Aquifer Testing Course Featuring AQTESOLV and the In-Situ Level TROLL, with a full day for field practice and analysis

This Course is Full

Dates: October 15 – 17

Location: In-Situ, Inc.

221 E. Lincoln Ave.

Fort Collins, CO 80524


Master Aquifer Testing with this Comprehensive Three-Day Aquifer Testing Course

Conducting aquifer tests in complex hydrogeologic settings often leads to suspect data or unanswered questions after the field work is complete. Even when you’re confident of the geologic conditions, you may have difficulty designing effective aquifer tests, running field equipment, or selecting the best available model to analyze the test data.

Improve your aquifer testing design, performance, and troubleshooting skills with this popular aquifer testing course on both slug test and pumping test design, field methods, and data analysis techniques featuring AQTESOLV and the In-Situ Level TROLL. This course will provide you with the knowledge to master aquifer testing from beginning to end, using world-class field equipment and aquifer test analysis software.


NEW: Third day combines training and practice 

New this year, participate in a full day, hands-on field practice with newly installed wells in In-Situ’s backyard! Participants will work in groups to collect and analyze data on site with support from instructors.


Who should attend:
This course is designed for groundwater scientists and engineers, project managers, compliance program managers, and remedial design managers.


What to expect:
We’ll begin with a brief overview of hydrogeologic principles of pumping and slug testing then work at an advanced level to cover the range of conditions typically encountered during field investigations.

Data analysis exercises include both simple and advanced pumping and slug test analyses representative of typical field investigations.

The third day will include access to the newly installed wells with field practice using In-Situ equipment followed by an analysis workshop using AQTESOLV. (The traditional analysis exercises on Day One and Day Two remain part of the course schedule).


Continuing Education Information:
2.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

(24.0 Professional Development Hours)

Course Completion Certificate from Midwest Geosciences Group is included in the course registration. You may also purchase a certificate from the Colorado School of Mines.


Included in the course registration:

  • Black and white course notebook
  • Field Guide for Slug Testing and Data Analysis ©
  • Breakfast, morning coffee break, lunch, and an afternoon break
  • Evening reception hosted by In-Situ following the course segments on Day One. (Details provided at the course)
  • Discount voucher good toward the purchase or rental of In-Situ products.


What to Bring:

  • Bring your laptop computer, a calculator and any field forms you use for aquifer testing.
  • Course attendees bringing personal laptops will download and install the AQTESOLV demo before arriving at the course.
  • You’re welcome to bring your own project data to analyze during the course.


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Jim Butler, PhD is internationally recognized for his applied research and scientific papers dedicated to aquifer testing, direct push hydraulic profiling, and interactions between surface water and groundwater.  He is author of landmark text “The Design, Performance, and Analysis of Slug Tests” and for the last 33 years, he has worked as a research scientist at the Kansas Geological Survey. Jim holds a B.S. in geology from the College of William and Mary, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in applied hydrogeology from Stanford University.


GlennDuffieldGlenn M. Duffield is the author of AQTESOLV and the founder and president of HydroSOLVE, Inc., a groundwater services firm headquartered in Reston, Virginia, USA. He is a senior quantitative hydrogeologist with over 30 years of professional consulting experience. Glenn holds a bachelor’s degree in geology from Juniata College and a master’s degree in geology/hydrogeology from Penn State.


With support from:

Adam Hobson is a Hydrogeologist and Applications Development Manager with In-Situ, a world-leading manufacturer of innovative environmental monitoring equipment and remote data collection and data management solutions. Adam has over 20 years of experience addressing water and environmental issues throughout the world. He specializes in the design, planning, and implementation of hydrologic and environmental investigations and feasibility studies, site characterizations, hydrologic monitoring, aquifer testing and analysis, and project management. Adam is a Registered Professional Geologist and holds a bachelor’s degree in Earth & Environmental Science from Wesleyan University and a master’s degree in Civil Engineering with a Water Resources/Hydrology focus from the University of Colorado.


Suggested Accommodations:

Hilton Fort Collins

425 West Prospect Rd.

Fort Collins, CO 80526

Make your reservation online to receive a special event discount.


Do you have questions?

Technical Questions: For technical questions about the course, contact Dan Kelleher at Midwest GeoSciences Group at 763-607-0092 or

Travel and Payment Questions: For travel and registration questions, please contact Lauren Ryan at In-Situ, Inc. at 970-498-1656 or


Cancellations may be made up to October 1, however, 35 percent of the course fee will be charged. No refunds. One substitute is allowed for each registrant who is unable to attend.