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!

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