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Reliable hydraulic testing in fractured rock is more important today than ever. Large investments in site characterization, water resources evaluation and remediation system design demand sound science.

Emerging techniques and technologies in hydraulic testing have accelerated in recent years. New paradigms and analysis strategies allow us to get more information, more reliably, and more efficiently. Midwest GeoSciences Group & In-Situ, Inc. has designed a powerful five-module webinar series about hydraulic testing in fracture rock that empowers professionals with modernized insights.

Register now and learn ways to stretch your dollars by making efficient design decisions, selecting the appropriate analysis strategy and avoid re-work or needless uncertainty.

3-D distribution of hydraulic conductivity delineated by hydraulic tomography
(Webinar Number 3 in Series)

Recognizing when porous media assumptions are not valid

Assumptions of homogeneous porous media aquifers are often applied to fractured rocks, even in sparsely fractured bedrock. While it is perfectly acceptable to adopt homogenous porous media assumptions in some situations; more often than not, these concepts and assumptions lead to erroneous results. Learn to recognize the threshold when homogeneous porous media assumptions end and heterogeneity in fractured rock systems need to be considered.

Validating your Conceptual Site Model

Learn how to select the appropriate hydraulic testing program based on your Conceptual Site Model. Test your CSM assumptions about heterogeneity, fracture density and other formation properties. Recognize which hydraulic tests can be used to characterize the complex spatial distribution of hydraulic parameters or the bulk hydraulic properties of large 3D areas.

This webinar series will answer some important questions:

What information do single- and cross-hole pumping tests yield? How can they be used to better understand site conditions?

What do the estimated parameters mean? Are they useful for groundwater modeling?

What analysis strategies are valid for different tests in different conditions?

Why should one adopt hydraulic tomography for a project?

What are the latest advances in transducer technologies?

How can I maximize the use of my borehole flow meters?

7.5 PDHs for the entire series
Continuing Education Units are available from Northern Illinois University.

Only $119 (USD) per module when you register for the Entire Series

$299 USD for one webinar.

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As with All of our Webinars...

Pay one site registration fee and an unlimited number of participants from your organization can attend at that site.

A Record of Attendance Form is included free with each webinar for your record keeping and PDH verification. Attendees may also order official a Course Completion Certificate from Northern Illinois University to confirm your attendance and showcase on your office wall. Instructions for ordering certificates are given during the webinar.

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