2018

The Drilling Course - Developing Groundwater

Training

Are you a development or humanitarian water engineer who needs to know more about hydrogeology?

Have you come back from the field, wishing you knew more about how to manage well siting, drilling rigs and drilling programmes? Is hydrogeology part of your job but you would like more of a practical understanding? Led by renowned specialists, this course aims to develop knowledge of groundwater, water well siting, well design and drilling supervision.

The course is generously supported by a number of companies providing equipment and demonstrations including Cranfield University (Percussion drilling and course facilities), the Practica Foundation (Manual drilling), Warren Ecological (Rotary – PAT - drilling), Geomatrix (electrical geophysical equipment), In-Situ Europe (field monitoring, sampling equipment and data loggers), Palintest (Microbiological and chemical test kits) and Boode (Well screen and drilling supplies). This is an intensive and highly practical course providing as much hands-on experience as possible over the course of 4 days. The course is mainly intended for water engineers and managers.

COURSE STRUCTURE
The course will be run in the field over 4 days including 2.5 days of practical hands on experience of well siting, drilling supervision, pumping tests and water quality sampling, and 1.5 workshop days covering groundwater theory, well siting, borehole design and pumping test data analysis to put this practical experience into context.

This course has been developed as a collaboration between RedR and Cranfield University. Course presenters and facilitators are experienced Hydrogeologists and Humanitarians who have worked in
the field.

DAY 1: SITE ASSESSMENT AND BOREHOLE DESIGN

Practical sessions including:

Introduction to Hydrogeology and the Task for the Course

Group Desk Study / Assessment of Drilling Site

Geological and Hydrogeological Appraisal in the Field

Electrical Geophysical Surveying Methods

Drilling Supervision Briefing for Day 2

DAYS 2 AND 3: SUPERVISION AND CONSTRUCTION OF WATER WELLS

Drilling Supervision (using Manual Jetting, Percussion and Rotary Methods)

Materials, methods, sampling and record keeping (logging drill cuttings, well consumables, well development)

Well installation and development

Pumping test – using other boreholes on site

On-Site water quality testing (physio-chemical /microbiological)

DAY 3: POST-DRILLING SITE ACTIVITIES

Borehole Development

Test Pumping

Water Quality Sampling and Testing

DAY 4: THE BIGGER PICTURE

Siting boreholes – a case study from the African Basement complex (workshop)

Designing boreholes – principles & practice (guided case study)

Pumping theory and interpretation (workshop)

Borehole rehabilitation

For full RedR UK terms and conditions, click here

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

The minimum age for this event is 18.

What's the refund policy?

-For bookings cancelled two or more weeks before a course, administrative charges will apply. Applicants will be entitled to a refund of 85% of the course fees paid, or if places are available will be offered a transfer of 90% of the course fees paid onto the next instance of the course. 
-For bookings cancelled one to ten working days* before a course begins, 25% of the course fee will be refunded (*during normal UK working days, Monday-Friday and working hours 9am-5pm).
-For bookings cancelled less than 24 hours (working days only) before a course, or after a course has started, no refund will provided. 
-If the applicant chooses to transfer to another course and then cancels their booking a second time, neither a further transfer nor a refund will be offered.
-The refund must be claimed within two months from the cancelled course start date.
-Please note that unfortunately we are only able to cover our local bank charges and not the recipient’s bank charges when we make refunds.
-Refunds may take up to 30 days.

Course Overview

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Course Length
4 days
Location
Cranfield
Timezone
GMT
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