Groundwater modelling in Python
How mathematical groundwater models can be implemented in Python
Mathematical models are an essential part of a hydrologist’s daily life. This webinar shows how you can use the immensely popular and powerful programming language Python to develop powerful analytical models.
The first demonstration example will be an analytical model of the flow between two rivers driven by groundwater recharge and changes in head. Using Python scripts the head, flow, water divide and transit time will be calculated. It will also be shown how a flow net can be constructed. The second example will investigate how a change in river water level propagates into an aquifer (river bank storage) as a function of distance and time. The third topic is a well pumping near a river. We will show that when the discharge of the well is increased, the well eventually captures water from the river. And finally, we will briefly show how analytical solutions in Python can be used to interpret aquifer tests.
This webinar will be an introduction for a 3-session online course, beginning on the 13th September 2022.
Edinsi Groundwater & Flinders University
Technical University Delft