Groundwater Flow & Contaminant Transport Modeling using Visual MODFLOW Flex

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Groundwater Flow & Contaminant Transport Modeling using Visual MODFLOW Flex

Aug 29, 2024 - Sep 12, 2024

This online course introduces participants to the basics of the groundwater modeling process using version 10 of Visual MODFLOW Flex. This course is taught across four, four-hour sessions (plus a brief orientation session) over two and a half weeks. Enjoy a mix of pre-recorded lectures and live exercise sessions focusing on the basics of groundwater flow modeling in the Flex environment, covering topics such as creating a groundwater flow model, constructing a conceptual hydrogeological model, and analyzing numerical model results.

Cost: $800 USD **EARLY BIRD SPECIAL before Aug 3, 2024**
$850 USD – registration and payment after Aug 3, 2024
Location: Online
Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays, August 29 to September 12, 2024
Times: 10:00am – 2:00pm EDT
Contact info: 519-746-1798

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Course Topics:

  • Principles of the modeling process
  • Conceptual model development
  • Fundamentals of groundwater flow modeling using MODFLOW
  • Principles of finite difference grid design & optimization
  • Setting appropriate boundaries
  • Particle tracking, pathline analysis & capture zone delineation

The exercises used in the course require a current Visual MODFLOW Flex Pro or Premium license. A Visual MODFLOW Flex Premium 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 groundwater flow modeling and how to develop models using Visual MODFLOW Flex. Prior modeling experience is not required, however the course material assumes a basic background knowledge of the principles of hydrogeology.

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


Computers with the following minimum requirements are needed to run Visual MODFLOW Flex:

System Requirements:

  • Operating System: Windows 10 or 11 Pro or Enterprise Editions
  • Processor: 32-bit or 64-bit
  • Hard Disk: 500 GB with enough room to run a model.
    We recommend 50 GB or more additional free space
  • RAM: 16GB or more recommended

What you will get!

  • 30-day temporary training license of Visual MODFLOW Flex Premium
  • PDF copy of all the course lectures and exercises
  • Networking with other environmental and modeling professionals
  • 10% discount on Visual MODFLOW Flex 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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August 29 @ 10:00 am
September 12 @ 2:00 pm
850 USD
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Waterloo Hydrogeologic