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Civil Seminar

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Spencer Engineering Building (SEB)
Room: 1200

"Impact of Varying Wave Conditions on the Mobility of Arsenic in a Nearshore Aquifer on the Great Lakes".

Sabina Rakhimbekova, PhD candidate
(Denis O’Carroll, Clare Robinson)

Groundwater-coastal water interactions play an important role in controlling the behavior of inorganic chemicals in nearshore aquifers and the subsequent flux of these chemicals to receiving coastal waters. Previous studies have shown that dynamic groundwater flows and water exchange across the sediment-water interface can set up strong geochemical gradients and an important reaction zone in a nearshore aquifer that affect the fate of reactive chemicals. There is limited understanding of the impact of transient coastal forcing such as wave conditions on groundwater dynamics and geochemistry in a nearshore aquifer. The goal of this study was to assess the impact of intensified wave conditions on the behavior of arsenic in a nearshore aquifer and to determine the hydrological and geochemical factors controlling its fate and ultimate delivery to receiving coastal waters.

In addition, Adam Craig, Student Wellness Centre, will present "Stretching and Mindful Breathing presented by Living Well @ Western.

Civil & Environmental Engineering
Kristen Edwards
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