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See detailCarte hydrogéologique, Hotton - Dochamps 55/5-6, 1/25.000 : [notice explicative]
Ruthy, Ingrid ULg; Dassargues, Alain ULg

Book published by Ministère de la Région wallonne, Direction générale des ressources naturelles et de l'environnement - Edition provisoire : septembre 2006 (2006)

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See detailCarte hydrogéologique, Aye - Marche-en-Famenne 54/7-8, 1/25.000 : [notice explicative]
Ruthy, Ingrid ULg; Dassargues, Alain ULg

Book published by Ministère de la Région wallonne, Direction générale des ressources naturelles et de l'environnement - Edition provisoire : juillet 2006 (2006)

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See detailCarte hydrogéologique de Wallonie, Maffe - Grandhan 54/3-4, 1/25.000 : [notice explicative]
Ruthy, Ingrid ULg; Dassargues, Alain ULg

Book published by Ministère de la Région wallonne, Direction générale des ressources naturelles et de l'environnement - Edition provisoire : juillet 2006 (2006)

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See detailCarte hydrogéologique de Wallonie, Maffe - Grandhan 54/3-4
Ruthy, Ingrid ULg; Dassargues, Alain ULg

Cartographic material (2006)

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See detailCarte hydrogéologique de Wallonie, Aye - Marche-en-Famenne 54/7-8
Ruthy, Ingrid ULg; Dassargues, Alain ULg

Cartographic material (2006)

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See detailCarte hydrogéologique de Wallonie, Alleur - Liège 42/1-2
Ruthy, Ingrid ULg; Dassargues, Alain ULg

Cartographic material (2006)

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See detailSimulations MOHICAN pour la statistique des débits maxima (projet STATHY) : bassins de la Warchenne, la Wamme et la Gueule
Deliège, Jean-François ULg; Bourouag, Mohamed ULg; Smitz, Joseph ULg et al

Report (2006)

Le modèle MOHICAN (« Modèle hydrologique intégré pour le calcul des crues et l’amplitude des niveaux d’eau ») a été développé conjointement par l’Université de Liège (Laboratoire d’hydrodynamique ... [more ▼]

Le modèle MOHICAN (« Modèle hydrologique intégré pour le calcul des crues et l’amplitude des niveaux d’eau ») a été développé conjointement par l’Université de Liège (Laboratoire d’hydrodynamique appliquée, Laboratoire de Géologie de l’Ingénieur et d’Hydrogéologie, Centre d’Etude et de Modélisation de l’environnement) et la Faculté Universitaire des Sciences Agronomiques de Gembloux (Unité d’Hydraulique agricole) pour le compte et avec le support du Ministère de l’Equipement et des Transports, Service d’Etudes Hydrologiques (MET/SETHY) de la Région wallonne. Dans le cadre du projet STATHY visant à établir la cartographie des zones d’inondation en région Wallonne, il était nécessaire de disposer de séries étendues de débits horaires pour chaque sous-bassin versant. Le modèle MOHICAN a été utilisé à la demande du SETHY pour générer ces données sur 14 années (1991 à 2004) pour 3 sous-bassins pour lesquels la Région Wallonne ne disposait pas de données horaires suffisantes : • La Warchenne à Malmédy (+/- 29 km²), • La Wamme à Hargimont (+/- 81 km²), • La Gueule à Sippenaeken (+/- 120 km²). [less ▲]

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See detailCarte hydrogéologique de Alleur - Liège 42/1-2, 1/25.000 : [notice explicative]
Ruthy, Ingrid ULg; Dassargues, Alain ULg

Book published by Ministère de la Région wallonne, DGRNE - Première édition: 2002 - Actualisation partielle : mai 2006 (2006)

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See detailCaractérisation des nappes aquifères: une nécessité pour leur protection et leur gestion
Dassargues, Alain ULg

Scientific conference (2006, February 23)

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See detailDescription of hydrogeological conditions in the Geer sub-catchment and synthesis of available data for groundwater modelling
Orban, Philippe ULg; Batlle-Aguilar, Jordi; Goderniaux, Pascal ULg et al

Report (2006)

In the framework of Workpackage R3 Meuse, the Hydrogeology Group of the University of Liège (HGULg) will develop a groundwater flow and transport model for the Geer sub-catchment (tributary of the Meuse ... [more ▼]

In the framework of Workpackage R3 Meuse, the Hydrogeology Group of the University of Liège (HGULg) will develop a groundwater flow and transport model for the Geer sub-catchment (tributary of the Meuse). This model will be used for collaborations HYDRO H1 and TREND T2. The deliverable describes the hydrogeological conditions prevailing in the sub-catchment and provides a synthesis of available data for groundwater and transport modelling. [less ▲]

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See detailGeo-electrical data fusion by stochastic co-conditioning simulations for delineating groundwater protection zones
Dassargues, Alain ULg

in CMWR XVI - Computational Methods in Water Resources (2006)

In hydrogeology, advances in the delimitation of protection zones are made by the use of stochastic simulations integrating all available data. In practice, due to the few available measurements of the ... [more ▼]

In hydrogeology, advances in the delimitation of protection zones are made by the use of stochastic simulations integrating all available data. In practice, due to the few available measurements of the main parameters (hard data), it is very useful to integrate several secondary properties of the media as indirect data (soft data) to reduce the uncertainty of the results. In aquifers, most of the solute spreading is governed by the hydraulic conductivity (K) spatial variability, which is generally considered as the main uncertain parameter. A stochastic approach integrating hydraulic conductivity measurements (hard data), head observations and shallow electrical resistivity tomography (soft data) is presented. Results are discussed on a synthetic and on a practical case. It is shown in practice how the uncertainty of the well capture zone probability distribution (CaPD) can be reduced. Since geophysical data and head observations are easier to collect on the field then hydraulic conductivity measurements, they are generally more abundant. The methodology presented can even be used in real applications when little or no information is available about the hydraulic properties, through the conditioning on geophysical data and/or head observations. [less ▲]

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See detailEffect of excavation induced fractures on radionuclide migration through the Boom Clay (Belgium)
Huysmans, Marijke; Berckmans, Arne; Dassargues, Alain ULg

in Applied Clay Science (2006), 33(3-4), 207-218

In Belgium, the Boom Clay is being evaluated as a potential host formation for the disposal of high-level nuclear waste. In order to investigate this option, an underground research facility composed of ... [more ▼]

In Belgium, the Boom Clay is being evaluated as a potential host formation for the disposal of high-level nuclear waste. In order to investigate this option, an underground research facility composed of two access shafts and 200m of galleries was excavated. Excavation induced fractures were observed in a zone of approximately 1 m around the galleries. In this study, the potential effect of these fractures on radionuclide migration in the Boom Clay is investigated. Therefore, a hydrogeological model of the clay is built with a radionuclide source in the middle of the clay layer surrounded by different fracture configurations. Two types of fracture configurations are inserted in the model. The first type of fracture properties is drawn stochastically from the probability distributions of the properties of the fractures observed around previously excavated galleries. These fracture patterns are considered to be realistic although in this study it is conservatively assumed that no self-sealing occurs. The model is run for a large number of stochastically drawn fracture configurations and the results are compared to a model without fractures. These calculations show that the radionuclide fluxes through the clay are not significantly influenced by these fractures. For the second type of fracture configurations, the fracture properties are varied over a much larger range. Hypothetical fractures with much higher values of fracture extent, aperture, dip and frequency than observed are modeled, With these hypothetical fracture configurations, the critical values of the fracture parameters are determined that must be exceeded to have a significant effect on the radionuclide fluxes through the clay. These calculations show that the extent of the fractured zone has the largest effect on radionuclide migration. The other fracture parameters (aperture, spacing and dip) have a limited effect on the radionuclide fluxes. To obtain a total radionuclide flux through the lower clay boundary that is respectively 10%, 50% and 100% larger than without a fractured zone, the extent of the hypothetical fractured zone should be respectively 27.97 m, 43.86 m and 46.92 m. Such fractures are not expected to be generated by mechanical excavation in the Boom Clay. The obtained critical extent values of the hypothetical fractures are a factor 30 to 40 higher than the measured values of the extent of the excavation disturbed zone. These calculations thus indicate that it is very unlikely that the extent of the fractured zone around the galleries will be large enough to have a significant effect on the radionuclide fluxes through the Boom Clay. This conclusion is further supported by the conservative assumption that no self-sealing occurs. These calculations can function as a preliminary robustness test in ongoing safety analysis studies. (c) 2006 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. [less ▲]

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See detailA framework for an optimised groundwater monitoring network and aggregated indicators
Rentier, Céline; Delloye, Francis; Brouyère, Serge ULg et al

in Environmental Geology (2006), 50(2), 194-201

The implementation of the Water Framework Directive (EU 2000) requires a groundwater quality monitoring. It is used for characterisation of the 'good' chemical status of each groundwater body and for the ... [more ▼]

The implementation of the Water Framework Directive (EU 2000) requires a groundwater quality monitoring. It is used for characterisation of the 'good' chemical status of each groundwater body and for the restoration or protection purposes of those bodies already at 'good' status. Interpretative aspects are lying in the design of monitoring network and in the way of building global indicators. Attention is given here to the global chemical status of the groundwater bodies and to the role of diffuse pollution, much of which is brought via groundwater to surface water. Monitoring 'local' pollution associated with individual sites is not addressed. Groundwater bodies with different contrasted hydrogeology conditions, land use and topography have been considered to establish an approach for choosing an optimised monitoring network. Then, a quality assessment system has been developed and applied for qualifying the general status of each groundwater body. The use of non-dimensional indexes allows us to process with all kinds of chemical parameters in a normalised way and, by means of adequate aggregation rules, to qualify the general quality status of a groundwater body. The obtained diagnostic, even if not fully validated, is closely linked to the pragmatic objectives contained in the EU Water Directive. [less ▲]

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See detailHydrogeological modeling of radionuclide transport in low permeability media: a comparison between Boom Clay and Ypresian Clay
Huysmans, Marijke; Dassargues, Alain ULg

in Environmental Geology (2006), 50(1), 122-131

Deep low-permeability clay layers are considered as suitable environments for disposal of high-level radioactive waste. In Belgium, the Boom Clay is the reference host formation and the Ypresian Clay an ... [more ▼]

Deep low-permeability clay layers are considered as suitable environments for disposal of high-level radioactive waste. In Belgium, the Boom Clay is the reference host formation and the Ypresian Clay an alternative host formation for research and safety and feasibility assessment of deep disposal of nuclear waste. In this study, two hydrogeological models are built to calculate the radionuclide fluxes that would migrate from a potential repository through these two clay formations. Transport parameter heterogeneity is incorporated in the models using geostatistical co-simulations of hydraulic conductivity, diffusion coefficient and diffusion accessible porosity. The calculated radionuclide fluxes in the two clay formations are compared. The results show that in the Ypresian Clay larger differences between the fluxes through the lower and the upper clay boundary occur, larger total output radionuclide amounts are calculated and a larger effect of parameter heterogeneity on the calculated fluxes is observed, compared to the Boom Clay. [less ▲]

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See detailCharacterisation of fissured aquifers in the semi-arid region of the mid-Atlas plateau (Oulmès, Morocco)
Orban, Philippe ULg; Ruthy, Ingrid ULg; Elbatloussi, D. et al

in GIRE3D: International Congress on Integrated Water Resources management and Challenges of the Sustainable Development (2006)

The Oulmès plateau (mid-Atlas in Morocco) is known for its groundwater resources in this semi-arid region. In the studied zone (approximately 80 km2), the mineral water of ‘Sidi Ali’ is exploited as well ... [more ▼]

The Oulmès plateau (mid-Atlas in Morocco) is known for its groundwater resources in this semi-arid region. In the studied zone (approximately 80 km2), the mineral water of ‘Sidi Ali’ is exploited as well as the naturally semi-sparkling ‘mineral water of Oulmès’ which are main mineral waters marketed in Morocco. Their sources are located at less than four kilometers from each other. In the same time, the drinking water supply to the local rural populations is far from being sufficient, and even in some places non-existent. In addition the plateau is also the place where many fruit-bearing cultures have been undertaken for a few years. Irrigation and the use of pesticide and herbicide compounds as well as fertilizers could constitute threats for the groundwater quantity and quality and unpleasant consequences are expected for all dependent groundwater end-users. Thus, in this semi-arid zone, an acute problem of sustainable development arises in terms of groundwater quantity and quality. An extended study has involved data collection, measurement campaigns (piezometric levels, sampling & analysis of groundwater), shallow geophysical prospecting, pumping tests, building of a data base, estimation of the recharge spatial distribution and hydrogeological mapping. On the basis of this study, a better understanding is possible about the state and the particular hydrodynamic behaviour of groundwater in the fissured hard-rocks of this plateau. Results are expressed in maps providing explicit and useful information allowing future decisions which can be taken for the welfare of everyone and particularly for the local populations. [less ▲]

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See detailHydrogeological modeling of radionuclide transport in heterogeneous low-permeability media: a comparison between Boom Clay and Ieper Clay
Huysmans, Marijke; Dassargues, Alain ULg

in Soares, A.; Pereira, M. J.; Dimitrakopoulos, R. (Eds.) GeoENV VI: Geostatistics for Environmental Applications (2006)

Deep low-permeability clay layers are considered as possible suitable environments for disposal of high-level radioactive waste. In Belgium, the Boom Clay is the reference host formation and the Ieper ... [more ▼]

Deep low-permeability clay layers are considered as possible suitable environments for disposal of high-level radioactive waste. In Belgium, the Boom Clay is the reference host formation and the Ieper Clay an alternative host formation for research and safety and feasibility assessment of deep disposal of nuclear waste. In this study, two hydrogeological models are built to calculate the radionuclide fluxes that would migrate from a potential repository through these two clay formations. Transport parameters heterogeneity is incorporated in the models using stochastic sequential simulation of hydraulic conductivity, diffusion coefficient and diffusion accessible porosity, using primary information and several types of secondary information, i.e. resistivity, gamma ray and grain size. The calculated radionuclide fluxes in the two clay formations are compared. Results show that in the Ieper Clay larger differences between the fluxes through the lower and the upper clay boundary occur, larger total output radionuclide amounts are calculated, and a larger effect of parameter heterogeneity on the calculated fluxes is observed, compared to the Boom Clay. [less ▲]

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See detailStochastic analysis of the effect of spatial variability of diffusion parameters on radionuclide transport in low permeability clay layer
Huysmans, Marijke; Dassargues, Alain ULg

in Calibration and Reliability in Groundwater Modelling: From Uncertainty to Decision Making (2006)

Most studies that incorporate subsurface heterogeneity in groundwater flow and transport models only analyze and simulate the spatial variability of hydraulic conductivity. Heterogeneity of the other flow ... [more ▼]

Most studies that incorporate subsurface heterogeneity in groundwater flow and transport models only analyze and simulate the spatial variability of hydraulic conductivity. Heterogeneity of the other flow and transport parameters is usually neglected. This approach is often justified, but there are however cases in which disregarding the heterogeneity of the other flow and transport parameters can be questionable. In low permeability media, for instance, diffusion is often the dominant transport mechanism. It therefore seems logical to incorporate the spatial variability of the diffusion parameters in the transport model. This study therefore analyzes and simulates the spatial variability of the effective diffusion coefficient and the diffusion accessible porosity with geostatistical techniques and incorporates their heterogeneity in the transport model of a low permeability formation. The calculated output radionuclide fluxes of this model are compared with the fluxes calculated with a homogeneous model and a model with a heterogeneous hydraulic conductivity distribution. This analysis shows that the heterogeneity of the diffusion parameters has a much larger effect on the calculated output radionuclide fluxes than the heterogeneity of hydraulic conductivity. [less ▲]

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