Feb 28, 2012

NGWA Webinar Will Focus on Groundwater Data Management

Attendees will learn how to handle data and avoid common problems

The "Life Cycle of Groundwater Data - From Field to Lab to Electronic Data Deliverable to Report" webinar will be hosted by the National Ground Water Assn. at 2 p.m. on April 25.

This hour-long presentation focuses on best practices for managing the groundwater data central to the success of most environmental projects.

Groundwater analytical data progress through a "life cycle" with several stages, from sample collection and analysis to validation and reporting. Webinar attendees will learn how to best handle and manage this data from start to finish, as well as the common pitfalls that can occur along the way.

In addition, attendees will learn how robust data management, which itself fosters data integrity and security, also opens doors to myriad opportunities for powerful, flexible and efficient methods of data analysis, statistical hypothesis testing and three- and four-dimensional visualization.

Webinar presenters Raphael Siebenmann, P.E., and Donna Kuntz, both with Geosyntec, have extensive experience in environmental data management, data validation and risk assessment.