Introduction to Groundwater Modeling
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A Two-Day, Live, Interactive Webinar
Day One: Thursday, October 26, 2023
9:00 am – 12:20 pm CDT
Day Two: Friday, October 27, 2023
9:00 am – 12:20 pm CDT
Presented by Dr. Gordon McCurry, P.G.
Agenda Day One:
Overview of Groundwater Modeling
- Common purposes and uses of groundwater models
- Types of groundwater models
- General process of groundwater modeling
Principles of Groundwater Flow and Solute Transport
- Aquifers and aquifer properties
- Groundwater flow and hydraulic gradient
- Solute transport processes
Analytical Groundwater Models
- Steady and transient flow
- Stream depletion due to pumping
- Solute transport
Agenda Day Two:
Numerical Flow Model Development
- Governing equation for groundwater flow
- Model domain and discretization
- Model boundary conditions (fluxes)
- Model material properties
Numerical Flow Model Calibration and Reporting
- Model calibration
- Model documentation
- Design of MODFLOW
- MODFLOW processes and packages
- MODFLOW discretization
- MODFLOW example
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Practicing Institute of Engineering:
6.0 ASFPM CECs
*This webinar may offer up to 6.0 PDHs to licensed geologists in some states. HalfMoon Education has not applied for state geologist continuing education approval in states requiring course preapproval.
Continuing Education Credit Information
This webinar is open to the public and is designed to qualify for up to 6.0 PDHs for professional engineers in most states that allow this learning method. Please refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility.
This webinar has been evaluated by the Practicing Institute of Engineering for evaluation of compliance with the NYS Mandatory Continuing Education Requirements and approved for 6.0 PDHs in the fields of professional engineering and geology.
The Association of State Floodplain Managers has approved this course for 6.0 CECs for floodplain managers.
This webinar may offer up to 6.0 PDHs to licensed geologists in some states. HalfMoon Education has not applied for state geologist continuing education approval in states requiring such.
Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the webinar for those who attend the entire course and score a minimum 80% on the quiz that follows the course (multiple attempts allowed).
The preceding credit information only applies to the live presentation. This course in an on-demand format may not be eligible for the same credits as the live presentation; please consult your licensing board(s) to ensure that a structured, asynchronous learning format is appropriate. The following pre-approvals may be available for the on-demand format upon request:
6.0 ASFPM CECs
Dr. Gordon McCurry, P.G.Hydrologist at McCurry Hydrology LLC
Dr. McCurry has more than 35 years of experience in hydrology, including the investigation, analysis and modeling of aquifer systems, and assessments of hydrologic impacts. His areas of expertise include the quantitative analyses of flow and solute transport, stream/aquifer interactions, climate change, regulatory permitting, and aquifer remediation. He has been involved with modeling groundwater flow and solute transport since the 1980s. In addition to his consulting career, Dr. McCurry has taught courses on groundwater modeling and hydrogeology since the early 1990s at several universities and to state and federal regulatory agencies.