Hydrogeological Investigation in Urban Land Development Projects_2024

On-line zoom

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Dates:     28th – 29th February 2024  Venue: The Capital On The Park, Sandton, South Africa

Dates:   7th – 8th March 2024  Venue:  The Capital Hotel, 15 on Orange Street, Cape Town, South Africa

Course Description:

In general, the main objective of a hydrogeological study/investigation is to evaluate whether the proposed application (i.e. land development) is likely to result in adverse/negative impacts on the aquifer, existing groundwater users or natural functions of the ecosystem relying on groundwater. The expected content of a hydrogeological assessment is broken out into three sections: Existing Conditions;

Impact Assessment; and any hydrogeological study/investigation will require both a desktop review of information and data and field work for baseline characterization of the subsurface environment, such as groundwater flow and aquifer hydraulic properties and infiltration.

The fieldwork will include the installation of monitoring wells, groundwater elevation measurements, as hydraulic conductivity testing (e.g. slug test). Upon completion of the existing condition characterization, the impact of the proposed development on the aquifer, surrounding groundwater uses and other environmental components interacting with the subject aquifer is determined.

Water balance in pre and post-development conditions is also calculated, and deficiencies in water infiltration and aquifer recharge are calculated.

Construction and long-term dewatering of groundwater will also be reviewed in accordance with applicable regulatory frame works..

After participating in the course, you will be able to:

Understand the context, regulatory framework and guidelines of hydrogeological investigation in urban land development.

Understand basic principles of hydrogeology, soil and aquifer hydraulic properties, groundwater flow and physiography and groundwater flow characterization.

Understand the fieldwork methodologies for the completion of hydrogeological investigation, including but not limited to monitoring wells and hydraulic conductivity tests.

Understand and apply water balance calculation methodologies to pre and post-development scenarios.

Understand and develop short-term and long-term dewatering scenarios and calculations.

Understand the concept and methodologies of water taking and regulatory requirements of Permit to Take Water.

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