Understanding process dynamics at aquifer-surface water interfaces: An introduction to the special section on new modeling approaches and novel experimental technologies

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External organisations

  • Yukon Department of Environment
  • Connected Waters Initiative Research Centre
  • Department of Hydrogeology
  • Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research - UFZ
  • Land and Infrastructure Engineering
  • Politecnico di Torino
  • Department of Ecohydrology
  • Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB)


This paper introduces the special section on "new modeling approaches and novel experimental technologies for improved understanding of process dynamics at aquifer-surface water interfaces." It is contextualizing the framework for the 27 research papers of the special section by firth identifying research gaps and imminent challenges for ecohydrological research at aquifer-surface water interfaces and then discussing the specific paper contributions on (i) new developments in temperature/heat tracing at GW-SW interfaces, (ii) new methods to capture the temporal and spatial variability of groundwater - surface water exchange, (iii) new approaches in modeling aquifer-river exchange flow, and (iv) new concepts and advanced theory of groundwater - surface water exchange.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1847-1855
Number of pages9
JournalWater Resources Research
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2014


  • groundwater, hyporheic zones, lacustrine groundwater discharge, surface water

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