Applied Groundwater Modeling Using Visual MODFLOW Flex

May 25-26, 2017

 

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Register today for this 2-day course:  An introduction to Waterloo Hydrogeologic’s premier groundwater modeling software – Visual MODFLOW Flex

This course introduces participants to the Visual MODFLOW Flex interface, and will provide an understanding of:

  • Conceptual and Numerical modeling workflows
  • Fundamentals of finite difference flow modeling using MODFLOW
  • Principles of efficient model grid design using Visual MODFLOW Flex
  • Particle tracking using MODPATH to model the movement of particles through a flow system
  • Contaminant transport processes and simulation using MT3DMS
  • Basics of building groundwater models with Un-structured grids using MODFLOW-USG
  • Visualization model input and model results in 2 and 3-dimensional views

 

What is this course about?

Applied Groundwater Modeling with Visual MODFLOW Flex is a two-day course designed to introduce course participants to the Visual MODFLOW Flex interface, and to provide an understanding of:

  • Conceptual and Numerical modeling workflows
  • Fundamentals of finite difference flow modeling using MODFLOW
  • Principles of efficient model grid design using Visual MODFLOW Flex
  • Particle tracking using MODPATH to model the movement of particles through a flow system
  • Contaminant transport processes and simulation using MT3DMS
  • Basics of building groundwater models with Un-structured grids using MODFLOW-USG
  • Visualization model input and model results in 2 and 3-dimensional views

Groundwater modeling is an important part of many hydrogeologic projects, and MODFLOW and MT3D are industry standards in groundwater flow and solute transport modeling programs. The course consists of lectures and comprehensive hands-on exercises taught by one of our well-experienced instructors and incorporates real-world problems. The lecture presentations illustrate how the Visual MODFLOW Flex program works. The lab exercises are point-by-point descriptions of how to use Visual MODFLOW Flex to develop a variety of groundwater models. Each exercise represents a different application of groundwater modeling, and provides different views of the tools in Visual MODFLOW Flex to help with model development, calibration and visualization of results.

 

Who should attend?

This course is ideally suited for hydrogeologists, engineers and environmental scientists with some knowledge of field investigation and hydrogeologic data who wish to understand more about MODFLOW and applied groundwater modeling. Professional who have limited or no experience with groundwater modeling are more than welcome!

Attendees: please bring laptops or notebooks with the following minimum requirements:

  • Operating Systems: Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7 (Professional, Enterprise or Ultimate)
  • Processor: 32-bit or 64-bit
  • Hard Disk: 500 MB
  • RAM: 2GB+ (4GB or higher recommended)

 

What do you get?

  • Industry leading training from an expert in modeling and Visual MODFLOW software
  • 30-day temporary training license of Visual MODFLOW Flex Premium
  • PDF copy of all the course lectures and exercises
  • Networking with other environmental and modeling professionals
  • 10% discount on Visual MODFLOW Flex licenses for course attendees

 

Who is the instructor?

Jacob George, B.Sc. with a Hydrogeology Specialization is the Training & Implementation Specialist at Water Hydrogeologic. He has multiple years of experience at various technical roles within the groundwater industry and has a published thesis, “Hydrograph Calibration for an Urban Hydrological Surface & Subsurface Model of Laurel Creek Watershed using HydroGeoSphere”. Jacob has instructed various lectures and seminars, and conducted multiple workshops in Visual MODFLOW, AquiferTest, AquaChem and Hydro GeoAnalyst for Waterloo Hydrogeologic. Jacob’s mix of practical problem solving skills and subsurface modeling expertise enables the delivery of cost-effective solutions to complex problems.

 

What is Visual MODFLOW Flex?

Visual MODFLOW is more than just a graphical user interface for MODFLOW groundwater simulations. Visual MODFLOW Flex brings together industry-standard codes for groundwater flow and contaminant transport, essential analysis and calibration tools, and stunning 3D visualization capabilities in a single, easy-to-use software environment. With Visual MODFLOW Flex, groundwater modelers have all the tools required for addressing local to regional-scale water quality and quantity related problems.

 

COURSE LOCATION

The course will be held on Colorado School of Mines campus (room and building TBA). For parking availability, please refer to the campus map below.

All Visitor parking areas will have a pay and display parking meter. When arriving on campus for the first time, look for a parking meter, find a space in that location, pay the meter and display the receipt on your dash. You will find brochures at each of our parking meters that can also help guide you around the campus.

 

ENROLLMENT & REGISTRATION

The fee for the short course is $650 by 5:00PM Mountain Daylight Time, May 1, 2017 ($750 after May 1). Students receive a 30% discount on the short course fee ($455 before 5/1/17, $525 after). You will be invoiced for the tuition balance. The fee covers instruction, course notes, refreshments, and continuing education units. Lodging and meals are not covered. Payment in full must be received prior to the beginning of the course. The registration fee may be paid by check, VISA, MasterCard, AMEX, Discover, or by purchase order (US Only). Spaces will be filled at a first come, first serve basis, so be sure to sign up as early as possible.

If cancellation is made by May 1, 2017, the entire tuition will be refunded. Cancellations made after that date will forfeit a $150 processing fee. In case of cancellation, the right to course material is forfeited. Substitutions are permitted at any time prior to the start of the course. Please be advised that if the program is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment, Colorado School of Mines will return all course fees, but will not be liable for any other expenses incurred by the prospective attendees.

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TRANSPORTATION AND LODGING

The Colorado School of Mines is located in Golden, which is 20 minutes west of Denver, 1 hour west of the Denver International Airport and can be reached by taxi, airport shuttle or rental car. It is strongly recommended that for events held on the CSM campus, attendees select accommodations within .5 miles of the campus if a rental car or personal transportation will not be available, as taxi service and public transportation from other areas may involve significant delays and costs. Lodging is available in Golden, within walking distance of the campus.

Denver Shuttle Service from Denver Airport

To get to SuperShuttle when you land, take the train from the Concourse to the Terminal. Pick up your luggage and proceed to the SuperShuttle counter located on Level 5/Baggage Claim, adjacent to the water feature in the center of the terminal. Counter staff will issue tickets and give directions to the van loading areas. For information, call 1-800-BLUEVAN. Their ticket counters are closed between 12am and 6am. If you arrive between these hours, please use the courtesy phone located at the ticket counter to notify dispatch of your arrival. Please contact a shuttle provider directly for more information on fees and destinations served. Shuttles pick-up and drop-off from Jeppesen Terminal Level 5, Island 3, outside doors 505-507 (east side) and 510-512 (west side).

Super Shuttle International Denver

Phone: (800) 525-3177

Web site: www.supershuttle.com

Rental Cars

All Rental car companies at DIA are located on airport property but are away from the main terminal. Each rental company provides a courtesy shuttle to and from Jeppesen Terminal from their locations. All courtesy shuttles pick-up and drop-off from Jeppesen Terminal Level 5, Island 4, outside doors 505-513 (east side) and 504-512 (west side). If you are arriving in Denver, please follow the overhead signage for the appropriate pick-up location, or check-in at your company's counter in the center of the Terminal.
For more information, please visit at http://www.flydenver.com/rentalcars

Taxis

Taxis are readily available and service within the eight counties that make up the Denver metro area. Some companies may also provide service to other destinations within the state of Colorado. Check with your cab company of choice (or directly with your driver at the airport) for more information on fares and destinations served. Fares to Golden area are based on the taxi’s meter and it costs about $70-85 plus the $3.75 airport access fee. Taxis pick-up and drop-off from Jeppesen Terminal Level 5, Island 1, outside doors 507-511 (east side) and 506-510 (west side).

 
     

 

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