Thursday, March 05, 2015

Groundwater exploration Techniques and Well Field Delineation Techniques

Invitation to Training Workshop

 Date: 13-17 April 2015 (1 week duration)

Given the growing and vital importance of groundwater resource around the world, as well as its scarcity, we need to do everything possible to improve the finding, management and preservation of this essential and scarce resource. To reduce the risk of a dry hole and maximize the chances of ending up with sufficient groundwater, it is highly advisable to locate it as precisely as possible and assess its quantity and quality before undertaking costly drilling work and thus avoid costly failures.
The workshop will focus on the modern techniques of Well Fields delineation and groundwater exploration. Topics to be covered include the following:
·Surveying (Exploration)
·Construction of abstraction systems
·Design, construction, operation and optimization of monitoring networks
·GIS in hydrogeology (general aspects of GIS, representation of maps, boreholes, time series and 3D-units, applications of GIS for geomorphology, hydro geological reconnaissance and water management).

Practicals and field trips are involved in this workshop.
FEES PER WORKSHOP:  P4500.00 per participant
The cost of P4500 per participant covers tuition, course material, field trips, lunches, morning and afternoon tea as well as certificate upon completion of the short course. Participants are responsible for their own travel, accommodation and subsistence. There are many guest houses and lodges around the University main campus.
Facilitators:        Prof. B.F. Alemaw – University of Botswana
                           Prof. N.T. Taffesse- Mekele University
                           Dr. T.R. Chaoka – University of Botswana

Applications are to be sent to:
The Head,
Department of Geology (Attn: Dr. Z. Bagai, Tel. 3552534; mobile: 75941359; emails: or or Prof. B.F. Alemaw, Tel. 3552539 email:
Private Bag UB 00704, Gaborone;
Fax: 3554453
Departmental direct line (Ms Tebogo Boakye-Siaw @ 355 2529) or Ms Gobonamang Mothobi @3552529
Closing date for applications: 10th April, 2015

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