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Bowral

Structural-Hydrogeology for Environmental Impact Statements (5-Day Classroom, Core and Field)

It is exciting to offer new training courses in an emerging area of research. The training providing geologists, engineers, and hydrogeologists with an intense primer on how structural techniques can be used to define fault fluid properties better.

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Structural-Hydrogeology for Environmental Impact Statements (5-Day Classroom, Core and Field)
Structural-Hydrogeology for Environmental Impact Statements (5-Day Classroom, Core and Field)

Time & Location

25 Mar 2024, 8:30 am AEDT – 29 Mar 2024, 3:00 pm AEDT

Bowral, Bowral NSW 2576, Australia

About the Event

It is exciting to offer new training courses in an emerging area of research. The training is aimed at providing geologists, engineers, and hydrogeologists with an intense primer on how structural techniques can be used to define fault fluid properties better. This training is based on the IESC Fault and Groundwater explanatory note.

There are three distinct elements to the course curriculum;

  • •Basin evolution and sequence stratigraphic framework for characterising aquitards, aquifers and coal seams.
  • •Structural geologic analysis and description of tectonic inversion, faulting and folding of coal basins.
  • •Integrating geologic and hydrogeologic data in the framework of the Causal Pathway methodology used by Australian Governments.

We recognise that this is an impossibly broad set of things to learn, the training is designed for;

  • •Mining and gas company generalists who may be working in exploration appraisal want to understand how they need to collect data for use in an EIS that will be referred to the IESC.
  • •Hydrogeologists, environmental consultants, and groundwater water modellers help their customers deliver EIS.
  • •Geoscientists working in Government and regulators are trying to understand EIS and conditional approvals.

Participants will be expected to have a background in earth sciences and actively working in the sector. As part of the training, students will re-learn a range of basic geologic ideas and set themselves to teach themselves or use our extension training courses.

Learning Outcomes

Students will graduate with

  • Confidence in the identification and characterisation of aquitards, faults and aquifers
  • The ability to critically review geologic data and draw regional cross-sections.
  • Use multiple hypotheses to define potential causal pathways.
  • Ability to define the correct flow physics and numerical tools to allow for simulation of causal pathways.
  • The confidence to identify and self-check for cognitive bias and how it may impact a project for both proponents and reviewers.

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