Dear Colleagues,

I am honoured to invite you to the "International Symposium on Geofluids”, to be held in Budapest, Hungary, on 8-10 July 2020.

Significant geological resources form as a consequence of the interaction among fluids of different nature and the rocks forming the Earth crust. Research on geofluids has been evolving since the 1980s accompanied with the better understanding of Earth System Science in sustainable development. Since then, fluid geology have been paid increasing attention compare to traditional solid geology. The fluid-rock-related processes, the geofluids and their interrelationship can be understood by using the dynamic system approach which involves the fluid flow system concept and the geologic agency of fluids in the lithosphere.

Geofluid Symposium provides a platform for academic exchange between geofluid and groundwater researchers: understand each other's research context, research trends and establish more common language. The declared objective of the Symposium is to bring together scientists, professionals, stakeholders to share and discuss all kinds of aspects of geofluids and groundwater for better understanding of geothermal energy, hydrocarbon, geogenic contamination and hydrothermal mineral resources. Special emphasis will be put on tools and methods of geofluids assessment, harmonized exploration and utilization of geofluids and groundwater. We, therefore, welcome researchers in all aspects of geofluids’ research. The greater the diversity of interests the more significant will be the result.

The symposium is organized by the József and Erzsébet Tóth Endowed Hydrogeology Chair and Foundation, by the Regional Groundwater Flow and Managed Aquifer Recharge Commissions and Hungarian National Chapter of the International Association of Hydrogeologists, in scientific collaboration with the ENeRAG H2020 project of Eötvös Loránd University.

On behalf of the Organizers, I'm pleased to invite you to the Symposium - see you in Budapest in July 2020!

Judit Mádl-Szőnyi
Symposium Chair


Main Topics and planned Sessions:

  1. Energy flow systems and related fluids in the lithosphere
  2. Managed aquifer recharge and groundwater flow systems
  3. Geoenergy, thermal water and hydrocarbon systems
  4. Natural contamination and hazards of geofluids
  5. Fluid–rock interactions and hydrogeochemical reactions