Groundwater & Environmental Technology Blog

AquaChem 2014.2 Released

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We are happy to announce the latest release of AquaChem, our premier water quality analysis and reporting software.  The new release supports linking with Hydro GeoAnalyst 2014.1 environmental data management software, and includes various bug fixes and enhancements.  See below for a full list of changes in the new release.

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Last month, Schlumberger Water Services travelled to Buffalo, New York to participate in a full-day pumping test design and analysis workshop at the University at Buffalo. Co-organized by SWS and the University at Buffalo, the workshop brought together graduate students, groundwater professionals and government representatives for a combination of lectures and field activities using the University's well field. Participants learned through a live demonstration how to design and implement a field scale pumping test using "pumping test ready" Diver groundwater dataloggers. Participants were also given the opportunity to analyze and interpret collected pumping test data in the classroom using AquiferTest Pro pumping and slug test analysis software.

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Visual MODFLOW Flex Chinese

Schlumberger Water Services (SWS) and SWS distributor, Beijing Water International Ltd (BWI), are pleased to announce the first release of Visual MODFLOW Flex in Chinese. The translation of Visual MODFLOW Flex was a joint effort between both companies to support the growing groundwater market in China.

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Last month we hosted a free 20-minute webinar on the new release of Hydro GeoAnalyst - our all-in-one environmental data management, analysis and visualization software. The webinar was presented by Katrina Smallacombe, Software Sales and Training Manager for SWS, who discussed the new features and capabilities available in the 2014 release. Watch a recording of the video below to learn how Hydro GeoAnalyst 2014 streamlines environmental data management to increase efficiency, reduce costs and give you greater insight into your environmental data.

Schlumberger Water Services is pleased to announce the release of Hydro GeoAnalyst 2014 environmental data management, analysis and visualization software. The 2014 release delivers new capabilities that streamline environmental data management, allowing groundwater professionals, consultants and government agencies to increase efficiency, reduce costs and realize the full value of their environmental and water resources data.

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The annual NGWA Groundwater Summit conference is set to kick off on Sunday, May 4th and will run until Wednesday, May 7, and Schlumberger Water Services (SWS) is pleased once again to be an official sponsor for the event. SWS representatives will be at the summit to showcase our latest developments in wireless groundwater monitoring equipment and groundwater modeling simulations software.

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One of the first tasks when setting up a centralized environmental database management system is to define the data model. This involves deciding what data will be stored in the database and then creating the appropriate tables and fields using database management software. Hydro GeoAnalyst helps you kickstart this process by providing  database templates designed specifically for different types of environmental data. Since every project is unique, Hydro GeoAnalyst's Template Manager gives you complete control over your data model, allowing you to fully customize the template to suit your project needs. This flexibility is essential especially in situations where the database must connect to other third-party applications (GIS software) that have specific data structure requirements.

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Schlumberger Water Services and the University at Buffalo are pleased to announce a one-day workshop on pumping test design and analysis.  The workshop will take place on June 3 and is designed to give students and groundwater professionals hands-on experience designing and implementing a field scale pumping test using Diver groundwater dataloggers.   Participants will also have to opportunity to review the pumping test data and make interpretations using AquiferTest Pro pumping and slug test analysis software. 

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MODFLOW-USG Groundwater Modeling Vertical Grid Refinement
MODFLOW-USG gives you the flexibility to focus grid resolution where it counts, using a variety of grid geometries.  As mentioned in an earlier blog post, Quad-Based grids are an attractive option due to their simplicity and rectangular-shaped geometry (using shapes similar to those used in finite difference grids).  This blog article provides a preview of the  Quad-Based grids that are currently being developed in Visual MODFLOW Flex along with a few examples for various applications.

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MODFLOW-USG Groundwater Modeling Vertical Grid Refinement
In 2013 Visual MODFLOW Flex demonstrated the power of MODFLOW-USG through the use of Voronoi polygon unstructured grids. By focusing the grid resolution “where it counts”, you can achieve higher accuracy and more efficient run times over structured MODFLOW grids. (See MODFLOW-USG Case Study). Building on the new capabilities of MODFLOW-USG and leveraging the flexibility that comes with a grid-independent conceptual model, we are pleased to demonstrate layer-dependent discretization using Quad-Based UnStructured grids in Visual MODFLOW Flex.

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