HYDROGEOLOGY FIELD COURSE MODULES
NAH CONSULTS, the registered consultancy firm of Nigerian Association of Hydrogeologists (NAH) presents HYDROGEOLOGY FIELD COURSE MODULES during the 28th Annual Conference of NAH holding at University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria in November, 2016.
Looking for an intensive, hands-on field experience emphasizing applied hydrogeology, hydrogeophysics, and state-of-the-art techniques for the evaluation, sampling, characterization and presentation of groundwater studies reporting systems?
The hydrogeology field course is a series of two modules designed for graduates of Geology, and industry professionals in groundwater development sector. This would enable participants to gain the practical skills necessary to successfully investigate the geology, characterize complex hydrogeological systems and enable the construction of sustainable wells/boreholes and produce reports according toCode of Practice for Water Well Construction, NCP 027:2010 which is the current policy framework about to be implemented in several States of Nigeria.
This unique and competitive programme is designed to give intending practitioners most of all they need to conform to the existing policy framework on best Hydrogeological practices.
Two modules are on offer:
- GEOS 5210: Hydrogeological and Surface Geophysics forGroundwater Studies
- GEOS 5220: Aquifer Testing with Data Processing and Water Sampling Procedures
Module 1. -GEOS 5210
Hydrogeological and Surface Geophysics for Groundwater Studies
The course is an introduction to the theory and field practice of the basic hydrogeological appraisals and surface geophysical methods used in the investigation of groundwater. The geophysical methods that would be deployed include:
- Electromagnetic methods
- Ground penetrating radar
- Surface resistivity methods
- The practical/field demonstrations of the above and use of GPS and Compass-clinometer
Module 2 -GEOS 5220
Aquifer Testing with Data Processing and Water Sampling Procedures
Aquifer test enables us to obtain accurate well performance records for domestic, industrial and irrigation wells.Analysis of data obtained during aquifer test is used to provide hydraulic characteristic information on the well e. g Transmissivity, Specific capacity, Safe yield,Pump size selection andOperational policy.
The Workshop will comprise several segments developed to address the issue of practical involvement of hydrogeologists on site. It will entail tutored classes and hand-onfield exercises covering but not limited to:
- Principles of site planning and management
- Systematic collection of standardized high-quality hydrogeological and geophysics data
- Aquifer test procedure and data analysis.
These will be achieved through the use of appropriate teaching aids in the classroom assisted by power-point presentations and on-site demonstrative and interactive exercises (on-the-job training). The workshop will be organized in form of participatory sessions that will involve practical demonstrations in all ramifications.
- Enhancedata collection procedures
- Enrichment of siting of borehole points
- Development of manpower and capacity development requirementsof staff for effective borehole drilling
- Provide capacity andenabling environment and
- Taking decisions on-site (in the field) based on field data (field interpretation of data).
- All professionals in the public and private sectors involved in water well drilling consultancy and supervision
- Academics teaching hydrogeology in tertiary institutions
- LGA WASH Department staff
- Inquisitive individuals willing to learn new things in hydrogeology
- NGOs involved in the water sector
- Regulatory agencies involved in the enforcements of water andfood standards.
- Participants will be equipped with necessary skills in water well siting
- Drilling supervision: This is expected to impact positively on the quality of work that would subsequently be done by such participants
- Improve on the quality of reports to be produced
- Instruction materials such as handouts, graph sheets, standardized forms, field folders and lunch would be given to each participant.
Participants will also be issued Certificate of Proficiency after the training workshop.
This will comprise seasoned and practicing professionals in the field of hydrogeology from the membership of the NAH and would be co- ordinated by Dr. I. A. Okunlola (FNAH) and Dr. A.S. Olatunji (FNAH).
Training Workshop Fee
The fee is highly subsidized at N25,000.00 (Twenty five thousand Naira only) per Module per participant.
Period: November 22 -23, 2016.
Intending participants should register for any of the Modules on or before the 31st October, 2016.
For further enquiry please contact:
Ipoola. A. Okunlola (FNAH), COMEG Regd., PhD Germany (1980)
0803 313 9881; 0807 195 4252