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IAHWA – June Technical Presentation

Transformation of Geophysical properties into Hydrogeological and Engineering parameters

The Australian Society of Exploration Geophysicists (ASEG) is hosting Geoff Pettifer from GDH  (also an IAHWA member) for a technical presentation with all IAH members welcome to attend.

When: Thursday 18 June 2015, 5:30 for 6pm start
Where: City West Function Centre, 45 Plaistowe Mews, West Perth
Registration: Free for IAH members. Please register by Midnight 16th June.
Registration link: https://tas.currinda.com/register/event/1240

In this presentation Geoff will discuss the factors relevant to transformation of Geophysical properties into Hydrogeological and Engineering parameters (G2HE).

The factors discussed, by no means a complete list, are Empiricism, Scalability, Resolution, Uncertainty, Clay and Experience. Understanding and considering these factors is integral to acceptance and transformation of measured and modelled geophysical properties into hydrogeological and/or geotechnical parameters.

A limited review of the literature is given, and experiences of real-world commercial constraints are discussed along with some published case examples to illustrate applications and limitations. Recommendations are made for a suggested way forward to improve the practice and gain acceptance of geophysical transformations. Continue Reading →