History and Mission
The International Ground Water Modeling Center (IGWMC) was established in 1978 at the Holcomb Research Institute of Butler University, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. In 1991, the IGWMC was relocated and became part of the Colorado School of Mines (CSM), Golden, Colorado. As of July 1, 2011 the center name has changed to Integrated GroundWater Modeling Center. The name change is due to the significant expansion of our research activities. It is currently operated as a research center in CSM's Department of Geology and Geological Engineering.
The mission of the Integrated GroundWater Modeling Center is to stimulate the correct and efficient use of simulation models and related computer-based support technology in the management and protection of groundwater resources; train groundwater professionals by involving them in this endeavor; and facilitate communication and interaction of groundwater professionals on modeling issues. To this end, IGWMC conducts activities related to groundwater modeling methodologies, software, and management including: information dissemination through the WWW, mail, and workshops development of educational materials and courses; research on modeling methodology and functionality; development and testing of software; distribution and support of software; organization of conferences.