6th International Conference
Novel Methods for Subsurface Characterization and Monitoring:
From Theory to Practice
NovCare 2019
May 28-31, 2019
Waterloo, Canada
Soil Photo (Künzelmann UFZ)


As societal concerns about the long-term sustainability of groundwater supplies mount, there is a pressing need to improve our understanding of the subsurface and to better monitor and characterize naturally and anthropogenicaly influenced systems. The environmental research community is facing an increasing demand for investigation methods that have high accuracy and resolution across a range of spatial and temporal scales. A new generation of methods for subsurface characterization is required if we are to significantly improve the predictive capabilities of numerical models. Showcasing such methods is the purpose of this conference.

The 2019 Novel Methods for Subsurface Characterization and Monitoring: From Theory to Practice (NovCare 2019) conference, the 6th edition of this biennial conference series, will showcase new developments and highlight examples of field applications of relevant approaches such as geophysics, direct-push technology, hydrogeological and hydrogeochemical field methods, joint inversion of multi-method data, in-situ measurements, wireless sensor networks, and remote sensing techniques.

NovCare 2019 will again provide an outstanding platform for researchers and practitioners from all over the world to share research on innovative methods for characterization and monitoring of aquifers, soils, and watersheds.



Conference Organizers

University of Waterloo
Michigan State University
UFZ- Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research
Kansas Geological Survey
University of Guelph G360 Group
Water institute at the University of Waterloo



Vista Clara
QED Environmental Systems, Inc.
Environmental Isotope Lab
Westbay Instruments
Waterloo Hydrogeologic

Contact us

NovCare 2019 European Coordinator
Uta Koedel (Sauer)
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ
Department Monitoring and Exploration Technologies

+49 341 235-1979
+49 341 235-1837

Past Conferences

NovCare 2009 (May 13-16, 2009 in Leipzig, Germany)

NovCare 2011 (May 9-11, 2011 in Cape Code, USA)

NovCare 2013 (May 13-16, 2013 in Leipzig, Germany)

NovCare 2015 (May 19-21, 2015 in Kansas, USA)

NovCare 2017 ( June 6-9, 2017 in Dresden, Germany)