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"Bridging the Gap between Measurement and Modeling in Heterogeneous Media"

International Groundwater Symposium organized by IAHR and co-sponsored by IAHS, AGU, and ASCE/EWRI

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Berkeley, CA

March 25-28, 2002

It is widely recognized that site characterization and modeling are closely interconnected and that successful work in one requires thorough understanding of the other. The purpose of the Symposium is to bring together hydrogeologists, geologists, hydrologists and engineers collecting and analyzing field measurements or conducting lab experiments with those focused more on modeling. The Symposium will provide a forum for a dialog and exchange of ideas, which will enhance the ability of both groups to better describe and understand flow and transport processes in heterogeneous media. The Symposium aims also at promoting the dialog between researchers and practicing engineers and scientists.

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General Topics:

  • Flow & transport processes in heterogeneous media
  • Innovative field measurement & interpretation methods
  • Characterization of heterogeneous media
  • Theory and application of upscaling methods
  • Effective parameters & processes in heterogeneous media
  • Management & optimization under uncertainty

With Applications in:

  • Heterogeneous saturated & vadose zones
  • Multi-phase processes in heterogeneous media
  • Fractured media


The Symposium will be held at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) in Berkeley, California. Details on the location of the Lab are online.


Register here for the 2002 International Groundwater Symposium.

Please remember to register before January 18, 2002 for a lower registration fee level.

Registration Fees

$300 for IAHR, IAHS, AGU and ASCE/EWRI members; $325 for others (before January 18, 2002); the online registration will be available on October 1, 2001.

$350 (after January 18, 2002)

A limited number of reduced registration positions ($100) will be available for students. Students can apply for the reduced registration fee.


  • June 1, 2001: Submission of Abstracts
  • June 15, 2001: Decision about tentative acceptance of papers based on abstracts
  • August 10, 2001: Submission of full length papers for review
  • September 21, 2001: Decision about acceptance of papers; Review comments to authors
  • September 30, 2001: Deadline for preregistration. No payment required. Because of limited space those interested in attending the Symposium are urged to preregister. Based on the number of preregistrations by September 30, the Organizing Committee will reserve the auditorium where the Symposium will be held. After September 30, additional participants will be accepted only as long as the total number of participants does not exceed the capacity of the reserved auditorium.
  • November 30, 2001: Submission of final full length papers for inclusion in the proceedings
  • January 18, 2002: Final day for registering at reduced registration fee.
  • February 24, 2002: Final day for hotel reservations at the Hotel Durant and Holiday Inn Express
  • March 3, 2002: Final day for hotel reservations at the Radisson Hotel Berkeley Marina
  • March 25-28, 2002: Symposium

Instructions for full manuscript preparation

Manuscripts should not exceed approximately 8 single-space pages (including figures), or approximately 4,000 words. Authors who feel that it is essential for the integrity of the presentation of their work to submit a longer manuscript, should contact the Organizing Committee. The manuscripts should be typed using Times New Roman 12 pt font.

Manuscripts should be submitted as Word files by e-mail to by August 10, 2001. Authors who wish to submit their manuscripts using different format should contact first the Organizing Committee.

Organizing Committee

Contact Information

For more information or questions on the technical program contact

Angelos Findikakis
Bechtel National Inc. (mail stop 50/11/B32)
P.O. Box 3965
San Francisco, Ca 94119-3965, U.S.A.
tel. 415-768-8550
fax 415-768-4898

For more information on travel arrangements see hotel accommodations and maps and transportation to the laboratory or contact

Keynote and Invited Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Gedeon Dagan
Wolfgang Kinzelbach
Ghislain de Marsilly
Schlomo Neuman
Yvonne Tsang
Peter Wierenga

Invited Speakers

Akhil Datta-Gupta
Perry McCarty
Ivars Neretnieks
Robert Ritzi
Georg Teutsch
Steve Yabusaki

Papers submitted

The list of submitted papers, as of November 11, 2001, is available as an Excel spreadsheet. In order to read the paper titles and authors, you must have Excel on your computer and you must download the paper title file to your computer. To download the file, just click on this link, save the file to your desktop, and then open it with Excel. The detailed Symposium Agenda is now available and can also be downloaded by clicking on this link, save the file to your desktop and open it with Excel.


The proceedings of the Symposium will include a hard copy volume with extended abstracts of all papers, and a CD ROM with the full papers. The proceedings will be prepared for distribution at the Symposium.

The Organizing Committee has made arrangements to publish a significant number of the papers presented in the Symposium in a special issue of the IAHR Journal of Hydraulic Research. Upon review of the manuscripts, the authors will be advised by the organizing committee whether their paper has the potential for being published in the special issue. The authors, whose papers will be selected for publication in the special issue of the Journal, will also have the opportunity to revise their manuscripts based on comments and discussions at the Symposium and resubmit them for the special Journal issue. The papers then will undergo the normal peer review, in accordance with the rules of the Journal. Papers presented in both oral and poster sessions are qualified for inclusion in the special issue of the journal.

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