Solute and Reactive Transport Modelling

The course is designed for environmental consultants, government scientists, researchers and postgraduate students who want to undertake or assess numerical modelling studies of groundwater flow, transport and geochemical reactions as part of their work or research. Discounts apply for GNS staff, Australian delegates, IAH / AWA members, students and groups of 2 or more. Contact enquiries@groundwater.com.au for more details.

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WHY IS THIS COURSE IMPORTANT?

Coupled numerical models that simultaneously account for the quantification of both subsurface fluid flow and biogeochemical processes have become increasingly important tools for interpreting groundwater quality data and processes relevant to natural and contaminated aquifer systems. Solute and reactive transport models help to provide insights into the past and present behaviour of a wide range of groundwater constituents (including organic and inorganic pollutants) and allow to predict future groundwater quality evolution under multiple water quality management scenarios.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

The course is designed for environmental consultants, government scientists, researchers and postgraduate students who want to undertake or assess numerical modelling studies of groundwater flow, transport and geochemical reactions as part of their work or research.

Participants will benefit the most from this course if they have a working knowledge of groundwater (flow/transport) processes and at least a basic understanding of geochemical processes. Prior modelling experience is not an absolute requirement but it will increase the benefits from the course significantly.

WHO IS PRESENTING?

The course will be presented by a team of interdisciplinary scientists with long-standing experience in numerical model development and applications. Presenters include

  • Doug Kent (US Geological Survey)
  • Henning Prommer (University of Western Australia / CSIRO)
  • Catherine Moore, Troy Baisden, Mike Toews (GNS Science)

 
WHAT WILL THE COURSE COVER?

  • Major concepts of solute transport and geochemical modelling
  • Basic theory of coupled reactive transport modeling.
  • Illustrative case studies of reactive transport model applications to a wide range of real-world groundwater quality problems.
  • Modelling groundwater age.
  • Modelling nitrogen movement in groundwater and how biogeochemical reactions (such as denitrification) affect concentrations.
  • Hands-on experience with the modeling tools MODFLOW, MT3DMS, PHREEQC and PHT3D (which couples MT3DMS and PHREEQC)

GROUP DISCOUNTS

If you are a part of an organisation and wish to enrol a group (2 or more) for the course please contact us at enquiries@groundwater.com.au for considerable discount. Discounts also apply for GNS staff, Australian delegates, IAH / AWA members and students.