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GWMR Special Issue on Remediating Complex Sites

Submit Your Work for GWMR Special Issue on Remediating Complex Sites

Groundwater Monitoring & Remediation has issued a call for papers for a special issue focusing on investigating and remediating complex sites.

Groundwater remediation and protection remain a challenge at many sites due to complexities in aquifer structure, for example from sediment stratigraphy or fracture distributions, contaminant characteristics, and the dynamic interactions between the geological media, contaminants and microorganisms. To address the challenge, hydrologists must continue to improve methods to accurately characterize this complexity as well as identify and quantify the key processes that control contaminant fate and transport.

A comprehensive understanding of these factors can then be brought to bear on the design of remediation systems that circumvent problems and even make use of the processes themselves to mitigate contaminant threats.

In this special issue, we invite authors to present their latest research and case studies related to investigating and remediating complex sites. Topics of interest include but are not limited to the following:

· Improved approaches for complex site characterization and monitoring

· The role of site conceptual models in guiding investigations

· Characterization to understand a site vs. characterization to inform remediation

· Improved approaches for site remediation

· Development of new data analysis and simulation methods

· High-quality case studies with insights applicable to other sites

· The economics of complex site management and remediation

· Urban settings and sites with extensive, buried infrastructure

· Alternative metrics for site assessment and remediation

The guest editors for this special issue are Gaisheng Liu, Ph.D. of the Kansas Geological Survey and Murray Einarson, PG, CEG, CHG of Haley & Aldrich Inc.

GWMR is currently targeting publication of this focus issue for publication in 2023.

Please send a brief synopsis of your proposed manuscript by June 30, 2022, to Liu ( or Einarson ( Final papers are due by November 30, 2022. All manuscript submissions will be subject to the normal GWMR peer review process.

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