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Advanced Groundwater Modeling Course with Visual MODFLOW Flex

26 de October de 2020 - 08:00 - 29 de October de 2020 - 17:00


This four-day online course alternates theory and practical exercises in order to address the entire modeling process, including the development of conceptual models, construction of the numerical model, calibration, sensitivity analysis and simulations of multiple scenarios. The course presents the theory and practical development of three-dimensional groundwater flow and contaminant transport models using Visual MODFLOW Flex.

Participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Verify the practical application of Visual MODFLOW Flex in three-dimensional studies of groundwater flow and transport of contaminants
  • Develop three-dimensional numerical models with appropriate grids, parameterization, boundary conditions and local hydrogeological conceptualization
  • Create rectangular numerical meshes, meshes with local refinement and unstructured polygonal meshes
  • Calibrate models to match observed field data, that is, hydraulic loads, flows and concentrations
  • Use MODPATH code to model the tracking of three-dimensional particles for the capture zone delineation
  • Use the Zone Budget tool to assess the subregional water balance within the domain of the model, such as the appearance of water in pits, impacts of pumping in rivers, etc.
  • Use the MT3D code to model the natural attenuation of contaminants and simulate remediation scenarios.

This course will be provided to all participants:

  • Theoretical handout with the material presented in the course
  • Handout of practical exercises
  • Installer of the most current version of the software
  • 15-day training license to use the software
  • Certificate of participation.

MAURO PRADO, M.Sc., FGS – Hydrogeologist

Geologist graduated from the University of São Paulo, with a master’s degree in Environmental Sciences from the University of East Anglia, England. He specializes in hydrogeology, water supply, water resource management and mathematical modeling of the flow and transport of contaminants in groundwater. His areas of expertise include hydrogeology applied to mining projects, regional assessments of underground water resources, prospecting of water resources, project management and characterization of contaminated sites. Other areas of experience and interest include drilling and completing tubular wells and wells for dissolving salt, protecting aquifers and hydrogeological aspects related to oil and gas production. Mauro is an instructor in courses in mathematical modeling and interpretation of aquifer tests offered by Water Services and Technologies.


26 de October de 2020 - 08:00
29 de October de 2020 - 17:00
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