When, where, how? - Identifying causes of hydrogeological impacts in underground constructions
Research Project , 2019 – 2023

Construction of underground facilities often implies impact of groundwater levels, which leads to subsidence-related damage, impact of objects with high nature-values, impact of groundwater and geothermal heat wells and mobilization of pollutants. These negative impacts are in turn associated with high costs. This project aims to develop more effective and correct methods using both data-driven and process-based models for assessment of groundwater impact and its causes. The developed methods will make traceable the extent to which a certain infrastructure project perturbs the groundwater in time and space.This will reduce uncertainties associated with the cause of an impact which allows for timely mitigation measures at the correct location and time before high costs arise.

Participants

Lars Rosen (contact)

Full Professor at Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, GeoEngineering

Ezra Haaf

Post doc at Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, GeoEngineering

Jonas Sundell

Doktor at Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, GeoEngineering

Johan Thörn

Researcher at Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, GeoEngineering

Funding

Swedish Transport Administration

Funding Chalmers participation during 2019–2023

Related Areas of Advance and Infrastructure

Sustainable development

Driving Forces

Transport

Areas of Advance

Building Futures (2010-2018)

Areas of Advance

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Latest update

2020-08-19