Groundwater Flow & Contaminant Transport Modeling using Visual MODFLOW Flex v7.0 – Spring 2022

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Groundwater Flow & Contaminant Transport Modeling using Visual MODFLOW Flex v7.0 – Spring 2022

Feb 08, 2022 - Feb 11, 2022

Groundwater Flow & Contaminant Transport Modeling using Visual MODFLOW Flex v7.0

This course introduces participants to the complete groundwater modeling process using our recently released version of Visual MODFLOW Flex. Enjoy a mix of lectures and exercises focused on a variety of groundwater modeling concepts including conceptual and numerical model development, contaminant transport modeling, the use of secondary utilities for enhanced modeling results and analysis, parameter estimation and model calibration, and the analysis of model results.

Cost: $1,250 USD
Location: Online
Dates: Feb 8-11, 2022
Times: 9AM-5PM EST

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
  • Simulating surface water flows through the advanced SFR package
  • Simulating multi-aquifer systems
  • Particle tracking, pathline analysis & capture zone delineation
  • Sub-regional water budget analysis
  • Contaminant transport processes and simulation
  • Calibration & verification of flow and transport models
  • Theory of automated parameter estimation using PEST

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 modeling and how to develop models using Visual MODFLOW Flex.  Prior modeling 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 loaded and connect remotely to the online course.

Computers with the following minimum requirements are needed to run the Visual MODFLOW Flex v7.0:

  • Operating Systems: Windows 10 (Professional, Enterprise or Ultimate)
  • Processor: 32-bit or 64-bit
  • Hard Disk: 500GB drive with enough room to run a model. We recommend 50GB free space
  • RAM: minimum 16GB, higher recommended

What you will get!

  • 30-day temporary training license of Visual MODFLOW Flex Premium v7.0
  • 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 Andras Jakab, one of our most active partners, and Bruno Conicelli, Waterloo Hydrogeologic’s lead trainer.  Both 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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