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Event Water Quality Data Management & Modeling (WQDM): Applications using AquaChem and HydroGeo Analyst

Course Objectives:

From hands-on experience, you will learn...

• How to effectively apply AquaChem to water quality data management projects

• How to create a hydrochemistry database

• Basic understanding of rock/water interactions

• How to quickly generate data plots and prepare professional reports for water data

• What to look for when evaluating data quality

• How to solve modeling problems using PHREEQC

• Hands-on guidance with HGA and AquaChem by expert instructors

• A complete set of course lecture notes and lab exercises, including a CD of lab exercises

Course Topics

• Introduction to integrated data management

• The use of GIS data management in hydrogeology studies

• Data Interpolation within the GIS system

• Interpreting borehole cross-sections to conceptualize the flow system

• Interpreting field data to generate model parameter distributions

• Fundamentals of managing water quality data

• Importing water quality data from various data sources into a relational database

• Assessing the quality of lab data, identifying trends and performing statistical calculations

• Detecting and interpreting exceedance values

• Identifying water types and aquifer composition

• Plotting spatial patterns of water data

• Introduction to the USGS PHREEQC geochemical modeling code

• Concepts and benefits of relational databases applied to water chemistry data

Who should attend this course?

This course was designed to be of interest to any environmental or groundwater professional, novice or experienced, who deals with projects that have a component related to groundwater quality analysis or water quality data management.

What does the course cost?

• WQDM (4 days) $1,650.00 USD

Where is it held?

Beach Rotana Hotel & Towers

Tourist Club Area,

P. O. Box 45200,Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.

Tel: (+971) 2 644 3000

Fax: (+971) 2 644 2111


How do I register?

Order must be prepaid using either a credit card, or bank transfer. Payment must be received prior to course.

J. P Morgan Chase bank

A/C 323021581

Chips #002 / ABA# 021000021

Swift Code: CHASUS33

United States


For organizations sending 3 or more participants, a 25 % discount will apply to the total course cost!
A 100% refund is granted for course cancellations if WHI is notified at least 3 weeks prior to the course. Cancellation with less than three weeks notice will receive a $500 cancellation charge.
Payment of all course fees is due in advance of the course. Upon receipt of your payment, a confirmation notice will be sent to you by email.
WHI Courses are usually fully booked a few months in advance, so the payment should be paid well in advance in order to avoid disappointment.

Forms submitted without payment will automatically be cancelled from the registration system.

Course Schedule Note: Breaks & lunches are not listed

Day 1

Registration: Coffee and Introductory Remarks

Lecture: Introduction to Integrated Data Management

Lecture: GIS Analysis in Hydrogeology Studies

Lecture: Building a Hydrochemistry Database

Exercise: Setting up a Water Quality Database

Lecture: GIS Data Interpolation

Exercise: Interpolating Data in HGA

Day 2

Exercise: Interpolating Data in HGA

Lecture: Cross-Section Analysis

Exercise: Creating User-Defined Cross-Sections

Lecture: 3D Visualization: Reporting & Presentations

Exercise: 3D Visualization in HGA

Lecture: Intro to Water Quality Data Management

Lecture: Introduction to AquaChem

Day 3

Exercise: Introduction to AquaChem

Lecture: QA/QC Techniques - Part 1

Lecture: QA/QC Techniques - Part 2

Lecture: Techniques for Interpreting Data

Exercise: Techniques for Interpreting Data

Day 4

Lecture: Statistics in Groundwater Analysis

Lecture: Geochemical Modeling

Lecture: The AquaChem-PHREEQC Interface

Lecture: Closing Remarks and Course Evaluations

Lecture: Publishing Water Quality Results with HGA

Exercise: Publishing Water Quality Results



Contact information Amr Hassan, Senior Regional Account Manager - Middle East & Africa, Schlumberger Water Services: P. O. Box 21, Abu Dhabi UAE (email:
Phone: +971 2 610 1240 ; Fax: +971 2 610 1277 ; Mobile: +971 50 818 7238
Event type Training
File link ../PDF/2008-WQDM-AbuDhabi
Source Schlumberger Water Services
Geographical coverage United Arab Emirates
Address Abu Dhabi, UAE
Organizer Schlumberger Water Services
Target audience International
Period [04/02/2008 - 07/02/2008]
Status Confirmed
Working language(s) ENGLISH