This School will introduce attendees to the art and science of groundwater modelling. It will include a brief discussion of groundwater flow before examining the details of the process of modelling. Each step in the process will be thoroughly examined with practical applications as the focus. Extensive tutorials will allow attendees the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with using MODFLOW, the industry-standard groundwater modelling code. Other codes will be introduced and discussed.
Many parts of Australia and the rest of the world rely on groundwater as a source of drinking water and for agricultural and industrial purposes. Understanding groundwater as a reliable resource can generally only be performed using groundwater models. This course provides the attendees with a solid background and detailed understanding of the process of modelling, taught by world authorities in the field.
This course is aimed at professionals involved in the mining, environmental or water resources industries who need to be able to conduct and/or oversee groundwater-related investigations. Attendees should have a working understanding of hydrogeology and field data collection. At the end of this School, attendees should be able to develop their own simple groundwater flow models and document that process, as well as be able to critically review modelling work performed by others.
Dr. Michael Teubner
Michael has over 40 years’ of experience in developing and applying water systems modelling including 16 years in the consulting industry in the US and 18 years in university education and research in South Australia. Michael has spent 3 years coordinating Flinders University’s Groundwater Hydrology Postgraduate courses (including teaching Groundwater Modelling for 4 years) and 2 years in coordinating the Australian Groundwater School topic at Flinders.