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Tuesday 02 November 2021

Interpreting Pumping Test Results in Complex Settings: Carbonate Bedrock:

Discover and learn the most up-to-date information
about aquifer pumping test techniques from some of the most
recognized authorities in ground water.

Pre-Course Tutorial and Study Materials:

Registrants dive into the course experience with study materials and a self-assessment. The personalized experience allows each registrant to learn (1) at their own experience level, (2) at their own pace, and (3) and in a private setting except when they have questions or request extra tutorials.

Prelude to Module 6:

Registrants can prepare for Module 6 by reviewing the course slides coupled with thinking how past project performance relate to equipment requirements and outcome.

Carbonate rocks around the world are regionally extensive, with limestone and dolostone units identified over relatively large distances. The geologic settings described for sites may be similar, with common nomenclature. However, our recent experience in synthesizing data from several sites suggests that the groundwater flow regimes within these rocks are remarkably diverse.

Pumping tests have become both an important component and pragmatic strategy of site investigation practice for understanding the structure of a groundwater-flow system.

In this course module, data from aquifer tests conducted at several sites are examined from a diagnostic perspective. The results of the testing suggest that at least three conceptual models for groundwater flow may be distinguished: (1) complex systems of permeable features that approximate equivalent porous media, (2) discrete tabular flow zones, and (3) composite media that contain zones of cavernous porosity.

Results from step tests and constant rate pumping tests will be reviewed with attention directed to the inference of the site characteristics from the response to pumping. The course module also includes a discussion of the implications of the conceptual models for groundwater flow. The topics that will be covered include:

  • Diagnostic plots to identify equivalent porous media response
  • Interpretation of pumping tests in tabular systems
  • Interpretation of pumping tests with discrete flow zones
  • Interpretation of pumping tests in karstic settings

Register now for this unique online-offline course
that presents key insights about aquifer pumping tests
that are found no where else online.

Whether you want to apply aquifer pumping tests to hydrogeologic characterization, water supply development or remediation design, this module will provide attendees with information that is not available elsewhere on the web.

Schedule: Tuesday, November 02, 2021
11am (Pacific)
12 noon (Mountain)
1pm (Central)
2pm (Eastern)

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Fee: $99.00 USD, per Module, per Person
when Members register for the Entire Course

$115.00 USD, per Module, per Person
when Members register for Two-or-More modules of this Course

$179.00 USD, per Module, per Person
when Members register for only this webinar

299.00 USD, per Module, per Person

Instructor: Chris Neville, PE
Handouts: Copy of Webinar Slides (pdf)
Record of Attendance Form (pdf)
Duration: 1.5 hour plus Q&A
(no restrictions on time limit for extra Q&A!)
Earn 1.5 Professional Development Hours (1.5 PDH)

A Record of Attendance Form is included free with each webinar for your record keeping and individual PDH verification. We ask your on-site coordinator to return the completed and signed copy of the Form to us following the webinar for (1) maintaining a separate copy as a service to attendees and (2) forwarding to NIU confirming attendance for those who order certificates.

Attendees may also order an official a Course Completion Certificate from Northern Illinois University for a small administrative fee. The Certificate is optional and may be ordered separately following the webinar to confirm your attendance and showcase the certificate on your office wall. Instructions for ordering certificates are given during the webinar.

* This webinar is eligible for the 'BUY THREE, GET THREE' discount; however ANY webinar series discount shown above cannot be combined with it.

Attendees will be invited to actively participate during this live and interactive on-line web seminar. Discussion is planned following the webinar for those who want to continue the session. Bring your questions to the webinar and present them to the instructor and other participants for exploring the best solution.

Instructor Bio

Chris Neville, PE

Chris Neville is Chief Hydrogeologist with S.S. Papadopulos & Associates, Inc. He has over thirty years of experience in solving groundwater problems. His specialization is in the interpretation of hydrogeologic data, and the development and application of analytical and numerical techniques to analyze groundwater problems in complex granular and fractured porous media. Mr. Neville received his Bachelor of Engineering degree (Civil) in 1985 from McGill University and his Master of Science degree (Earth Sciences) from the University of Waterloo in 1992.

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