2nd Groundwater Essentials
Storage and Movement of Groundwater
This single day course will highlight the importance of groundwater, a hidden resource with the vast majority of the world’s fresh water underground. This course addresses the fundamentals of groundwater including local and global water balances, types of aquifers, and the interaction of surfacewater and groundwater.
Date: Monday, 6 August 2012
Who should attend:
• Federal, state and local government agencies
• Catchment management bodies
• New graduates
• Mining and resource companies
• Water policy and planning
• Water supply authorities
• Agri businesses
• Advanced, professional teaching
• Set of course notes
• Networking with other industry professionals
• Catering: Lunch, morning & afternoon teas
Course content includes:
How important is groundwater to us?
• Global and local water balances
Where do we find groundwater?
• Introduction to Hydrogeology and Aquifers
How do we assess our resource?
• How do we access groundwater
• How is it stored and how does it move?
• Aquifer testing and estimation using pumping tests
• Analysis of groundwater data
• Groundwater measurement and monitoring
Groundwater-Surface water Interactions
• What are the connections between GW & SW?
• Ecosystem dependence on GW & SW
• Issues of double-dipping
Land use impacts – intro to chemistry, quality, contamination
• Groundwater chemistry and water quality
• Pollution and remediation of groundwater
Managing groundwater – quantity focus
• Allocate, licence and manage our resources to achieve sustainability
Protecting groundwater – quality focus
• Protect our resources to avoid contamination to assure long term use