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NSW IAH Technical Talk 8th Dec: Damian Merrick – AlgoMesh

IAH NSW is pleased to announce a technical talk by Damian Merrick, Principal Software Developer for HydroAlgorithmics. Damian will introduce AlgoMesh, a tool for building unstructured-grid groundwater models. The talk will be held at the Parsons Brinckerhoff offices in Sydney on Tuesday 8th December 2015 at 6pm. For more information on the talks, venue and RSVP details click here

Please join us to see how you AlgoMesh can improve your MODFLOW modelling practice!

2015 Darcy Lecture in Groundwater Science (NSW)

Dear IAH friends,

IAH NSW and their sponsors proudly present the 2015 Darcy Lecture in Groundwater Science, with a presentation by Dr Rainer H. Helmig, head of the Department of Hydromechanics and Modelling of Hydrosystems at the University of Stuttgart.


Dr Rainer H. Helmig will be talking about “Evaluating the Competitive Use of the Subsurface: The Influence of Energy Storage and Production in Groundwater”

Please join us on Monday 10 August at 5:30pm for a 6pm start (AECOM offices Level 21, 420 George Street, Sydney CBD). For more information on the topic and the venue click here

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2014 Darcy Lecture in Groundwater Science (NSW)


Dear IAH friends,

IAH NSW and their sponsors proudly present the 2014 Darcy Lecture in Groundwater Science, with a presentation by Dr Dorthe Wildenschild, Associate Professor at the School of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering at Oregon State University.

Associate Professor Wildenschild will be talking about “What Happens in the Pore, No Longer Stays in the Pore: Opportunities and Limitations for Porous Media Characterisation and Process Quantification Using X-ray Tomography”

Please join us on Thursday 19th February at 5:30pm for a 6pm start (Parsons Brinckerhoff offices, Ernst and Young Centre, Level 26 680 George Street, Sydney). For more information on the topic and the venue click here.

Future Advances in Groundwater Modelling — FEFLOW 6.2 Sneak Preview

June 13 2013, 5:30 pm

Melbourne Hotel, corner of Hay and Milligan Streets

Mine works modelling

Join IAH and DHI for socializing and a technical talk.

Fabien Cornaton will introduce the beta-version of FEFLOW 6.2, giving an overview of the many new features to be implemented in the next release of FEFLOW and providing a roadmap for future development directions. Fabien will explain and discuss these features from a practical perspective so that the talk is relevant also for hydrogeologists and groundwater managers utilizing models in their work and decision processes. Groundwater modellers working on other software tools and codes are especially welcome to attend. Special focus will be placed on the current development activities of FEFLOW, including Sub-Domain budgeting, advanced capture zone and age analyses, Random-Walk Particle-Tracking and fully unstructured meshing approaches. The methods described will address challenges related to difficult geological systems and processes in mining, contamination transport, and most other environmental systems.

Following the presentation, there will be time for feedback and a discussion on the challenges and most important developments in groundwater modelling.  Alexander Renz, a senior engineer with DHI in Perth, will lead the discussion.


Fabien Cornaton is presently Head Developer for FEFLOW Scientific Development at DHI-WASY.

Fabien completed his Ph.D. thesis in 2003 at the Centre of Hydrogeology, University of Neuchatel (Switzerland) titled:  “A Deterministic models of groundwater age, life expectancy, and transit time distributions in advective-dispersive systems”. He has many years experience in developing environmental flow simulators using various computational methods. During his time as a lecturer at the University of Neuchatel (Switzerland) and as a Professor at the Tecnologico de Monterrey (Mexico), he developed and applied groundwater modelling codes for various applications, including radioactive waste management and contamination risk assessments.

As the Head Developer of FEFLOW at DHI-WASY, Fabien is responsible for scientific development of one of the worlds most recognized commercial groundwater modelling systems.


This event is sponsored by DHI Water and Environment.

SEAWAT and the Salt Lake Benchmark Test

Dear IAH members, our next IAH-NSW technical talk is presented by Mr. David Garces on the 9th of April. David is a hydrogeologist/ groundwater modeler with more than 15 years of experience in various fields of water and groundwater engineering in Colombia, United States, Canada, and Australia. This particular talk goes back to the days he was employed by the USGS, but what makes this even more interesting is that the benchmark case proposal came from our very own Flinders University (SA). This presents the audience with an interesting view point. An Australian case being assessed by USGS fellows. This is unquestionably going to be an engaging talk. Find more about it  here.

Update 12/04/2013:
A copy of the presentation slides from this talk can be downloaded here