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!

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