Advances in Aquifer Testing for Improved Site Characterisation – Melbourne

Golder is proud to bring to Australia a powerful three-day training course on aquifer testing design, field methods and data analysis techniques by US-based Midwest GeoSciences Group. 

The course will provide you with the knowledge to master aquifer testing from beginning to end. Gain an advantage by learning up-to-date methods and procedures for designing, conducting and analysing aquifer tests.

Designed for hydrogeologists and engineers of all levels of experience, this unique and practical course will be delivered by two internationally-recognised leaders in the field: Glenn Duffield, author of AQTESOLV for Windows and Jim Butler, author of The Design, Performance and Analysis of Slug Tests; with teaching support from Dan Kelleher, President of Midwest GeoSciences Group.

View the course program here.

Who should attend?

This course is designed for groundwater scientists and engineers, water resource specialist, project managers, compliance program managers and remedial design managers.

This course begins with a brief overview of hydrogeologic principles of pumping and slug testing then continues at an advanced level throughout the course to cover the range of conditions typically encountered during field investigations.

Data analysis exercises include both simple and advanced pumping and slug test analyses to match the range of conditions typically encountered during field investigations.


Jim Butler, PhD is author of “The Design, Performance, and Analysis of Slug Tests” and for the last 26 years, he has worked as a research scientist at the Kansas Geological Survey. Jim Butler 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 is author of many scientific papers dedicated to aquifer testing, direct push hydraulic profiling, 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.

Glenn M. Duffield is the author of AQTESOLV and the founder and president of HydroSOLVE, Inc., a groundwater services firm headquartered in Reston, Virginia, USA. He is a senior quantitative hydrogeologist with over 30 years of professional consulting experience and the author of AQTESOLV, the world’s leading software for aquifer test analysis since 1989. Glenn holds a bachelor’s degree in geology from Juniata College and a master’s degree in geology/hydrogeology from Penn State.

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Jan 28 2020 - Jan 30 2020


8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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