We’re back: please join our FREE webinar on Aquathermy

November 3rd from 13.30-15.00, we organize a webinar about Aquathermy with the aim of:

  • Sharing knowledge and research topics on aquathermy
  • Exploring the need for a platform, on national, European and/or international level
This webinar is a great opportunity for EU utilities, market parties, knowledge institutions and the Dutch and European governments at the level of management, strategy and policy, to share ideas within and learn from the aquathermy knowledge network. Our organizing partners are Netwerk Aqua Thermie and Waternet.

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Effect of source location on the spread of groundwater contamination by open geothermal energy systems
Due to the growing demand for sustainable energy, the number of open geothermal energy systems (also known as ATES (for aquifer thermal energy storage) systems) is increasing. However, there are many contaminants, especially in cities, due to past industrialisation. If ATES systems are installed there, the pollution may spread and dilute, as these systems simultaneously extract and infiltrate groundwater. This is especially the case if the shallow aquifer is used for ATES application. Because dispersion and dilution of pollution is not desirable, it is important to understand the mechanisms of dispersion and any control measures.
Groundwater drainage in New Orleans
Greater New Orleans in Louisiana consists of three parishes: Orleans Parish, Jefferson Parish and St. Bernard Parish. They are almost completely surrounded by water: Lake Pontchartrain to the north, the Mississippi River to the south, Lake Borgne to the east and wetlands to both the east and west. These wet borders and the fact that a large part of New Orleans lies below sea level create major flooding and drainage problems. Due to the bowl-like shape of these parishes, almost all rain that falls in the area, and seepage that rises, can only be drained off with extensive pumping systems or by evaporation. This drainage system, together with the wastewater system and the drinking water network, plays a crucial role in groundwater drainage and recharge.
Drinking water treatments and their potential toxicity
Water treatment processes are essential for drinking water production but may produce unintended transformation products. Identifying these products and their potential toxicity (hazards) is necessary to guarantee safe drinking water. Predictive toxicology can speed up and improve the assessment of these substances.
Global Water Agenda
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