Field Methods School

Become familiar with a range of classical and contemporary techniques you will be able to confidently implement in your daily work. Webinar: Tuesday 13 September 2016 Field Training: Thursday 15 September 2016

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This intensive one-day training course will provide participants with hands-on practical experience in designing and executing aquifer pumping tests, as well a selection of techniques used to purge bores and obtain groundwater samples for a range of routine and novel analyses.

This is your opportunity to become familiar with a range of classical and contemporary techniques you will be able to confidently implement in your daily work.

We have previously offered this training as part of a three-day course, however due to participant feedback and in recognition of everyone’s busy schedules, we have decided to focus on the two most sought after components of the training and condense them into one day.

A webinar will be held during the week prior to the field training to present the basic theory behind the methods. Notes from this webinar will be provided as handouts at the commencement of field training.


The field methods school is a practical course intended for water industry professionals including field technicians, NRM boards, water utility operators, mining sector staff, ecologists, hydrographers, compliance officers, hydrogeologists and hydrologists who wish to further develop their fieldwork skills. It assumes a low level of prior technical groundwater knowledge and will suit all backgrounds and interests. 


This course is led by Dr Glenn Harrington, Principal Hydrogeologist at Innovative Groundwater Solutions. Additional 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.

Dr. Glenn Harrington is a hydrogeologist with 20 years’ experience in the fields of groundwater assessment and management. He has extensive experience in the design, undertaking and review of groundwater sampling programs for environmental tracers. His speciality is the use of hydrochemistry, stable and radioactive isotopes, and natural and anthropogenic trace gases to investigate groundwater recharge, surface water – groundwater interaction, and inter-aquifer leakage.

We welcome any suggestions from delegates on specific topics you would like to see explored. Please email comments to: