Practical Considerations for Groundwater Monitoring Well Design, Construction, and Sampling Programs
This course will provide you with a working knowledge of groundwater monitoring networks, monitoring well design, construction practices, and common sampling methods and sampling equipment, and groundwater sampling data.
Avoiding costly errors in a groundwater monitoring program requires an understanding of the process from top to bottom — defining the hydrogeologic regime, determining the optimum monitoring well or sampling point design, installation of the monitoring well network, the sampling method and protocol, selection of the right analytical methods, and the management and reporting of analytical data.
The chemical and biological aspects of chemical contaminants in groundwater will be discussed, supplemented by a discussion of monitoring requirements. Monitoring well design, construction, well purging, and sampling — and how these relate to monitoring representativeness and performance — will be covered with summary comments, and data interpretation and reporting.
You will learn about:
- How hydrogeologic conditions can affect network design
- Practical considerations for monitoring well design — casing, seals and grout, sand packs and screens
- Tips on avoiding problems during well construction
- Well development — how much is needed, practical approaches
- Traditional well purging and sampling practices
- Low-flow sampling, no-purge/passive sampling — advantages and guidelines
- Sample handling, preservation, and shipment
- Selecting the right analytical method
- Understanding your groundwater data.
Who should attend?
- Geologists and hydrogeologists
- Groundwater scientists and engineers
- Environmental engineers and managers
- Remediation project managers
- State and regulatory personnel.
Full-time students can save 15%.
Use code STU-174Dec17.
In order to receive this discount, you need to register by phone, or enter the code on the print form and return it to us by fax or mail.