Groundwater Modeling

The Desert Research Institute Groundwater Modeling group conducts research in the areas of unsaturated, saturated and multiphase flow, and heat and solute transport modeling activities in porous and fractured geologic media. Current research directions and expertise include predictions of water supply in arid systems, contaminant transport predictions in the context of parametric and conceptual uncertainty, design of monitoring well networks in support of natural attenuation strategies, geothermal reservoir simulation, integration of groundwater and surface water models, value of information analysis, and theoretical development and implementation of novel groundwater flow and transport equations and solutions. Current modeling projects are sponsored by local, state and federal agencies.

Research projects related to "groundwater modeling" are listed below.
Utilization of Thermal-Mechanical-Hydrologic-Chemical Coupled Modeling to Investigate Fracture Network Permeability Evolution During Enhanced Geothermal System Stimulation at Desert Peak, Nevada
Towards Developing Automated Remotely Sensed Energy Balance Fluxes in the Central Valley
Development of Macropores in the Subsurface by Burrowing Organisms & their Impacts on Infiltration, Runoff, and Contaminant Transport Characteristics
Groundwater Model Development to Assess Fluid Flux at the Buena Vista Mine
Technical Research Engineering and Development DOE/NNSA/NSO contract (TREDS) - CEMP
Technical Research Engineering and Development DOE/NNSA/NSO contract (TREDS) - CRMP and AIP
Technical Research Engineering and Development DOE/NNSA/NSO contract (TREDS) - Soils
Technical Research Engineering and Development DOE/NNSA/NSO contract (TREDS) - UGTA
Groundwater Model Development to Assess Aquifer Recharge and Recovery in the City of Fernley
Canal lining and afforestation to prevent raised groundwater tables and field salinization in Khorezm, Uzbekistan
Use of FRACK to Quantify Flow through Fractured Rock at Folsom Dam, California
How Do Length-Aperture Correlations Influence Flow and Transport Characteristics of Fractured Rock Masses?
Mixing-controlled reactive transport in porous media: A combined study of stochastic models and laboratory experiments
Investigation of Methods of Potential Value to Monitor Groundwater Recharge in the Mountains of California
Tamarisk Control - Evapotranspiration (ET) Monitoring and Analysis in Phreatophyte Areas
Developing an Aquatic Community Restoration Plan for Travertine & Texas Springs
Nevada Infrastructure for Climate Change Science, Education, and Outreach
Nevada Infrastructure for Climate Change Science, Education, and Outreach
WAIS DIVIDE - High Temporal Resolution Black Carbon Record of Southern Hemisphere Biomass Burning
Development of a Validated Groundwater Flow Model of Pahrump Valley
Developing an Aquatic Community Restoration Plan for Travertine & Texas Springs
Rosewood Creek Stream Environment Zone Restoration Monitoring: Washoe County, Nevada
Development of a BMP Performance Assessment and Data Analysis System for the Tahoe Integrated Information Management System (TIIMS)
Predicting and Managing Changes in Near-Shore Water Quality
Impact of the Lower and Middle Rosewood Creek Restoration Projects on the Delivery of Nutrients and Suspended Sediment to Lake Tahoe
Technical Support to the DOE Office of Legacy Management
Collaborative Research: Norwegian-United States IPY Scientific Traverse: Climate Variability and Glaciology in East Antarctica
Development of Tools and Solutions to Optimize the Operations of the Truckee River based on the Requirements of the Truckee River Operating Agreement
Technical Research, Engineering and Development Services for NNSA/NSO (TREDS)
Cover Renovation Study: Study Site Selection, Lysimeter Design, and Instrumentation Procurement
Trace and Ultra-Trace Chemistry Measurements of the WAIS Divide Ice Core
Field Evaluation of Polyacrylamide (PAM) Effectiveness and Laboratory Studies to Assess Microbial Degradation (PAM IV)
A New Method of Estimating Soil Hydraulic Parameter Uncertainty and Heterogeneity Using Bayesian Updating and an Artifical Neural Network
Perform Studies to Understand and Improve the Quality of Real Time Hydrologic Data Acquisition Storage, and Usage to Improve Water Management of the Truckee-Carson River System
Wyoming Weather Modification
Regionally Based Clean Water Activities
Sustainability of Semi-Arid Hydrology and Riparian Areas