This four-day course alternates between lectures and hands-on laboratory exercises to introduce you to the modeling process including conceptual model developmaent, numerical model implementation, model calibration, and model predictions. It presents the theory behind MODFLOW-2005 and its related programs (MODPATH, ZoneBudget, MT3D, and RT3D), and illustrates the practical development of three-dimensional groundwater flow and transport models using Visual MODFLOW. In addition, the attributes and usefulness of MODFLOW-2005 using Visual MODFLOW Premium will be demonstrated, while WinPEST will be used to perform automated parameter estimation to evaluate the quality of model calibration.
Going beyond introductory topics, this course will also provide you advice on how to choose appropriate parameter distributions and model boundaries to develop defensible models of the groundwater system. You will gain a more complete understanding of the integration of GIS and Visual MODFLOW for the development of groundwater models and for the presentation of model results. Groundwater resource applications that are covered include model calibration using groundwater heads and flows, comparison of MODFLOW solvers, new well development, and capture zone delineation. Contaminant transport topics include transport model development, model calibration to contaminant concentrations, source area design, choice of appropriate concentration boundary conditions, and comparison of transport solvers and three-dimensional visualization of flow and transport results.
In this course, you will learn how to use:
Visual MODFLOW Premium (includes Visual MODFLOW, WinPEST, Visual MODFLOW 3D-Explorer, SAMG, and MT3D99) will be provided for use at the course. A link to download this program will be available for a free 30-day, fully functioning trial version. Following the course, attendees will receive a 10 percent discount on new license purchases of any of the Visual MODFLOW modules. Technical questions and pricing questions about course software should be directed to Schlumberger Water Services at 519 746.1798.
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Tropicana Las Vegas3801 Las Vegas Blvd. South Las Vegas, Nevada 89109800 634.4000702 739.2492
Accomodations: NGWA has secured a limited block of rooms on a first come, first served basis at the group rate of $85 per night*, single/double occupancy. (Friday and Saturday nights before and after are $140.) These rates apply to the NGWA room block and are valid until the May 1 cutoff, unless our block has been filled before that date. When making your reservations, be sure to identify yourself as an attendee of NGWA's “The New MODFLOW Course.” Remember, you are responsible for securing your own reservations. For guest check-in and checkout times, please contact the hotel directly.
800 551.7379 (614 898.7791 outside the United States)
8 a.m.-5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday
fax 614 898.7786
PO Box 715435
Columbus, OH 43271-5435
National Ground Water Association
601 Dempsey Rd.
Westerville, OH 43081
(614 898.7791 outside the US)
fax 614 898.7786