Friday, October 26, 2007

From Ft. Collins to Ottawa

We had another successful aquifer testing course featuring AQTESOLV at the headquarters of In-Situ, Inc. this year. The sold-out course was attended by a lively group of professionals who came to learn more about conducting and analyzing slug tests and pumping tests. Many thanks to In-Situ for hosting us at their facility in Ft. Collins, Colorado!

Right after the course in Ft. Collins, I traveled to Ottawa, Ontario, Canada to participate in a seminar taught by Christopher Neville (pictured at right with Jeff Simpson) at the 60th Canadian Geotechnical Conference/8th Joint CGS/IAH-CNC Groundwater Specialty Conference entitled Critical Thinking in Pumping Test Interpretation. I contributed a module on diagnostic methods applied to the analysis of pumping tests which covered the use of diagnostic flow plots and derivative analysis in the identification of different flow regimes that emerge in the course of pumping tests. Thanks to Chris for inviting me to participate in his great course!

On my second day in Ottawa, I joined Jeff Simpson from Aquatic Life, Ltd. in the exhibitors' area of the conference. Aquatic Life rents and sells environmental monitoring equipment including In-Situ sensors for pressure and water-quality parameters. In an earlier post, I wrote about our collaboration with Aquatic Life in presenting an aquifer testing course in Calgary, Alberta. It was great to work with Jeff again!

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Full House in Ft. Collins!

I'm pleased to report that we've once again filled our short course in Ft. Collins, CO to maximum capacity before the early registration deadline. Last year was our first time in Ft. Collins so we're now 2-for-2!

We're holding the two-day short course entitled Aquifer Testing for Improved Hydrogeologic Site Characterization Featuring AQTESOLV and the In-Situ Level TROLL at the headquarters of In-Situ, Inc. on October 16 and 17, 2007. The course will include presentations by Jim Butler and myself on topics relating to slug tests and pumping tests and also will give everyone the opportunity to use AQTESOLV in the hands-on analysis of real-world test data.

Thanks to everyone who registered for the course. I look forward to meeting all of you!