central Birmingham.
Past Groundwater Modelling Workshops