Jul 12, 2011

NGWA Course Will Explore Hydrogeological Principles of Groundwater

Instruction will include practical applications of mathematical formulas

A course examining the concepts, theories and procedures in hydrogeology will be conducted by the National Ground Water Assn. (NGWA) September 12 to 14 in Columbus, Ohio.

A range of issues will be discussed, including 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.

The curriculum has been strengthened to include more discussion on the principles and practice of groundwater remediation for hydrogeological site investigations. In-class exercises will present and reinforce practical applications of various mathematical formulas describing flow to wells. The course format consists of theoretical lectures, practical discussions and hands-on exercises.

This course is best suited to:

• Those wanting to advance their knowledge of groundwater;
• People seeking a refresher course on the principles of groundwater; and
• Professionals in other disciplines wanting to broaden their knowledge base on groundwater.

The instructors are:

• Scott Bair, Ph.D., professor in the department of geological sciences, Ohio State University (teaching water resources, hydrogeology, hydrogeologic field methods and numerical modeling); and
• Thomas Naymik, Ph.D., a senior consultant with GeoSyntec Consultants Inc. in Columbus.