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Practical Guidelines to Improve Efficiency and Accuracy

Despite slug tests being the most common technique for determining transmissive properties at sites with ground water contamination, much of the information is of questionable quality as a result of inappropriate field and analysis procedures.

Learn how to design and conduct slug tests in various settings and well configurations. Whether your site is comprised of exceptionally high or low hydraulic conductivity, standard wells or direct-push installations or even if you have existing data that is questionable, this 90-minute webinar will provide participants with answers that is not available elsewhere on the web.

Much of the field and theoretical research on slug tests over the last decade has been done by Jim Butler and colleagues. Jim's work is widely recognized by the academic, consulting, and regulatory communities as having led to significant advances in the state of the practice for slug testing.

Confined Formations

Wells Screened Accross
the Water Table

Oscillatory Response

Here's what people are saying about Jim's past webinar:
"All the webinars that I ordered were excellent, taught by high quality instructors. Each one addressed some (important technical) gaps. I enjoyed the webinars on the 'Hydrogeology of Aquitards and Low Permeability Materials' and the webinar on 'Slug Testing for Site Characterization'. These are important hydrologic subjects that are not usually covered in school curricula. Aquitards are important part of every groundwater project when describing the flow of groundwater in aquifers or the movement of contaminants in groundwater."
- William Ford, Geohydrologist, Federal Agency

"By using real-world slug test data during the webinar, I was able to see right away how Jim Butler's guidelines improve the efficiency and confidence in hydraulic conductivity test results. The presentation's clear graphics and on-site examples made this a practical learning experience, and I will certainly be able to implement these ideas both in the field and in analysis."
- Rachel McLean, AMEC Earth & Environmental

Instructor Bio
Jim Butler, PhD
Kansas Geological Survey
Award-winning author of The Design, Performance, and Analysis of Slug Tests

Jim Butler is author the popular book "The Design, Performance, and Analysis of Slug Tests," which is widely recognized as the key reference for slug testing.

Jim was the 2007 National Ground Water Association Distinguished Darcy Lecturer and the recipient of the 2009 Pioneers in Groundwater Award from the Environmental and Water Resources Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Jim's research includes aquifer testing, direct push hydraulic profiling, groundwater use by phreatophytes, and interactions between surface water and groundwater. Jim holds a B.S. in geology from the College of William and Mary, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in applied hydrogeology from Stanford University.

For the last 23 years, he has worked as an applied research hydrogeologist at the Kansas Geological Survey at the University of Kansas and is now the Section Chief of the Geohydrology Section there. He also is an Associate of the Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Kansas, a courtesy faculty member of the University of Kansas Department of Geology, and associate editor of "Hydrological Sciences Journal" and "Ground Water."

Fee: 299.00 USD Per Webinar

Downloads: Session Slides (PDF)
Additional Materials
  • Butler 1996 Environmental Geosciences

  • Butler et al 1996 Reprint

  • Butler et al 2007 Ground Water DP Permeameter

  • Butler Healey Garnet Paper Analysis of High K Formations

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
MA LSP: 1.5 hours (MA LSP No. 1417-F)
Instructor(s): Jim Butler, Ph.D.
Section Chief at the Kansas Geological Survey
and author of The Design, Performance, and Analysis of Slug Tests

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