Basic and Advanced Principles of Groundwater Hydrogeology (480 mins. per day)

  • May 19, 2011
  • 7:30 AM
  • May 20, 2011
  • 5:00 PM
  • PSU Great Valley, 30 E. Swedesford Rd., Malvern, PA
  • 14


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May 19-20, 2011
PSU Great Valley, Malvern, PA

Professional Development Requirements
Delaware and South Carolina:  60 mins. = 1 CEU
Pennsylvania: 50 mins. = 1 PDH

This course agenda covers Basic and Advanced Principles both days. If you intend to register for only one day of the two-day seminar, please review the full agenda so you make an appropriate choice.

Course Synopsis:  The sustainable use and management of natural resources is receiving much attention in the public forum, in politics and business and within the scientific community.  At the forefront of current issues are concerns over water use development and interactions between groundwater and surface water.  Such concerns have been elevated due to developmental pressures, water requirements for shale gas development, and changing regulations governing water use at the state and regional levels.

This is PCPG's third offering of this popular two-day hydrogeology seminar, which is continually updated to reflect the changing needs of the practicing scientist.  The course is intended to provide the tools to address issues and problems faced by current practitioners.  It is for scientists who have had basic hydrogeology and wish to brush up on their foundational skills, then take their understanding of hydrogeology to the next level.

As such, the course is set as a two-day format, which can be taken separately or consecutively.

  • The first day will cover the hydrologic cycle, the occurrence and movement of subsurface waters and the development of groundwater flows systems. Topics such as Darcy's law, aquifer anisotropy, heterogeneity, fracture flow, and development of monitoring systems will be covered.
  • The second day will focus on application and use of the basic concepts for advanced problem solving.  Topics will include aquifer and well hydraulics, pumping test solutions, use of software, aquifer characterization and data interpretation, surface water interaction and investigation design.
Class Size
Minimumn 40 / Maximum 75

Who Should Attend: Professional Geologists, Project Managers, Geologists is Training, Environmental Scientists and related professionals that require hydrogeological training.  Overall this 2-day course is for scientists working on geological and/or environmental projects and who need to learn and/or review hydrogeologic principles as they apply to real world scenarios. The course will be equally applicable to field staff as well as managers that oversee hydrogeological projects that include aquifer assessment and characterization investigations, pumping tests and water use permitting.

Course Moderator
Louis F. Vittorio, Jr, PG - PCPG President Elect, Principal Hydrogeologist, EarthRes Group, Inc.

Thomas A. Earl, PhD, PG - Principal, Meiser and Earl, Inc.
Louis F. Vittorio, Jr., PG - Vice President, Principal
Hydrogeologist, EarthRes Group, Inc.
Mark B. Ioos, PG - Vice President, Geo-Environmental
Services, Skelly and Loy, Inc.
Douglas J. Hess, PG - Director of Groundwater and Site
Characterization Services, Skelly and Loy, Inc.
Gary M.B. Kribbs, PG - President, AEON Geoscience, Inc.

Networking Reception: On Thursday, May 19 PCPG will host a complimentary networking reception beginning at 5:30 PM at The Desmond Hotel.

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