National Ground Water Association (NGWA)

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National Ground Water Association (NGWA) Training

  • An Introduction to Groundwater Course

    An Introduction to Groundwater Course

    This is a foundational NGWA course providing hydrogeological knowledge and fundamental technical skills necessary to pursue more advanced topics in groundwater. The course takes students through a general groundwater study starting with the geologic setting and ending with an analysis of a contaminant plume. The primary focus will be on field problems with case studies and sample problems.

  • Analysis and Design of Aquifer Tests Including Fracture Flow - Course

    Analysis and Design of Aquifer Tests Including Fracture Flow - Course

    This course is designed for hydrogeologists, engineers, geologists, and other groundwater professionals interested in refining their skills in aquifer-test procedures and analyses. This is an intermediate course for individuals with previous analytical experience in groundwater hydrology. It is one of the core fundamental courses recommended for those pursuing a career in hydrogeology.

  • Application of Health-Risk Assessment for Environmental Decision-Making -Course

    Application of Health-Risk Assessment for Environmental Decision-Making -Course

    This two-day intermediate- to advance-level course exposes participants to the quantitative, statistical, modeling, and problem-solving skills used in human health-risk assessments. The course curriculum consists of an overview of risk assessment, hands-on calculations to estimate dose, and explanation of the development of risk-based clean-up levels. In addition, the application of several publicly available analytical contaminant fate and transport...

  • Design and Construction of Wells - Course

    Design and Construction of Wells - Course

    A well is more than a hole in the ground that is used to produce water or for monitoring water quality. Each well needs to be designed and constructed to meet the unique aspects of the hydrogeologic environment and the purpose for which it is intended. The purposes range from obtaining thousands of gallons per minute from a heterogeneous sand aquifer to monitoring for contaminants in a fractured rock environment.

  • Environmental Geochemistry of Metals - Investigation and Remediation - Course

    Environmental Geochemistry of Metals - Investigation and Remediation - Course

    Soil and groundwater at many mining, industrial, and power utility sites in the United States and elsewhere are contaminated by metals, radionuclides, and other inorganic chemicals. Remediation by natural attenuation, also known as intrinsic remediation, is a viable approach for reducing the risk associated with metal/inorganic solute plumes in groundwater. Chemical manipulation of aquifer material and groundwater is also being implemented at some...

  • Fracture Trace and Lineament Analysis - Application to Groundwater Characterization and Protection - Course

    Fracture Trace and Lineament Analysis - Application to Groundwater Characterization and Protection - Course

    This opportunity presents instruction in the skills of identifying bedrock type and mapping fractures and lineaments of stereopair aerial photographs and appropriate satellite images for investigative site analyses. Fracture trace and photogeologic analysis is a recognized field tool hydrogeologists, geoscientists, and engineers use for locating high-yield wells and/or wellfields, springs, wetlands, and pollutant sources; siting monitoring wells in...

  • Fundamentals of Groundwater Geochemistry Course

    Fundamentals of Groundwater Geochemistry Course

    This is an introductory geochemistry course for scientists and engineers working in the fields of groundwater site characterization, contamination, and remediation. Basic chemical interactions occurring between water and soil/aquifer material that determine the composition of natural water and affect the migration of contaminants will be covered, as will the anticipated efficiency of remediation practices. Data collection, presentation, and...

  • Plain English Hydrogeology Course

    Plain English Hydrogeology Course

    This course has been designed for professionals associated with the groundwater industry either through business interactions or their workplace environment. Attendees need not be trained in math and science, and need no prior introduction to hydrogeology. The course, presented in everyday conversational language, is more inclusive than a primer course in hydrogeology in the academic sense. The background and concepts of hydrogeology are presented,...

  • Low-Cost Remediation Strategies for Organic Contaminants in Soil and Groundwater - Course

    Low-Cost Remediation Strategies for Organic Contaminants in Soil and Groundwater - Course

    This course covers several low-cost techniques for remediation of soil and groundwater contaminated with organic contaminants, such as fuel hydrocarbons and chlorinated solvents. Some of the remediation strategies to be covered include natural attenuation, bioventing, soil vapor extraction, addition of low-cost substrates to stimulate biodegradation of chlorinated solvents, sparging/biosparging, and bioslurping for product removal. The objective of...

  • Natural Attenuation for Remediation of Contaminated Sites - Course

    Natural Attenuation for Remediation of Contaminated Sites - Course

    This course provides the practical information needed to form a coherent approach for applying remediation by natural attenuation at field sites. It stresses the underlying concepts and field implementation procedures for evaluating and applying remediation by natural attenuation. It also provides in-depth discussions of the mechanisms of natural attenuation, data collection and analysis, quantification of contaminant transport and fate processes, and...

  • Practical Applications of Groundwater Geochemistry Course

    Practical Applications of Groundwater Geochemistry Course

    This is a course for scientists and engineers who work in the fields of groundwater characterization, contamination, and remediation. Conditions resulting from groundwater and aquifer/soil interactions will be discussed in this course; the effect of introducing a variety of contaminants will be examined. Case studies will be used to explain data collection requirements, laboratory analytical methods, and interpretation of data. Class exercises will be...

  • Principles of Groundwater - Flow, Transport, and Remediation - Course

    Principles of Groundwater - Flow, Transport, and Remediation - Course

    This three-day course is designed to examine the concepts, theories, and processes in hydrogeology. Discussions address a range of issues including the movement and occurrence of groundwater, transmissivity, hydraulic head and gradient, aquifer test procedures and analysis, water quality characterization, solute transport, plume configuration and delineation, capture zone analysis, groundwater, modeling, and remediation techniques.

  • Risk Assessment for the Environmental Professional - Course

    Risk Assessment for the Environmental Professional - Course

    This two-day intermediate- to advance-level course exposes participants to the quantitative, statistical, modeling, and problem-solving skills used in human health-risk assessments. The course curriculum will consist of an overview of risk assessment, hands-on calculations to estimate dose, and explanation of the development of risk-based clean-up levels. In addition, you will learn about the application of several publicly available analytical...

  • Understanding Migration, Assessment, and Remediation of Non-Aqueous Phase Liquids - Course

    Understanding Migration, Assessment, and Remediation of Non-Aqueous Phase Liquids - Course

    Scientists and engineers designing remediation systems must first have knowledge of the characteristics and behavior of NAPLs in the subsurface to begin conceptualizing and characterizing an NAPL plume. A thorough understanding of how NAPLs migrate in a hydrogeologic system will guide you in considering the technical practicability of remediating the source and its plume. This three-day course is designed to educate you with respect to the compounds...

  • Water Well Rehabilitation Course

    Water Well Rehabilitation Course

    This course provides the information needed to prevent and/or correct problems related to declining water quality and hydraulic performance. Troubleshooting and diagnostic exercises will be presented. The course will show you how to deal with these problems and will help you move from 'crisis management' to cost-effective maintenance.

  • Well Construction and Groundwater - Course

    Well Construction and Groundwater - Course

    This hands-on course featuring both classroom and field exercises may span three or four days depending on your unique needs. The curriculum addresses the principles of hydrology and hydrogeology, well design, well construction, logging, well maintenance and rehabilitation, and pumping tests. It is designed for those who have an engineering or field operation background. (This course may not be available for presentation in all locations.)

  • State Groundwater Monitoring Programs

    State Groundwater Monitoring Programs

    Groundwater is a critical component of the United States’ water resources. Approximately 75 percent of community water systems in the United States rely on groundwater.