Molz served as invited and keynote speaker

December 29, 2015

Professor Fred Molz served as one of three invited speakers at the Chapman Conference entitled “The MADE Challenge for Groundwater Transport in Highly Heterogeneous Aquifers: Insights from 30 Years of Modeling and Characterization at the Field Scale and Promising Future Directions.” Chapman Conferences are sponsored by the American Geophysical Union (AGU) and are designed to permit in-depth exploration of specialized subjects. The AGU Chapman Conference program has encouraged innovative research for over 35 years. This Chapman Conference is designed to bring together a community of researchers who have conducted transport research at the field scale with those who are interested in aquifer characterization and solute transport modeling to: discuss insights gained from the last three decades of research, consider unresolved questions about aquifer characterization and modeling in highly heterogeneous aquifers, and identify promising avenues for future research in these areas. Three decades of research on groundwater transport in highly heterogeneous aquifers, such as that at the Macrodispersion Experiment (MADE) site, has raised many questions about contaminant transport in highly heterogeneous media, the scale for characterization of subsurface heterogeneity, and the effectiveness of various models to predict transport in such systems. Professor Molz delivered his keynote address on “Geo-Statistical Property Modeling.” The conference was held in Valencia, Spain (October 5-8, 2015). More information is available at

Previous to this, he was the keynote speaker at the Bouyoucos Conference: “A Path to Improved Understanding of Complex Soil Systems” at the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab.