CIVL 884 -
Field Methods in the Hydrogeology of Fractured Rock
Open to graduate students from all universities and professionals
Dates: August 27 - September 1, 2017
Location: Queen’s University (Kingston, ON) and Kennedy Field Station (Tamworth, ON)
Dr. Kent Novakowski, Professor and Department Head, Department of Civil Engineering
Dr. Geoffrey Hall, Associate Director, The Beaty Water Research Centre
Dr. Peter Pehme, G360 – Centre for Applied Groundwater Research, University of Guelph
Accommodation and Fees:
Lunch and transportation to field site from campus will be provided for all participants and local accommodation will be available for attendees at an additional cost.
Course fees are as follows:
*This is considered a Fall 2017 course
Industry Professionals: $2,000
*There will be a cap on total enrollment of 24 attendees. A maximum of 6 registrations will be reserved for industry professionals. Registration with payment must be completed by August 15, 2017.
Contact Details: Please contact Dr. Kent Novakowski: firstname.lastname@example.org
Course Description: This course will teach practical field concepts relevant to the study of fractured rock hydrogeology and will be delivered to professionals and graduate students simultaneously. Theory and concepts will be introduced using a combination of classroom instruction and field-based learning. This course will augment CIVL 881, which is focused on the development of the background theory for flow and transport in fractured rock aquifers. All participants will gain valuable hands-on field experience and a thorough understanding of industry-standard and novel techniques particular to fractured rock.
Course Structure: Students will spend one day in the classroom at Queen’s University and five days at the Kennedy Field Station. A list of readings and a series of online lectures will be provided for participants to review prior to the course. Evaluation will be based on a presentation and report submitted two weeks after the completion of the field component. These exercises are optional for professionals.
Curriculum Topics: Regional scale assessment, fracture mapping, well drilling, well completions, surface geophysics, borehole geo- physics, hydraulic testing (pumping tests, slug tests, constant head tests, and pulse interference tests), sampling, data collection and management, and tracer experiments. Well drilling will be demonstrated.
Prerequisite: Enrollment in a related graduate program or industry experience.