Australian Groundwater School and Field Trip

A rigorous introduction to groundwater science and management.

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Sessions

  • April 16
    5 days 8:30AM –  5:00PM
    Adelaide
    1. $2,620.00 incl. GST

Description

DID YOU KNOW?
Groundwater makes up about 17% of Australia’s accessible water resources, and up to 30% of our water consumption in certain regions. Droughts and climate change place pressure on our critical groundwater reserves; therefore, it is important that Australia has a well-informed workforce that is ready to tackle these challenges.

WHY IS THE COURSE IMPORTANT?
The Australian Groundwater School is vital for Australian professionals working with groundwater. Our flagship course, and the premier course of its type in Australasia, the Australian Groundwater School provides participants with a broad but rigorous introduction to groundwater.

Introducing hydrogeology, assessment methods, modelling, managed aquifer recharge, management, governance and more, the course truly encompasses the fundamentals of groundwater. In 2014, we’re expanding our Australian Groundwater School in Adelaide to include a one-day field trip – bringing the course to a full five days of groundwater learning. Delegates will have the opportunity to get out of the classroom and put theory into practice, visiting sites such as Kingston Park spring, the Willunga Embayment, and Aldinga Scrub, where geology, groundwater dependence, seawater intrusion and ecohydrology will be discussed. The field trip will be held mid-week and will include a networking lunch and tasting at a McLaren Vale winery.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
The Australian Groundwater School is an intermediate-level course designed to build on our Groundwater Essentials courses. Scientific, policy and management personnel who want to gain a solid grounding in groundwater should strongly consider attending this course.

WHO IS PRESENTING?
Lectures, demonstrations and tutorials are given by leading groundwater professionals. Our presenters are experienced hydrogeologists and specialists in both public and private practice, from industry, universities and research agencies.

WHAT WILL THE COURSE COVER?
The full schedule for this course is provided on flyer and schedule attached.

IS IT ACCREDITED?
Participants can apply for accreditation through Flinders University, and can count the Australian Groundwater School towards a range of degrees. Contact dylan.irvine@flinders.edu.au for more information.

CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT POINTS
This course maybe recognised for CPD points in accordance to guidelines from Engineers Australia