Electrical Hydrogeology: A Picture Is Worth 1,000 Wells
  • Devonport Lecture Theatre, Portland Square Building

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The science of hydrogeology was developed by creating conceptual models of the subsurface based on chemical or physical hydrogeology principles. 

Numerical and analytical modelling added significantly to the science to understand how best to sample and test these subsurface ideas. The ability to collect high density electrical data on an academic and commercial basis has allowed us to make several new advancements in the science. 

This lecture will look at how electrical data can allow us to determine the location of flowpaths, find meter-scale structures that change our conceptual models, and monitor life in the subsurface as it grows. Examples will include water supply in porous media and karst domains as well as contaminated sites affected by microbial activity.

This lecture is open to all and doors open at 18:30 for 19:00 start. Email sarah.boulton@plymouth.ac.uk for any queries.

About the speaker

Professor Todd Halihan, PhD, PGp, is a Professor of Geology at Oklahoma State University and Chief Technical Officer for Aestus LLC. His professional interests centre on subsurface characterisation and sustainable water supply. He has worked on over 200 different research and commercial sites in more than 30 U.S. states and overseas. His international research work has occurred in Australia, Bahamas, Brazil, Mexico, and South Africa along with a number of other countries on a commercial basis. He has also spent a significant amount of time in his home state of Oklahoma evaluating the Arbuckle Group of carbonates and associated springs.

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