Beriro, D.; Cave, M.; Wragg, J.; Hughes, A. (2016)
This report describes the testing of Agent Based Modelling implementations in three different software packages: Repast-simphony, NetLogo and Insight-maker. These software have been evaluated against their capability to simulate the exposure of people as agents moving across Arsenic contaminated soils. Two of the three tested software (Repast-simphony and NetLogo) are recommended for assessment on more complex problems. An outline work plan is presented for future work.
Monaghan, A.A.; O Dochartaigh, B.; Fordyce, F.; Loveless, S.; Entwisle, D.; Quinn, M.; Smith, K.; Ellen, R.; Arkley, S.; Kearsey, T.; Campbell, S.D.G.; Fellgett, M.; Mosca, I. (2017)
The preferred second UKGEOS site is at Clyde Gateway, in the east end of Glasgow, Scotland. The focus of this, the Glasgow Geothermal Energy Research Field Site (GGERFS), is on characterising and monitoring the subsurface for minewater and hot sedimentary aquifer geothermal energy, and for cooling and heat storage.
This report details BGS data and knowledge at late 2016, to define initial characterisation of the ‘geological platform’ relevant for the planning of a geothermal research faci...
Foster, S.S.D.; Tyson, G.; Voss, C.; MacDonald, A.M.; Aureli, A.; Aggarwal, P. (2016)
Groundwater (contained in sediments and rocks) constitutes the planet’s predominant reserve of fresh water, commonly with storage times from decades to centuries and millennia. Groundwater resources thus provide an excellent ‘buffer’ against the effects of climate variability on surface-water supplies, because of the generally large and widely-
distributed storage reserves of aquifer systems. But questions
arise as to how naturally resilient are groundwater reserves themselves to global...
Bell, R.A.; Darling, W.G.; Manamsa, K.; O Dochartaigh, B.E.O. (2016)
This report describes the BGS research programme evaluating the baseline concentration of methane in groundwater which ran from November 2011 to completion in March 2016. The aim of the survey has been to improve knowledge of conditions in aquifers overlying potential shale gas source rocks present at depth, thus providing baseline knowledge relevant to the management of future exploration of new hydrocarbon sources. The necessity for doing this has been prompted by evidence from elsewhere ...
Healy, A.; Upton, K.; Bristow, G.; Allan, S.; Bukar, Y.; Capstick, S.; Danert, K.; Furey, S.; Goni, I.; MacDonald, A.; Theis, S.; Tijani, M.N.; Whitmarsh, L. (2018)
Access to safe and reliable water supplies is a key goal for households and governments across most of Africa.
Groundwater reserves can play a critical role in achieving this, yet risks of contamination and over-abstraction threaten to undermine the resilience of this supply. A rapidly rising trend for privately-developed wells and boreholes raises additional concerns about the vulnerability of water supplies to natural or man-made environmental shocks. The potential scale of the situatio...