6th International Conference
Novel Methods for Subsurface Characterization and Monitoring:
From Theory to Practice
NovCare 2019
May 28-31, 2019
Waterloo, Canada
Thematic Areas

Thematic Areas and Relevant Technologies

The thematic areas are

  • Advances in isotope tracers for subsurface characterization and fingerprinting
  • Characterizing frozen and thawing soils
  • Advances in groundwater –surface water interaction and critical zone monitoring
  • Specific monitoring requirements in ecohydrology
  • Emerging sensor technologies
  • Multiscale monitoring in fracture rock environments
  • Big data synthesis and aspects of artificial intelligence

Relevant technologies are

  • Near-surface and borehole geophysics
  • Direct-push technology
  • Hydrological, hydrochemical and hydrogeological investigation techniques
  • Remote sensing
  • Wireless sensor networks

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)