8 to 11 May 2018

I’m currently planning my contributions to the Redr (Registered Engineers for Disaster Relief) Drilling Course which runs this year from 8th to 11th May.  This is the fifth year of my involvement and 3 years since Redr formally took on the organisation of the course in co-operation with the University of Cranfield in Bedfordshire. For information go to https://www.redr.org.uk/Training-Learning/Events/Developing-Groundwater.

In-Situ provides sponsorship for this course by not only paying for my time, but also by providing water level meters and loggers for carrying out monitoring of pumping tests (see drawdown-recovery curve opposite).

In a very intensive 4-day field course, led by 4 experienced hydrogeologists, we cover everything from borehole siting to well drilling and supervision, test pumping and water quality. Essential theory supports classroom workshops.

Delegates are typically from aid organisations wanting to familiarise themselves with the practicalities of drilling supervision. These are joined by MSc students from the water resources course at Cranfield University. The course is open to anyone and is a real opportunity to learn (or re-learn) some of the principles of water well drilling and supervision in a highly practical way.

Here’s a few pictures from the 2017 course to give a flavour of what is on offer.

 

Setting up the rig, starting and adding temporary casing to the hole.

Emptying samples from the drilling tools.

 

Other Activities Using geophysical equipment, water quality field instruments and development of a well by air-lifting.

 

Other Activities Using geophysical equipment, water quality field instruments and development of a well by air-lifting.

I look forward to meeting some of you there in May.

Follow this link to learn more and to book a place on the course.

https://www.redr.org.uk/Training-Learning/Events/Developing-Groundwater

Peter.Dumble@pdhydrogeology.com

©Peter Dumble 2018

28 March 2018