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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

Fee: 89.00 USD

$25 late fee for registrations arriving within 72 hours
of the live event.

Instructor: David Hart, PhD, PG and Ken Bradbury, PhD, PG
Handouts: Webinar Slides (pdf)

Additional Materials
  • Technical Bulletin (pdf)

Record of Attendance Form (pdf)
Participants: This webinar is designed for individual participants. Terms and Conditions Apply.
Continuing Education Certificates: $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.

By Midwest GeoSciences Group

$11.95 each and Free Shipping to Anywhere (limit 10)

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.

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

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

Ken Bradbury received his PhD in Geology from the UW-Madison in 1982, and has been a research hydrogeologist/professor with the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey, University of Wisconsin-Extension, since that time. He serves as Program Leader of water and environmental programs for the Survey.

Ken's applied research includes groundwater flow in fractured media, aquitard hydrogeology, groundwater recharge processes, wellhead protection, and the hydrogeology of glacial deposits.

Ken is the author of numerous scientific papers and reports, is a Fellow in the Geological Society of America, has chaired the National Research Council Committee on Water Resources Research for the U.S. Geological Survey, and is a former member of the National Research Council's Water Science and Technology Board. In 2007 Ken undertook six weeks of research and teaching in South Africa and Zimbabwe supported by the Fulbright Senior Specialist Program.

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