Fundamentals of Water Wells Design Short Course
February 8-10, 2016 in CHYN, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Three days course on the water wells design ( visitors )
How to design an efficient and sustainable water well ? This is often a function of many local conditions. Therefore, the practical aspects of designing water wells are far from uniform and, the efficiency of the wells and their lifetime varies significantly from one country to another and often even within the same country. Furthermore, new methods and tools are becoming available and are changing the way one can design a well. But this expertise is rarely shared. The purpose of this short course is to analyze each of the constituent elements of the water wells and for all of them identify the best design and construction practices which will allow to optimize construction costs, operating costs, and sustainability for each type of well.
Who will benefit?
Hydrogeologists, well engineers, site owners, project managers, purchasing engineers that are involved in water well decisions, construction, siting, design, drilling etc.
Day 1: Basic concepts
Day 2: Well hydraulics, mechanics and design rules
Day 3: Well construction contract: site preparation, drilling and logging
François Bertone. International freelance consultant in hydrogeology, François graduated from the French National School of Geology (Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Géologie) in 1991. He dedicated his career to provide technical, professional, and direct personal services to the groundwater industry. In the last 20 years, he has been heavily involved in the design and construction of hundreds of wells in more than 25 countries. His experience range from the low-budget shallow monitoring wells to deep highly producing wells as water supply for millions of people.
Date: February 8-10, 2016
Time table: 9h00 – 17h00
Access: Map available here.
Room: Millenium (E026) – Unimail Building. 11 Rue Emile Argand, 2000 Neuchâtel
Hotels: Informations are available through the touristic information desk of Neuchâtel. Students can benefit from attracting price in the student residence of the University.
Cost: 1200 CHF (before December 15th, 2015), late registration: 1700 CHF. Half-price for students with a proper student-id card. Note that the number of participants is limited. Professionals paying the full fees will be registered in priority.
Contact: Philippe Renard
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Cancelation policy: Cancellation should be notified as soon as possible. The cancellation date is effective when the notice of cancellation is received. No expense is billed if cancellation is sent a month before the start of the course. Otherwise the following expenses are billed: