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The Hydrogeology of the Superficial Deposits

Organised by: Hydrogeological Group and Contaminated Land Group of the Geological Society

Following on from the highly successful Hydrogeology of the Chalk Conference in 2018, the Hydrogeological Group of the Geological Society (supported by the Contaminated Land Group) will be holding a two-day conference on the Hydrogeology of the Superficial Deposits in May 2019.

Covering current practice and future challenges in the management of superficial aquifers in the UK and elsewhere, the conference will focus on the characterisation of superficial deposit groundwater resources and their role in flood risk and surface water / ecosystem support during the first day. The second day will focus on the role of man-made activities in changing the hydrogeology of superficial deposits (including physical engineering, abstraction, water quality and contaminated land).

Abstracts (for either oral presentations and posters) are sought for sessions including geology, flow processes, groundwater / surface water interaction modelling, flooding, climate change, engineering infrastructure, ground treatment effects, quarries, natural water quality variation, hydroecology influences and contaminated land influences on water quality.

Student and multi day discount
Buffet lunch
Drinks reception after each day

Abstracts: (Note new extended abstract submission deadline!)

Abstracts (less than 300 words, including provisional title and author(s)) should be submitted to by Wednesday 23rd January 2019.

Keynote speakers:

To be announced……


  • Claire Howarth (Mott MacDonald)
  • Alex Davis (Surrey County Council)
  • Simon Cook (Southern Water)
  • Angela Haslam (Environment Agency)
  • Rolf Farrell (Environment Agency)


We would welcome sponsorship for this conference. Sponsors will receive a promotion at the event. Details can be provided on request. If you would like to find out more please contact Claire Howarth ( ).




Registration rates:

Registration Type Rate
Geological Society Member (Both days (limited numbers) £160
Geological Society member: Day 1 £90
Geological Society member: Day 2 £90
Non Geological Society member: Both days (limited numbers) £260
Non Geological Society member: Day 1 £140
Non Geological Society member: Day 2 £140
Student (limited numbers): Day 1 £25
Student (limited numbers): Day 2 £25

Registration rates include catering and an evening wine reception on 11th July.

Please note: registrations opens:

Please note that the Hydrogeological Group is not a VAT registered organisation and VAT is not charged on registration fees.