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Aquifer Testing Techniques For Improved Hydrogeologic Site Characterization

Conducting aquifer tests in complex hydrogeologic settings often leads to suspect data or unanswered questions after the field work is complete. Even when you’re confident of the geologic conditions, you may have difficulty designing effective aquifer tests, running field equipment, or selecting the best available model to analyze the test data. Improve your aquifer testing design, performance, and troubleshooting skills with this popular course on both slug test and pumping test design, field methods, and data analysis techniques featuring AQTESOLV and the In-Situ Level TROLL. This course will provide you with the knowledge to master aquifer testing from beginning to end, using world-class field equipment and aquifer test analysis software.
Event Type:
Workshops/Training Courses
Oct. 15-17, 2019
In-Situ Inc, 221 E. Lincoln Ave. 80524
Fort Collins , CO , USA

Registration: $1,250
Final Week For The Early Bird (Ends Sept 20): $999
Dates: October 15 – 17

New this year, participate in a full day, hands-on field practice with newly installed wells in In-Situ’s backyard! Participants will work in groups to collect and analyze data on site with support from instructors.

This course is designed for groundwater scientists and engineers, project managers, compliance program managers, and remedial design managers.

We’ll begin with a brief overview of hydrogeologic principles of pumping and slug testing then work at an advanced level to cover the range of conditions typically encountered during field investigations.

Data analysis exercises include both simple and advanced pumping and slug test analyses representative of typical field investigations.

The third day will include access to the newly installed wells with field practice using In-Situ equipment followed by an analysis workshop using AQTESOLV. (The traditional analysis exercises on Day One and Day Two remain part of the course schedule).

  • Black and white course notebook
  • Field Guide for Slug Testing and Data Analysis ©
  • Breakfast, morning coffee break, lunch, and an afternoon break
  • Evening reception hosted by In-Situ following the course segments on Day One. (Details provided at the course)
  • Discount voucher good toward the purchase or rental of In-Situ products.

2.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
(24.0 Professional Development Hours)
Course Completion Certificate from Midwest Geosciences Group is included in the course registration. You may also purchase a certificate from the Colorado School of Mines.

Jim Butler, PhD

Jim Butler, PhD is internationally recognized for his applied research and scientific papers dedicated to aquifer testing, direct push hydraulic profiling, and interactions between surface water and groundwater.  He is author of landmark text “The Design, Performance, and Analysis of Slug Tests” and for the last 33 years, he has worked as a research scientist at the Kansas Geological Survey. Jim holds a B.S. in geology from the College of William and Mary, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in applied hydrogeology from Stanford University.

Glenn M. Duffield

Glenn M. Duffield is the author of AQTESOLV and the founder and president of HydroSOLVE, Inc., a groundwater services firm headquartered in Reston, Virginia, USA. He is a senior quantitative hydrogeologist with over 30 years of professional consulting experience. Glenn holds a bachelor’s degree in geology from Juniata College and a master’s degree in geology/hydrogeology from Penn State.

Technical Questions: 
For technical questions about the course, contact Dan Kelleher at Midwest GeoSciences Group at 763-607-0092 or

Travel and Payment Questions: 
For travel and registration questions, please contact Lauren Ryan at In-Situ, Inc. at 970-498-1656 or

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