In 2019, we had more than 1,000 professionals attending our webinars, workshops, open or in-company training, whether in person or online.
The WST courses trained several professionals addressing the most varied subjects related to hydrogeology, such as:
- Flow modeling and transport of contaminants in groundwater using established software such as FEFLOW and Visual MODFLOW Flex;
- Planning, execution and advanced analysis of results from slug tests, pumping tests and well efficiency, with practical applications in AquiferTest;
- 2D / 3D geotechnical modeling for mining applications using the SVOffice package;
- Environmental hydrogeochemistry, QA / QC for chemical analysis and groundwater monitoring, with practical exercises at AquaChem;
- Geoenvironmental data management using Hydro GeoAnalyst;
- Drilling methods and design of tubular wells to collect groundwater.
This year we had the opportunity to receive the delegation of the National Mining Institute of Mozambique, for training in advanced hydrogeology techniques, we also had the opportunity to be received in Costa Rica and Kazakhstan for personalized training.
We offer more than 10 free Webinars this year, always providing a lunch break with a lot of exchange of experiences and knowledge. The requests to make the videos of the webinars available were commonplace, from professionals who were unable to watch live, by field, meetings, etc. Therefore, in response to these requests, in 2019 we also launched the Water Services and Technologies YouTube channel, in that all presented webinars are gradually being inserted.
We were invited to participate in various events such as workshops, congresses, academic weeks and technical meetings. We were honored with all the invitations and we thank the various professionals who participated in the events. Among them, we highlight the annual workshops organized by us on advanced technologies in hydrogeology and environmental management, which took place in Belo Horizonte and São Paulo in October, with the presence of more than 200 professionals, and also the workshops organized in partnership with the Inter-American Institute. Cooperation for Agriculture and the Bahian Water and Sanitation Company, which took place in Brasilia and Salvador, with the presence of Ministers of States and professionals from the public and private sector who deal with water resources and sustainability.
To close the year with a flourish, we participated in the VI International Congress on Underground Environment, in which hydrogeologists Nilson Guiguer and Rafael Albuquerque were invited to participate in round tables organized by the event. Additionally, scientific works were presented by WST geologists Lucas Salles and Rafael Gomes. We were also present with a stand at the trade fair that took place in parallel to the congress, in which we had the opportunity to exchange experiences and present our news in addition to socializing with fellow hydrogeologists.
2019 was a year of intense improvement and knowledge exchange, in 2020 comes news, wait for our training calendar, we count on your presence.