Ineson Lecture 2014: Groundwater and Hydrocarbon Change
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September 25, 2014

This year’s Ineson Lecture is on Monday 6 October 2014 at the Geological Society, Burlington House, London. The meeting is jointly convened by the International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH) British Chapter and the Hydrogeological Group of the Geological Society, with a focus on evolving groundwater-related issues from hydrocarbon exploitation and use, including conventional and innovative hydrocarbon fuels, shale gas and oil sands.

Professor Jim F. Barker from the Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences, University of Waterloo, Canada, will present the Ineson Lecture 2014: ‘From BTEX, coal tar creosotes and fuel additives at Borden to Canada’s oil sands: Evolving hydrocarbon threats to groundwater’. Professor Barker has extensive research experience in groundwater contamination by organic chemicals, especially petroleum hydrocarbons and industrial chemicals. He is currently developing and critically assessing novel groundwater and soil remedial technologies, often under controlled conditions at the Borden Research Aquifer Facilities and is also involved in research on water quality issues for the development of Canada’s oil sands.

Supporting speakers from industry, regulation and research fields in the UK will present on further aspects of hydrocarbons and groundwater.

You need to hurry if you would like to attend the Ineson Lecture as registration is required by Friday 26 September.