The Hydrogeology Research Group conducts research and knowledge transfer to society in the fields of subsurface hydrology and bio-geochemistry. The Group works on the characterization of permeable media by hydraulic data, hydrochemical and environmental isotope. Applications include groundwater resources, aquifer management, saltwater intrusion, managed aquifer recharge, and transport of pathogenic microorganisms in the subsurface.
The methods span several scales, from the pore to regional aquifers, strongly based on quantitative methods, with the use of numerical modeling of flow and mass transport including bio catalysed chemical reactions. Emphasis is placed on process understanding, based on experimental efforts at the laboratory and the field, leading to model conceptualization of complex phenomena in the field of Water Resources that need to be addressed by new computing.