Friday, August 17, 2007

Day 2 in Calgary....

Yesterday evening, Jeff Simpson (right) of Aquatic Life generously invited everyone attending the short course in Calgary to a local pub for refreshment and dinner. We had a great time getting to know people, learning about their work and discussing a wide range of topics. Many thanks to Aquatic Life!

Today we are covering pumping tests in the course. After an introduction to the design and performance of pumping tests by Jim Butler, Chris Neville and I will present some of the finer details of pumping test analysis such as diagnostics methods, single-well tests, step-drawdown tests and recovery tests, analysis of tests in buried channel (strip) aquifers, and new methods for analyzing pumping tests in unconfined aquifers.

In the afternoon, the class will perform computer exercises with AQTESOLV demonstrating the analysis of pumping tests in confined, leaky confined, unconfined and fractured aquifers. This year's course features a new exercise for a pumping test conducted in a buried channel aquifer in Saskatchewan, Canada.

To all of you who joined us in Calgary for this course, we thank you for coming! It's been a pleasure interacting with you over the last two days.

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