IAH Pumping Test Course Registration Details
Registration for our Pumping Test course on 21st November 2019 is now open and accessible here. The schedule for the day is shown below with contributions from Bruce Misstear of the Department of Engineering in TCD, Henning Moe from CDM Smith, David Ball Hydrogeologist and Taly Hunter-Williams of the Geological Survey Ireland.
The course will be eligible for 7 hours Institute of Geologists of Ireland CPD, and costs €50 for IAH members and €120 for non-IAH Members.
It is recommended that anyone in the engineering or science field undertaking pumping tests or reporting on pumping tests consider attending.
Education and Publicity Secretary IAH (Irish Group)
Introduction and course outline.
Objectives of pumping tests. BM
A refresher about radial flow to wells and common assumptions and misconceptions in well pumping tests
Step drawdown tests, constant rate tests and recovery tests.
Common steady-state and non-steady state analysis methods. BM
Design, Construction and Operation of Water Supply Boreholes in Ireland.
Influence of well design on abstraction, drawdown and quality. DB
Yield-drawdown relationships in fractured aquifers.
Assessing sustainable yields from pumping tests & using operational data. BM
Summarising transmissivity & storage of Irish aquifers; the implications for a sustainable yield. THW
Pump selection based on test pumping results. HM
Case study – Assessments and Interpretations from operational pumping records. DB
Practicalities of undertaking well testing: – planning, set-up and implementation. Possible constraints. Onsite data analysis and decision making. HM
Pump test analyses software and their uses and limitations. HM
Case Study – Quarry Dewatering. DB
Case Study – To Be Determined. DB
Discussion; final questions; and close of course.
Below are a list of courses that have been organised by the IAH – Irish Group in recent years.
2017 Statistics for Hydrogeologists
2015 Hydrology for Hydrogeologists
2012 Professional Development Seminar for Hydrogeologists (IAH/IGI/EPA)
2012 Pumping Tests course (IAH/IGI)