Monday, February 26, 2007

Hello from Sunny San Diego!

Tomorrow starts our three-day short course entitled "Advanced Aquifer Testing Analysis Featuring AQTESOLV: New Concepts, Field Methods and Data Analysis Procedures" at the University of San Diego, CA.

This is our second offering of this popular course which uses AQTESOLV as a teaching tool to illustrate important concepts and principles discussed in lecture presentations. Last year, we held the workshop at the University of Miami in Miami, FL. The course covers topics relating to slug tests and pumping tests.

This year, we're pleased and privileged to have two outstanding lecturers contributing to the course: Jim Butler, the 2007 NGWA Darcy Lecturer and author of "The Design, Performance and Analysis of Slug Tests," and Shlomo Neuman, Regents' Professor of Hydrology and Water Resources at the University of Arizona. Both Butler and Neuman have made significant contributions to the well hydraulics literature. I will also present lectures and lead hands-on use of the AQTESOLV software in solving applied aquifer testing problems.

The warm and sunny weather predicted for San Diego this week is quite a contrast to the conditions I left behind yesterday in northern VA (a so-called "wintery mix" consisting of snow, sleet, freezing rain and rain). With some luck, I'll bring back some of San Diego's weather with me to VA!

Saturday, February 24, 2007


Welcome to my blog for AQTESOLV, the world's leading software for the analysis of aquifer tests since 1989!

From time to time, I'll be posting news, views, tips and short course announcements pertaining to AQTESOLV. With the addition of this blog to our other online resources (web site, knowledge base, users' group and comparison guide), I hope that you'll be able to find all the information you need regarding AQTESOLV.

In my first post to this blog, I'd like to take a moment to express my heartfelt appreciation to all of you who have supported AQTESOLV through the years. It's been a pleasure to work with you and I look forward to many more years of our continued partnership.

Many thanks,
Glenn M. Duffield
president of HydroSOLVE, Inc. and developer of AQTESOLV