Introduction to Groundwater Modeling
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Monday, March 20, 2023
9:00 am – 4:00 pm CDT (including a 30-min. break)
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 concepts
Type of Groundwater Models
- Conceptual models
- Analytical models
- Numerical models
Numerical Flow Modeling
- Governing equation for groundwater flow
- Model domain and discretization
- Model boundary conditions (fluxes)
- Model material properties
- Model calibration
- Design of MODFLOW
- MODFLOW processes and packages
- MODFLOW discretization
- MODFLOW GUIs
Groundwater Modeling Case Studies & Wrap-up
- Case studies
- Course summary
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6.0 ASFPM CECs
*Not approved for New York engineers or geologists
Continuing Education Credit Information
This webinar is open to the public and is designed to qualify for 6.0 PDHs for professional engineers* in most states to whom this subject matter is professionally relevant.
This webinar is designed to qualify for 6.0 PDHs for professional geologists*. HalfMoon Education has not applied for state geologist continuing education approval in states requiring such.
HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida (Provider No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700) and North Carolina (S-0130).
This webinar has been approved by the Association of State Floodplain Managers for 6.0 CECs for floodplain managers. 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).
*This course is not approved for New York engineers or geologists.
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.