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Advances in aquifer hydraulics are allowing more reliable assessment of the saturated hydraulic properties of an unconfined aquifer including the unsaturated hydraulic properties of the overlying vadose zone.

Learn both the fundamentals and advances in pumping test interpretation from pumping well and observation well storage and the role it plays in unconfined aquifer hydraulics.

Introducing Novel Methods of Pumping Test Interpretation
Discover key differences how unconfined and confined aquifers respond to pumping. Dr. Neuman will begin with reviewing past approaches to the interpretation of pumping tests in unconfined aquifers. He will introduce a novel method of test interpretation based on Mishra and Neuman (2010, 2011) that allows inferring not only saturated aquifer but also unsaturated vadose zone hydraulic properties from aquifer pumping tests.

Learn how to validate the new test interpretation method on numerically generated synthetic data using two published pumping tests at Cape Cod in Massachusetts and Borden, Ontario, Canada. Whether you are working in unconfined aquifers or the unsaturated vadose zone, this 90-minute webinar will provide answers that are not available elsewhere on the web.

Highlights Include:

  • Learn new solution for unconfined aquifers and unsaturated vadoe zone hydraulic properties
  • Discover advances in confined and unconfined aquifer responses to pumping
  • Review modeling approaches to unconfined aquifer test interpretation
  • Be introduced to the conceptual and mathematical basis of new Mishra and Neuman analytical solution
  • Explore Mishra and Neuman (2010, 2011) analytical solution
  • Compare applications using numerically simulated synthetic pumping test
  • Learn from two cases: Cape Cod USA and Borden CANADA test data

What You Will Gain:

  • Understand physical processes governing unconfined and vadose zone responses to pumping
  • Understand effects of pumping and observation well storage on such responses
  • Learn how to evaluate aquifer saturated and vadose zone unsaturated hydraulic properties by means of pumping tests
  • Apply these new techniques to your sites

What Others are saying...

"Dr. Neuman's course segment on the development of analytical solutions for the unconfined aquifer response to pumping was immediately applicable to my work. His discussion of recent developments in modeling the effects of the unsaturated zone negative pore pressures was excellent."
- Katie Moran, Hydrogeologist, ARCADIS US, Inc.

"Dr. Neuman's course session was riveting, and it provided valuable insight into understanding these components of aquifer system dynamics. I look forward to attending future courses given by Dr. Neuman. "
- Cristina Ramacciotti, PG, The ELM Group, Inc.

Instructors Bio

Shlomo P. Neuman is Regents Professor of Hydrology and Water Resources at the University of Arizona in Tucson. Dr. Neuman's research has spanned the development and application of hydraulic and pneumatic field tests for the characterization of aquifer, aquitards and fractured rock hydrologic properties; geostatistical methods for multiscale spatial analyses of hydrologic data; development and application of stochastic methods to describe mathematically fluid flow and solute transport when soil and rock properties vary randomly in space, and with scale; development of computational algorithms and computer programs to predict subsurface flow, and solute concentrations, under uncertainty, and to assess the associated prediction errors; estimation of flow and transport model parameters under uncertainty; and use of such computational models to help assess subsurface contamination, identify contaminant sources, design groundwater monitoring networks, and aid the design of remedial operations.

Professor Neuman has summarized his scientific contributions in over 310 professional papers, books and reports His name appears on two ISI lists of Highly Cited Researchers, one in Engineering and one in Environmental Science. Professor Neuman is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering; Fellow of the American Geophysical Union, the Geological Society of America, and Galileo Circle of the U of A College of Science; Concurrent Professor of Nanjing University in China; and Honorary Professor of the Nanjing Hydraulic Research Institute in China.

Professor Neuman has received numerous awards and honors including the Robert E. Horton Medal and the Hydrology Award from the American Geophysical Union, the O.E. Meinzer Award from the Geological Society of America, the M.K. Hubbert Award from the Association of Groundwater Scientists and Engineers, the C.V. Theis Award from the American Institute of Hydrology, and a certificate of appreciation by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

He was named Birdsall Distinguished Lecturer by the Geological Society of America, and fourth Langbein Lecturer in Hydrology by the American Geophysical Union. Over 34 doctoral students and 26 master students have completed their degrees under Professor Neuman's supervision at the U of A by 2009, many of whom have gone on to hold prominent positions in academia, government and industry. In 1998 and 2008, Professor Neuman's students and colleagues had organized international symposia in Tucson to honor his 60 and 70 birthdays, one of which resulted in a published Geological Society of America Memoir.

An Autobiography of Professor Neuman has been published by the journal in 2008, and a taped interview has been prepared for The Hydrogeologist Time Capsule at: http://timecapsule.ecodev.ch/video.html

Source: Website for the University of Arizona, Department of Hydrology and Water Resources: http://chubasco.hwr.arizona.edu/hwr-drupal/?q=faculty

Fee: 299.00 USD Per Webinar

Downloads: Session Slides (PDF)
Record of Attendance Form (PDF)

Number of Participants: Unlimited from a single computer (Broadcast webinar in your conference room or auditorium for no extra charge)

Continuing Education Certificates: Unlimited. $14.95 each. Official CEU certificates are available as an option and only available at the time of webinar participation from Northern Illinois University. Ordering steps are given at time of webinar order.

Access: On-demand, anytime 24/7.
Access Duration: 24 hours.

Discounts: Buy 3 on-demand webinars, and get 3 on-demand webinars for free!

Duration: 90 minutes
PDH Earned: 1.5 hours
Instructor(s): Shlomo P. Neuman, Ph.D

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