What is Groundwater - Science And Practice Conference?
Groundwater - Science and Practice is the 1st Annual 100% Online Conference with the aim to spread the word about latest achievements in groundwater and science particularly in groundwater modeling, groundwater characterization (geophysics) and contamination. Lecturers are internationally and academically respected and will try to bring closer their experience to the wider community.
Groundwater - Science and Practice Conference was aimed to both senior and junior geologist, hydrogeologists and environmental engineers.
Here is agenda of the Conference held on 12th Jun 2018:
1) Opening the conference by host Dragan Kaludjerovic
2) Surface and borehole geophysical measurements for groundwater exploration - Chris Leech
Chris graduated from The University of Exeter with a degree in Applied Geophysics and Engineering Geology and has worked in the geophysics industry throughout his professional career, specializing in all forms of near- surface geophysics and is current chair of the NSGG (Near Surface Geophysics Group).
3) Models and Decisions: a Productive but Uneasy Relationship? - John Doherty
John is the author of PEST, the industry standard for groundwater model calibration and uncertainty analysis. His work involves consulting, education and research. His main research interests are the development of model-partner-software which enhances the use of models in environmental decision-making.
4) The Use of Advanced Passive Sorbent Samplers to Track Groundwater VOC Plumes and Evaluate Vapor Intrusion Risks into Overlying Buildings - Harry O'Neill
Mr. O’Neill has been on the forefront of the acceptance of passive sampling technologies at the national and international level and has managed the implementation of thousands of soils gas and air sampling surveys. Harry O’Neill was selected as the lead author to write the ASTM Standard for Passive Soil Gas Sampling that was approved December 1, 2011.
5) Introduction to creating implicit 3D geology models in GeoModeller, plus tricks for modelling thin units, and for exporting to groundwater models (MODFLOW, FEFLOW) - Helen Gibson
Helen has authored over 60 client reports, and two regional studies for non-exclusive use in industry: thermal history reconstructions of central Australian basins; and heat flow modeling of the northern Perth Basin. In recent years she has worked exclusively in an internal role as a Consulting Geologist for Intrepid Geophysics.
6) Tanzania: The challenge of developing groundwater source supplies - Stuart Smith
Stuart Smith is a consulting hydrogeologist and microbiologist with over 35 years of experience related to groundwater quality, well construction and operations. In Tanzania, GWT provides the science, engineering and construction management for water supplies. He holds BA and MS degrees from Wittenberg University and The Ohio State University in the USA.
7) Monitored Natural Attenuation of organic contaminant - review of project done ten years ago - what can be done better in 2018th? - Dragan Kaludjerovic
Dragan is 20 years in quantitative hydrogeology, currently at online specialization on The Johns Hopkins University - Environmental Engineering. Dragan’s core skill is in explaining difficult concepts through video and text, with more than 700 engineers registered for his online courses.
StartPresentation 1 - Surface and borehole geophysical measurements for ground water exploration - Chris Leech (49:22)
StartPresentation 2 - The Use of Advanced Passive Sorbent Samplers to Track Groundwater VOC Plumes and Evaluate Vapor Intrusion Risks into Overlying Buildings - Harry O'Neill (48:29)
StartPresentation 3 - Introduction to creating implicit 3D geology models in GeoModeller, plus tricks for modelling thin units, and for exporting to groundwater models (MODFLOW, FEFLOW) - Helen Gibson (37:31)
StartPresentation 4 - Tanzania: The challenge of developing groundwater source supplies - Stuart Smith (38:13)
StartPresentation 5 - Case Study of Monitored Natural Attenuation of Xylene (done in 2008th) - what could be done better in 2018th? - Dragan Kaludjerovic (30:05)
Frequently Asked Questions
Dragan Kaludjerovic received his BSc, MSc an PhD at Belgrade University and he is currently at online specialization at The Johns Hopkins University - Environmental Engineering.
In his early career, 1998, Dr. Kaludjerovic focused his research on more complicated numerical models such as unsaturated zone modeling and transport modeling with MT3DMS. Feedback from his presentation at the MODFLOW 98 Conference influenced him to continue to work on mathematical models and their application to hydrogeology engineering which resulted in his MSc defense.
Later, in 2000, he was invited to work at Waterloo Hydrogeologic Inc, (WHI), a world leader at that time in groundwater model software development and consulting. During his time at WHI, he was introduced to innovative modeling techniques, including PEST for parameter estimation and reactive transport modeling with RT3D.
During the next several years, Dr. Kaludjerovic worked on numerous projects including the design of a large groundwater source with 1000 l/s in Macedonia.
In 2005, Dr. Kaludjerovic started work on his PhD thesis which was completed in 2008 and titled "Natural Attenuation of Contamination in Groundwater". The scope of this thesis focused on applications of the RT3D (Reactive Transport) model with multiple electron acceptors to a field case (aquifer contaminated with xylene).
After his PhD thesis, Dr Kaludjerovic continue to conduct research in the area of aerobic and anaerobic bioremediation with emphasis on emulsified oil projects and gas infusion technologies. During his carrier Dr Kaludjerovic published more then 25 papers which can be found below or on his Linkedin page.
In last several years, Dr Kaludjerovic is working with high resolution satellite images (both optical and radar satellites) and its application in environmental science and modeling.
What our Clients Say About Us
Dragan is a fantastic technical resource. With his assistance, I’ve
been able to greatly improve my groundwater modeling and GIS skills. I
will continue to seek him out for my professional development needs. He
provided great value and was a pleasure to work with!
- Bob Marley - Senior Hydrogeologist at EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc., PBC
I have known Dragan for many years. I am most impressed with his dedication to hard work, and the breadth of his knowledge on environmental data acquisition and processing, software, and modelling.
- John Doherty Owner, Watermark Numerical Computing, Australia
He is always available for questions and truly goes above and beyond in his training classes. I have gained a lot of knowledge over a short period of time working with Dragan and would highly recommend his services to others.”
- Thomas Ballard, PG, CHG, Consulting Hydrogeologist, USA
I took multiple training courses with Dragan. I learned a great deal with him during each of the courses. He is an excellent teacher willing to help out in any way possible.
- Mark Sherrill, Environmental Scientist at Short Elliott Hendricson, USA
"I recently completed a course in Remote Sensing and QGIS with Dragan. He was very knowledgeable and guided me through the theory and background and also the implementation of remote sensing. He was very personable and happy to answer all my questions. I appreciate having him as a reference and would recommend him to anyone interested in this topic."
- Lea Bergwall, GIS Analyst, USA