12 September 2018

Ask yourself these questions before your next aquifer test

Aquifer testing is complex.  Procedures are conceptually simple but the devil is in the details.  Any small problem can waste enormous time and budget.  Without proper training, most staff are unable to troubleshoot field and analysis questions.

Despite understanding the importance of aquifer testing, many hydrogeologists and site managers lack adequate training in test design, execution and data analysis needed to produce reliable, meaningful results.

Test your pumping test preparedness by answering these basic questions:

1. Design Objectives
Does the design meet the objective of the aquifer test?
What information can I expect from the test?
What are some ways to improve efficiency?
What are the risks and benefits associated with different test designs?
2. Construction
How many wells are needed?
How should wells be constructed?
Where do I place observation wells?
3. Field Equipment and Software
How do I select the right equipment and software for reliable results?
How do I recognize a problem?
Can I troubleshoot problems if they arise?
4. Subsurface Variability
What happens in extreme conditions of high and low hydraulic conductivity formations?
What tools and techniques can I use to obtain reliable data?
5. Analysis Strategies
Which strategies are appropriate?
How can I be sure my analysis is correct?

Get answers to these questions and more during our upcoming course: Aquifer Testing for Improved Hydrogeologic Site Characterization: Featuring In-Situ Level TROLL and AQTESOLV on October 16-17, 2018 in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Midwest GeoSciences Group and In-Situ, Inc. have partnered on this popular aquifer testing course for over 10 years and it’s become the go-to training experience for aquifer testing.

Date and Time: October 16 - 17, 2018 (8:00 am - 5:00 pm)
Location: In-Situ Headquarters in Fort Collins, Colorado
Instructors: Jim Butler, PhD, Research Scientist for the Kansas Geological Survey; Glenn M. Duffield, Founder and President of HydroSOLVE, Inc.

The instructors have created a step-wise experience to learn both the basics and advances in aquifer testing. Register today for the course and begin your next expertise in aquifer testing.

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