Better Water Resources Management: Part 2

Groundwater Recharge Rate Estimation using 1D Unsaturated Numerical Model

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Understanding Groundwater Recharge Rate is essential for the successful Water Resources Management and Contaminant Transport in Subsurface.

Why 1D numerical model? Because simple empirical models do not include changes in nature during the time or conditions they were underpinning the assumptions in empirical equation - increasing water table depth, change of land use, climate changes...

After this course you are going to be able to set up monitoring network for soil moisture and potential, model rainfall infiltration and its movement in deeper part of vadose zone where eventually it will become groundwater recharge.

So you are going to be able to precisely determine groundwater recharge rate and include it in Water Resources Management of your region.

Course Topics:

  • What is soil texture and how to determine it quickly
  • In depth explanation of soil water content and soil water potential
  • Devices to measure volumetric water content and soil water potential
  • Installation and maintenance of devices measuring volumetric water content and soil water potential
  • How to determine soil water retention curve - basis for getting unsaturated hydraulic parameters for numerical model
  • Getting unsaturated hydraulic parameters from soil retention curve
  • How to set up 1D numerical simulation of soil water movement including ol hydrological water balance elements
  • Groundwater recharge rate determination

Who should attend?

This course is ideally suited for hydrogeologists, environmental engineers, climate change experts and all others who wants to dive into the use of unsaturated numerical models to make informed decisions about water balance of the region and contaminant movement from ground surface to aquifers.

Prerequisite:

B.Sc in hydrogeology, geology, environmental engineering, agriculture, civil engineering....

Time Commitment:

Average 2 - 3 hours per week to finish each Module. We encourage you to spend time with the course each week. Your focused attention will pay off in the end!

If anything seems unclear or you just have a question, then please let me know - I will get back to you as soon as possible, usually less then 24 hours. After each lecture you have place to ask questions. Again, thank you for joining me on this course.

What is new related to this 100% online course (15.3.2020)?

We added great new reference peer review paper that that will enable you to see how this course can be applied in regional Water Resources Management where increased water depth due to overdraft happened and climate elements change causes changes in groundwater recharge of aquifer and the whole region water balance.

Happy learning!



Course Curriculum


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Your Instructor


Dragan Kaludjerovic, PhD
Dragan Kaludjerovic, PhD

More than 20 years in the field of water and environment, specialist in quantitative hydrogeology applying his knowledge on projects in Europe, US, Middle East, Australia and Africa. Uncertainty analysis of groundwater models is his another specialization. One of top success was mentoring one of the top world Australian Mining Company in using specialized techniques of mathematical model calibration and uncertainty analysis with PEST.

His Ph.D. was done on the topic of groundwater remediation. On the Middle East he was working on a capital project for the metro. A huge database was established (more than 500 observation points).

Business Development and Marketing

Working from Serbia he manages to set up brand acknowledged on Geological Survey of US Meeting in US 2019 as an example of how brand can be setup from distant country. The first online Conference Groundwater Science and Practice was organized in 2018. Proud to say that he become one of the moderators of the LinkedIn Groundwater Modeling Forum with 7000 members along with several university professors. He raised 100000 USD for his Start-Up. Another Start-Up is currently under development.

Coaching other companies and their engineers

First started with 1 on 1 courses throughout the world (mostly US) conducting Environmental Science Education Program with 900 participants.Topics were Water Resources Management, Remote Sensing and Seawater Intrusion. He was accepted on The John's Hopkins University for online specialization in 2018 where he attended one semester of Air Resources Monitoring and Management. Due to catastrophic air pollution in his native country he stopped his specialization on JHU and devoted his time to mitigation of indoor pollution with a top company in that arena. He was again accepted to continue his specialization in JHU in 2020. As one of greatest achievement was invitation to train JHU Ph.D. student in interpretation of Mars geology. Due to COVID-19, the project was postponed by NASA. Also, at beginning of 2020 he was elected to be a reviewer of The Book Coastal Hydrogeology for US journal.

Water Wells

During his consulting practices he was working with Roscoe Moss and arena of Aquifer Storage and Recovery for several years.

Publishing

He published over 20 scientific papers in his native language and the first one in English at MODFLOW Conference 1998. He published a book about Mathematical Modeling and Remediation that is currently under translation in English.

Sensors in Natural Resources

First started as his hobby after which his passion for electronics in environmental field was expanded and currently, he is writing a book on sensors application in natural resources.

Remote Sensing

By lunching of the Sentinel 2 satellite in 2016 he become interested in remote sensing and its application in water resources and agriculture. Did numerous projects in Agriculture and for big agriculture companies, the largest 10000 ha)

Summary :

His integrated knowledge of different disciplines in environment enabled him to develop a specific approach to managing natural resources (monitoring, modeling and remote sensing) Developing techniques for the determination of mineral resources from satellites was considered by several companies.

Visit website of Environmental Science and Education Program and make advance on you careere.

Best wishes,

Dragan


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
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What our Clients Say About Us


Dragan is a fantastic technical resource. With his assistance, I’ve been able to greatly improve my groundwater modeling and GIS skills. I will continue to seek him out for my professional development needs. He provided great value and was a pleasure to work with!
- Bob Marley - Senior Hydrogeologist at EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc., PBC

I have known Dragan for many years. I am most impressed with his dedication to hard work, and the breadth of his knowledge on environmental data acquisition and processing, software, and modelling.
- John Doherty Owner, Watermark Numerical Computing, Australia


He is always available for questions and truly goes above and beyond in his training classes. I have gained a lot of knowledge over a short period of time working with Dragan and would highly recommend his services to others.”

- Thomas Ballard, PG, CHG, Consulting Hydrogeologist, USA


I took multiple training courses with Dragan. I learned a great deal with him during each of the courses. He is an excellent teacher willing to help out in any way possible.
- Mark Sherrill, Environmental Scientist at Short Elliott Hendricson, USA

"I recently completed a course in Remote Sensing and QGIS with Dragan. He was very knowledgeable and guided me through the theory and background and also the implementation of remote sensing. He was very personable and happy to answer all my questions. I appreciate having him as a reference and would recommend him to anyone interested in this topic."
- Lea Bergwall, GIS Analyst, USA