This intensive two-day course consists of presentations, case studies, and lab exercises using Visual MODFLOW to introduce you to modeling environments, and the main steps involved, for developing brackish groundwater wells and reverse osmosis injection wells, which may play pivotal roles in helping to fulfill increasing demands for drinking water supplies.
The use of saltwater and brackish groundwater for drinking water purposes is becoming more common in the United States and abroad due to increasing overuse of fresh groundwater and induction of saltwater intrusion in coastal areas. In fact, the Texas Water Development Board, in its latest 50-year planning effort, lists brackish groundwater supplies as a key new resource to tackle the growing disconnect between supplies and demand.
Yet, there are still many difficulties in developing such a resource, including ensuring its long-term sustainability and potentially escalating costs with deteriorating water quality over time. Injection of RO concentrate in the subsurface also presents geochemical and well construction challenges.
By attending this course, you will:
You will need to bring a laptop to this course.
You will receive a copy of the presentations and the computer files used in the course labs. (Instructions will be given to download these files, as well as a fully working copy of the modeling software used in the labs.)
Who should attend?
San Antonio, Texas 78205
Accommodations: NGWA has secured a limited block of rooms on a first come, first served basis at the group rate of $159 per night single/double occupancy. These rates apply to the NGWA room block and are valid until the March 26 cutoff, unless our block has been filled before that date. When making your reservations, be sure to mention you are attending this NGWA program to receive this group rate. Remember, you are responsible for securing your own reservations. For guest check-in and checkout times, please contact the hotel directly.
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National Ground Water Association
601 Dempsey Rd.
Westerville, OH 43081
(614 898.7791 outside the US)
fax 614 898.7786