AquaResource to Present Paper at DHI Conference in Copenhagen

In September 2010, AquaResource will be presenting the results of a MNR pilot study comparing various conjunctive model codes, at the 2010 DHI Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Conjunctive models include the complete representations of both surface and groundwater systems, and are able to better simulate interactions and feedbacks between the two systems than traditional modelling approaches.  This is particularly relevant in watersheds with significant groundwater/surface water interactions, or when assessing impacts on the surface water system, given changes to the groundwater system.

Three conjunctive models were compared as part of this pilot study; HydroGeoSphere, a University of Waterloo model code; GSFLOW, a USGS model code utilizing MODLOW for groundwater and PRMS for surface water; and MIKE-SHE, a DHI model code. The pilot study included a comparison of model capabilities and algorithms, as well as the development, calibration and application of each model code for Subwatershed 19 of the Credit River.  A second application of MIKE-SHE was completed for Mill Creek within the Grand River watershed.

For more information on this model comparison, please contact either David Van Vliet or Sam Bellamy.