Groundwater Research & Training - September 2016

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Early Bird registrations are now open for the Australasian Groundwater Conference. Book early to avoid missing out. Click here for more information.


Introduction to Aquifer Pump Test Analysis - Brisbane

28-29 November 2016

AU $1,025.00

IAH, AWA, WIA, SCPA member discount 10%. Enter promo code "Association". 20% discount for groups and students. Contact us details.

Presented by Mike Dudding, mdGroundwater and Paul Howe, CDM Smith. Read bio.

Introduction to Aquifer Pump Test Analysis 2016 - Brisbane

An introduction to the essential basics of conducting an aquifer test and analysing the testing data.

This course focuses on the practical application of pumping test theory to developing knowledge of groundwater systems:

  1. Introduction pumping test fundamentals, types of aquifer tests, parameters, aquifer conceptual models,
  2. The pumping test: design, undertaking, data preparation and management
  3. Analysis: identify conceptual model, pracs, case studies

NCGRT Partner Researcher: 
Ray Froend

Ray Froend is a Professor in Applied Ecology at Edith Cowan University and leads a research team within the Centre of Ecosystem Management on plant ecology and groundwater. Ray’s research focus on groundwater dependent ecosystems (GDE) over the last 26 years has resulted in more than 250 research outputs, including journal articles, book chapters, proceedings and technical reports, and he has advised Australian and international NRM agencies and industry on GDE response to altered hydrology since 1990. 

Professor Froend is currently working with the NCGRT on a quality assurance review.

National Water Week 2016:

Each year, National Water Week makes a splash across Australia inspiring individuals, communities and organisations to work together to build community awareness and understanding around water issues and opportunities for growth and innovation.

This year's National Water week’s theme is ‘Water - life - growth’ encouraging sound water practices and investment in all the water sources to ensure we don’t exhaust our current sources in potentially challenging times ahead.

View the National Water Week events and activities happening around the country at the Australian Water Association's website.


Last chance to register! Townsville lecture now added to program!

Melbourne: 18 October
Hobart: 20 October
Perth: 26 October

Townsville: 2 November
Brisbane: 3 November
Canberra: 10 November
Sydney: 10 November
Adelaide: 30 November
Darwin: 1 December

Dr. Rebecca Nelson is the 2016 NCGRT / IAH Distinguished Lecturer

We are pleased to have Dr. Rebecca Nelson as the 2016 NCGRT / IAH Distinguished Lecturer. Dr. Nelson will tour every state and territory in Australia to deliver her lecture entitled: Regulating the cumulative impacts of groundwater withdrawals: Australia and further afield.

Abstract: The regulation of groundwater extraction has shifted dramatically through an intense era of intense water reforms spanning three decades. A key outstanding issue is controlling withdrawals with an eye to their cumulative impacts on groundwater resources and dependent systems. Such control is complicated not just by the incremental additive effects of many small withdrawals, but also by interactive and synergistic effects. This complexity is intensified further by data paucity, potentially significant time lags, and simultaneous background changes to natural systems, such as those caused by climate change. 

Read the full abstract here.

Australian Groundwater School, Sustainable Minerals Institute, UQ

7-10 November 2016

Includes groundwater text book, course notes, tutorials & case studies. Networking drinks on day 2!

IAH, AWA, WIA, SCPA member discount 10%. Enter promo code "Association". 20% discount for groups and students. Contact us details.

Australian Groundwater School - Brisbane

The Australian Groundwater School is vital for Australian professionals working with groundwater. Our flagship course, and the premier course of its type in Australasia, the Australian Groundwater School provides participants with a broad but rigorous introduction to groundwater. Introducing hydrogeology, assessment methods, modelling, managed aquifer recharge, management, governance and more, the course truly encompasses the fundamentals of groundwater.

Scientific, policy and management personnel who want to gain a solid grounding in groundwater should strongly consider attending this course.

Our presenters include: Dr. Lucy Reading QUT; Simon Toze CSIRO; Matthias Raiber CSIRO; Ryan Morris Origin Energy; Steve Flook Department of Natural Resources & Mines; Dr. Michael Teubner Michael D Teubner Consulting; Daniel Barclay Australasian Groundwater & Environ. Consultants and more.

Flinders Investigators Lecture with Professor Adrian Werner

Flinders Investigators is a free public lecture series bringing world-leading research to the wider community. On 26 October, Adrian Werner, Professor of Hydrogeology at Flinders University will deliver his lecture on 'From the River Murray to the sea: Unravelling the architecture of fresh-saline groundwater systems'.