Flashback Friday Video — Hydrogeology 101

Each week, we plan to take a look back at some workshops, courses, photos, and more from past Expos. We’re proud of the content and are glad to have the opportunity to bring you leading experts in their field to assist you in doing the best job possible in the most cost-effective and efficient manner.

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Today we’re taking a look back at a 2013 Expo presentation by NGWA member W. Richard Laton, Ph.D., PG, CPG, of California State University, Fullerton, Santa Ana, California.

Hydrogeology 101 gives a better understanding of the implementation and result of proper well design and construction, which also provides an introduction/refresher on hydrogeology and the hydrologic cycle. The session also covers various types of aquifers and groundwater quality.

A little background on Laton…. An NGWA Scientists and Engineers Division member and active Association volunteer, he’s currently an associate professor of hydrogeology in the Department of Geological Sciences at California State University, Fullerton. Passionate about teaching students practical knowledge they can apply to real-world circumstances, he teaches classes ranging from hydrogeology, environmental sampling, and groundwater modeling to oceanography and geology. Laton has also taught at the Western Michigan University Field Camp for the past 15 years. Topics covered during these 50-hour, weeklong intensive courses include drilling techniques and sampling, aquifer testing, and remediation technologies.

Interested in attending a presentation similar to this at the 2014 Expo? Click here to view the complete program lineup.


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Water systems training offered by WSC and NGWA at Expo

Tuesday, December 9, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

wsc-ngwaNGWA, in collaboration with the Water Systems Council, has crafted a training program to nurture the troubleshooting and diagnostic skills of those who are new to the groundwater industry and enhance those of the seasoned water systems professional. The course will address these major areas:

  •   Water systems and components overview
  •   Proper selection and sizing of materials and components
  •   Diagnostics and troubleshooting
  •   Variable frequency drives (variable flow for constant pressure).

This class is especially recommended for those who may be taking a state licensure water systems exam or one of the NGWA Voluntary Certification Program exams on water systems. The experienced pump installer and water well contractor who seek the most current information and application of recent technologies will also benefit from attending.

All registered Expo attendees are eligible to attend this course; however, as seating is limited to 60 given the level of personal instruction offered, you must indicate your intent to do so when registering for the Expo and pay an additional nominal fee* to cover part of the costs of the instructional materials that will be furnished during the class. You are expected to attend the entire offering in order to receive a certificate of completion for continuing education credit.

Representative from various water systems companies that are members of Water Systems Council and NGWA will instruct the class.

*Fee is $35 on or before November 7 and $60 thereafter.


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