Choosing a Model
There are many types of groundwater model available and it is not always clear, at first glance, which is the most appropriate.
You need to be sure that the outcomes you are anticipating are feasible with the model type you are using. There are varying levels of complexity and, on the whole, models depend greatly on the quality and detail of information available to incorporate in them.
For brownfield development, pollution incidents, spills and contaminant plumes it is likely that a fate and transport model would be best suited to assess the potential risk.
Environmental Modelling Services
H2Ogeo provides Clients with bespoke technical solutions to hydrogeological and environmental challenges.
As part of the risk assessment process H2Ogeo offers a range of services including fate and transport modelling. Fate and transport models are used to understand the movement and changes in contaminants as they enter and migrate through the environment.
The model outputs can be used to assess the likelihood of a contaminant of concern posing a risk to a sensitive receptor and to help understand the extent of that risk. This can be useful when designing a remediation project or when assessing the potential risk associated with a contaminated site, plume or spill.
Fate and transport risk assessments are based on conceptual site models that are tested and reviewed throughout the project life-cycle. By undertaking modelling to understand the potential behaviours of contaminants H2Ogeo can provide a robust understanding of the risks associated with the site delivering time and cost savings to clients.
There are often several modelling solutions available and H2Ogeo will advise on the best cost effective approach whilst maintaining the technical rigour required to achieve regulatory approval.
For more information please contact H2Ogeo.
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