National Ground Water Association (NGWA)

Aquifer tests, environmental forensics, and groundwater modeling subjects of June NGWA short courses


Ground water industry professionals have the opportunity to increase their knowledge with three National Ground Water Association short courses taking place this June.

'Analysis and Design of Aquifer Tests Including Slug Tests and Fracture Flow,' taking place June 8-10 in Dublin, Ohio, presents the theory of various methods for aquifer testing and analysis in a variety of settings, as well as emphasizing practical problem-solving techniques for real-world hydrogeological investigations. Hydrogeologists, engineers, geologists, and other ground water professionals interested in refining their skills will benefit from the experiences of course instructors Dr. Scott Bair, Dr. Thomas Naymik, and John Williams.

Las Vegas, Nevada, will be the host city for 'The New MODFLOW Course: Theory and Hands-on Applications' June 9-12. Presented by Daniel Gomes and Dr. Robert W, Cleary, this course covers the ground water modeling process including conceptual model development, numerical model implementation, model calibration, and model predictions. In addition to better understanding the theory behind MODFLOW-2005 and its related programs, both novice and experienced ground water modelers will have the chance to learn firsthand how the various programs work via hands-on laboratory exercises.

'Environmental Forensics: Methods and Applications' takes place June 15-16 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Environmental scientists, engineers, project managers, regulators, and attorneys will all gain insight from Dr. James Smith and Seth Pitkin. Whether for regulatory compliance or for proving responsibility in the courtroom, forensics plays an important role in hundreds of contaminated sites each year. Some brownfields' certifications recognize this course for continuing education credit.

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