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On-Demand Webinars

Step-Wise Techniques and New Technologies
for Hydrogeologic Projects

Designed and priced for the Individual
(at home or in the office)

Conceptually, packer testing is simple. However the design and execution for each site generally is unique which demands that packer testing is applied with consideration for some important site-specific conditions where a "one-size-fits-all" approach is not appropriate.

This online tutorial steps through the essential parts of packer testing applied to hydrogeologic projects. Starting with simple geologic conceptual models to progressing to design, and field strategies, this webinar presents both basic and detailed considerations to determine hydraulic conductivity and aquifer properties for hydrogeologic applications.

Common mistakes plague our industry. This webinar addresses these challenges with different strategies and technical solutions.

Technologies have changed too over the past few years. New packer designs and downhole configurations are allowing more sophisticated data that's tailored to site geology. Help yourself and your projects by creating efficiencies that reduce uncertainties coupled with collecting the sufficient information that is appropriate for your site.

You will learn to conduct meaningful packer tests and interpret the data. Understand different methods of analysis and how they apply to various equipment configurations and subsurface conditions.

Register now for this popular webinar that updates procedures for packer testing.


  • Single vs muliple packer systems
  • Permanent vs temporary set ups
  • Where is packer testing appropriate, and in appropriate?
  • Types of hydraulic packer testing
  • Step-by-step guide to a packer test
  • Determining your project objectives
  • Understanding the appropriate response time
  • Calculating inflation pressure
  • Instrumentation/data collection
  • Typical test responses
  • Methods of analysis
  • Case study


  • Learn where packer testing is, and is not, appropriate
  • Be exposed to modern packer equipment and monitoring instrumentation
  • Receive a step-by-step guide to conducting a test in the field
  • Learn analytical methods for interpreting packer tests
  • Learn to avoid common mistakes

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- Sam W., J Engineering

Instructors Bio

Dave Hart, PhD, PG

Dave Hart is a hydrogeologist/geophysicist with the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey and an associate professor at the University of Wisconsin-Extension.

Dave's applied research includes regional groundwater flow and recharge in southeastern Wisconsin, near-surface geophysics, and measurement of porosities and permeabilities in aquifers and aquitards. Prior to joining the university, he served as a hydrogeologist with Eder Associates. He is an associate editor for Ground Water and past president of the AWRA - Wisconsin Section.

Ken Bradbury, PhD, PG

Dr. Kenneth Bradbury is Wisconsin's State Geologist and Director of the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey, UW-Madison Division of Extension. Ken is a hydrogeologist who has worked and published on groundwater issues in Wisconsin since 1982, with a focus on applied problems. His research has included investigations of virus transport in groundwater, groundwater flow in fractured rocks, aquitard hydrogeology, groundwater recharge processes, wellhead protection, regional groundwater simulation, and the hydrogeology of glacial deposits.

He received his B.A. from Ohio Wesleyan University, where he majored in geology, then earned a Master's degree from Indiana University. He received his PhD from the UW-Madison Department of Geology in 1982.

Ken is an affiliate faculty member in the UW-Madison Department of Geoscience and the Nelson Institute at UW-Madison. He is a Fellow in the Geological Society of America and is active in the Association of American State Geologists. Ken has served on the Water Science and Technology Board of the National Academy of Sciences and on committees advising the US Geological Survey.

Fee: 299.00 USD Per Webinar

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Pricing is discounted for individual registrations for people working alone.

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): Dave Hart, PhD, PG and Ken Bradbury, PhD, PG

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