Groundwater in Coastal Zones - Modelling & Measurement
Make the most of SWIM 2016 with this pre-conference short course. The course objective is to impart knowledge and skills that will enable the participants to characterise and model coastal groundwater systems. Saturday field trip (refer to page 6 of program for more details)
Groundwater in coastal zones is a precious resource that supports the livelihoods of hundreds of millions of people worldwide. The growing demand for freshwater increases the risk of seawater intrusion. Climate change and sea level rise both impact on groundwater reserves as well. Groundwater models of flow and solute transport are important tools to understand the coastal aquifer systems and make predictions about future developments. Measurements are essential to monitor changes, and for model development. The course objective is to impart knowledge and skills that will enable the participants to characterise and model coastal groundwater systems.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
This 5 day course is aimed at practitioners and researchers that want to improve their quantitative skills for the study of coastal aquifers. Basic knowledge of groundwater hydrology and, to a lesser extent, seawater intrusion will be assumed. The course will make use of Python, a scripting language that has become a firmly established tool in science and engineering. Some familiarity with the language will be required (self-guided tutorials available on request before the start of the course).