Palaeohydrogeological Data Analysis and Model Testing (PADAMOT)
Palaeohydrogeology is both an interesting area of study and one that provides essential contributions to the safety case for a deep repository. It is interesting because it understands how the groundwater conditions that we observe today have evolved by physical and chemical processes that are linked to geological, climate and other environmental changes. It provides the framework of temporal and spatial rates of change. It is essential to a repository safety case because it is the source of evidence on which the stability of groundwater conditions in a particular location can be assessed, and it provides the rationale for 'going deep' to eliminate the impacts of climate change. Concepts and findings from these studies need to be communicated to safety assessment modellers, regulators, the scientific community and the general public. The means of achieving this are:
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