Aquifer Performance Test Analysis Using AquiferTest Pro

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Aquifer Performance Test Analysis Using AquiferTest Pro

May 09, 2024 - May 10, 2024

This 2-day, online course utilizes the AquiferTest Pro software to demonstrate the analysis and interpretation of water level data from pumping and slug tests. Participants will be introduced to the theory behind the analysis of pumping and slug test data to better support interpretations and will be guided through the AquiferTest interface to improve efficiency. The course combines interactive online lectures, comprehensive exercises, and discussions to improve your understanding of and proficiency with aquifer test evaluations.

$850 – registration and payment after April 9th 
Location: Online
Dates: May 9-10, 2024
Times: 9AM-5PM EST
Contact info: 519-746-1798

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Course Description:

This course is designed to present the theory behind groundwater flow to wells and to illustrate the practical development of aquifer test solutions. This course introduces the equations of flow, the analytical techniques that have been developed to solve these equations, and their practical implementation in AquiferTest Pro. It alternates between lectures and labs to illustrate the ease of using the software. Lab exercises have been developed to show the aquifer tests for unconfined, leaky-confined, and confined aquifer conditions.

Attendees will gain a more complete understanding of the analysis of pumping tests and slug tests, and the determination of aquifer hydraulic properties. The exercises presented in this course will help participants to develop the skills needed to evaluate and interpret the most common types of pumping tests and slug tests.

Course Topics:

  • Theory behind aquifer test analysis
  • How to use AquiferTest Pro to analyze pumping test and slug test data
  • Hydrogeologic properties of aquifers and aquitards and their significance in aquifer tests
  • About aquifer conditions and properties as they relate to pumping and slug tests
  • Skills for optimizing and planning your pumping test and slug test projects
  • When to apply the appropriate Type Curve for analyzing your pumping test data
  • How to use derivative analysis and diagnostic plots to improve pumping test evaluations
  • How to effectively apply AquiferTest Pro to your projects

The exercises used in the course require a current AquiferTest Pro license.  An AquiferTest Pro trial license will be provided for use during the course as part of the registration fee for those who need it.

Who should attend?

This course is suited for anyone interested in learning the fundamentals behind pumping test and slug test analysis and interpretation and how to illustrate the practical development of aquifer test solutions. Prior experience is not required however basic knowledge of the principles of hydrogeology is necessary to grasp the course material.

Attendees are required to provide their own computer with the software installed and connect remotely to the online course.

Course Requirements

Computers with the following minimum requirements are needed to run AquiferTest Pro:

System Requirements:

  • Operating System: Windows 10 or 11 Pro or Enterprise Editions
  • Processor: 64-bit
  • Hard Disk: 200MB free space, plus extra for project files
  • RAM: 4GB or more recommended

What you will get!

  • 30-day temporary training license of AquiferTest
  • PDF copy of all the course lectures and exercises
  • Networking with other environmental and modeling professionals
  • 10% discount on AquiferTest licenses for attendees
  • A certificate of attendance for completing the course


The course will be led by Nicholas Lyle, the lead trainer at Waterloo Hydrogeologic. Our instructors bring a wealth of real-world experience with a strong understanding of the underlying principles to help explain the concepts covered in the course and answer questions you may have.

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May 9 @ 9:00 am
May 10 @ 5:00 pm
850 USD
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Waterloo Hydrogeologic