NGWA Offers MODFLOW Course

A new MODFLOW course, “Theory and Hands-on Applications,” is being offered by the National Ground Water Association (NGWA) October 6-9 in Princeton, N.J.

This course 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.

It goes beyond introductory topics and provides advice on how to choose appropriate parameter distributions and model boundaries to develop defensible models of the groundwater system. Attendees 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.

This is a hands-on course, alternating between lectures and laboratory exercises to illustrate the attributes and usefulness of MODFLOW-2005 using Visual MODFLOW Premium. The instructional content is suited to novice and experienced groundwater modeling professionals.

Course instructors are:

  • Daniel Gomes, Schlumberger Water Services’ Sacramento operations manager. Gomes has more than 20 years of experience as a hydrogeologist and groundwater modeler with a wide range of experience in water resources and environmental projects including monitoring, data acquisition, data management, and numerical modeling of groundwater flow and contaminant transport.
  • Robert W. Cleary, Ph.D., currently a groundwater consultant and an adjunct professor in the groundwater program at the University of Waterloo. He is a principal lecturer in NGWA's MODFLOW course and Princeton Groundwater's "The Groundwater Pollution and Hydrology Course" and "The Remediation Course."

To learn more, visit or call 800.551.7379.

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