An Introduction to Environmental Data Management Using Hydro GeoAnalyst (HGA)

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An Introduction to Environmental Data Management Using Hydro GeoAnalyst (HGA)

Mar 27, 2024 - Mar 28, 2024

An Introduction to Environmental Data Management Using Hydro GeoAnalyst (HGA)

Geological work and environmental monitoring programs produce copious amounts of data that demand a structured approach to efficient management. This hands-on course is designed to introduce you to environmental data management using Hydro GeoAnalyst (HGA). The course combines interactive online lectures, comprehensive exercises and discussions facilitated by our well-experienced instructors to better improve your understanding of Hydro GeoAnalyst.

$850 USD – registration after February 28th
Location: Online
Dates:  March 27-28, 2024
Times: 9AM-5PM EST
Contact info:519-746-1798

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Course Description:

This 2-day hands-on course presents an introduction to environmental data management and analysis using HGA. Data management begins with the development of a database that integrates the variety of sources of environmental data that are common in hydrogeologic analysis. The data are then interpolated and mapped in HGA to generate the conceptual hydrogeologic model of the study area, which can then be used in site characterization, regional hydrogeologic analysis, compliance monitoring, and groundwater model development.

Course Topics:

  • An introduction to integrated environmental data management
  • Database design, data entry, and managing the database environment
  • Designing site-specific well profiles
  • Techniques for querying a database using the HGA Query Builder
  • Creating charts using the HGA Plot feature
  • Data interpolation and spatial mapping using Map Manager
  • Developing and interpreting geology cross-sections using the new Map Viewer and the Cross-Section Viewer modules
  • Creating 3D representations of contaminant plumes

The exercises used in the course require a current Hydro GeoAnalyst license.  A Hydro GeoAnalyst 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 who wishes to develop a more comprehensive understanding of the data sources that are used in hydrogeologic analysis and how to manage and work with these data using a comprehensive data management solution, including tools to manage the data through queries, filters, user access controls; visualize the data in plots, maps, cross-sections, and 3D scenes.

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 Hydro GeoAnalyst:

System Requirements:

  • Operating System: Windows 10 or 11 Pro or Enterprise Editions
  • Processor: 32-bit or 64-bit
  • Hard Disk: 2GB or more recommended
  • RAM: 8GB or more recommended

Software Requirements:

  • SQL Server:
    • SQL Server (Express or higher edition) 2008 R2 or Newer (for team/remote projects) OR
    • SQL Server Local DB 2014 (for local projects)*
  • Microsoft .NET Framework v.4.7 or higher*
  • Microsoft Visual Studio C++ 2005 Redistributable*

* Included with installation


What you will get!

  • 30-day temporary training license of Hydro GeoAnalyst
  • PDF copy of all the course lectures and exercises
  • Networking with other environmental and modeling professionals
  • 10% discount on Hydro GeoAnalyst 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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March 27 @ 9:00 am
March 28 @ 5:00 pm
850 USD
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Waterloo Hydrogeologic