31 January 2017

Texas Ground Water Association Rocks

People weren't the only thing overflowing during the Annual Meeting of the Texas Ground Water Association....despite the monstrous attendance, it never felt crowded because of the huge convention center it occupies.

"It's both an annual pilgrimage and homecoming" said Joe Vickers who is a past TGWA chair.  Midwest GeoSciences Group is grateful to many people who helped host the 2-day aquifer testing course, especially Stacey Stienbach from TCWA who expressed "great pride in serving this great association".    I personally want to thank Steven Bond who initiated the inviation.  Steven told me that "the TGWA annual meeting has grown to exceed 500 attendees and you can find a wide variety of drilling and downhole services and actually get access to the people who do the work and develop the technologies"  Thanks too to Billy Gamblin who is the current President of TGWA who describes the annual meeting as "Great Science with Good People".  Boy, is he right about that.

Glenn Duffield teaching pumping test analysis - made easy.
Russell Park showing how to move data from the Level TROLL to AQTESOLV.

Fred Guerra learning to master derivative analysis of aquifer pumping tests

Dan Kelleher and Ben Green

24 January 2017

Aquifer Testing at the Texas Ground Water Association 2017 Annual Meeting

Aquifer pumping tests can be challenging to say the least.  But new insights for design strategies, advances in AQTESOLV analysis software, and simplification of data loggers and transducers have allowed gigantic steps for obtaining reproducible and reliable results.

Midwest GeoSciences Group contributed to the 2017 Annual Meeting for the Texas Ground Water Association.  Thanks to many TGWA visionaries for inviting us to contribute to the meeting success by kicking it off with our two-day aquifer testing course.  

"Observation wells are best placed when they're not too close, and not too far..."
is a priceless insight from instructor Jim Butler introducing pumping test design.
Jim Butler and Glenn Duffield are humbled as I am to teach aquifer testing while connecting with participants.  Special thanks to Russell Park who helped teach us about the latest technologies about field equipment and it's operation. We tip our hats to participants for their dedication to personal achievement through continuing education and aquifer testing skill development.

We enjoyed our visit to San Marcos, Texas and especially meeting so many great people at both the course and the 2017 annual meeting.