Thursday, March 1, 2007

From Slug Tests to Pumping Tests

For the past two days, scientists and engineers attending our course "Advanced Aquifer Testing Analysis Featuring AQTESOLV" in San Diego, CA, have been gaining state-of-the-art and practical knowledge that they can apply in the design, performance and analysis of pumping tests and slug tests. Each day has started with lectures by Jim Butler and Glenn Duffield that introduce important new concepts and principles useful to the practicing groundwater professional who is responsible for conducting aquifer tests. By the end of each day, course attendees have reinforced what they've learned by analyzing real-world test data with the AQTESOLV software.

Most of this year's course contingent come from cities across the US, but we are also pleased to have with us participants from Canada, Sweden and even Australia!

As always, Midwest Geosciences Group has done a marvelous job of organizing and facilitating the course. It has also been a pleasure to work with the University of San Diego who has provided us with an excellent facility.

Today will mark the final day of the course. We're looking forward to talks in the morning by Dr. Shlomo P. Neuman of the University of Arizona on the analysis of pumping tests in unconfined aquifers and also multiaquifer systems. It promises to another exciting day!

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