The 'IMVUL' network research involves a series of inter-related research projects aimed at increasing knowledge of the processes that control groundwater vulnerability and developing predictive tools for groundwater contamination, transport and vulnerability. Groundwater resources are becoming increasingly important to humanity.
Research methodologies fall into three main categories: aquifer case studies, laboratory-based research and modeling techniques. A range of groundwater vulnerability issues will be investigated in a series of case study aquifers. Laboratory experiments will provide controlled conditions under which specific processes can be closely observed, and high resolution, high quality measurements taken. Application and development of a range of modeling techniques will be used to further the understanding of the physical, chemical and biological processes important for groundwater vulnerability issues.
Projects for ESRs (early stage researchers) are aimed at providing broad training in research methodologies for groundwater vulnerability while projects for ERs (experienced researchers) focus on more advanced topics to broaden and deepen existing research experience and to provide specialized training in techniques for investigating groundwater vulnerability.
Eleven of the projects are designed for ESRs (early stage researchers) and intended as PhD projects over 36 month periods. Four of the projects are aimed at ERs (experienced researchers) and are intended to be of 24 month duration. The ER projects are focused on developing new laboratory or modeling techniques or exploring the complementarities of methods; they are designed to provide in-depth training in specific techniques which will build on ERs’ existing training.
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