FEFLOW International User Conference | December 3-6, 2018 | Golden, CO

Conference Program (Draft)

Monday, December 3, 2018

All Monday events in the Clear Creek Ballroom unless otherwise stated.

8:00 to 8:30am – Morning Social
(coffee, tea, and pastries)

8:30 to 8:45am – Welcome
Tom Foster, President – DHI Americas, DHI
Jennifer Mathers, Marketing Director – North America, DHI 

8:45 to 9:00am – Opening Address
Stefan Szylkarski, Vice President Inland Water, DHI 

9:00 to 9:45am – Keynote Presentation
Martina aus der Beek, Hydro- / Environmental Geology, K+S

9:45 to 10:15am – User Presentations
(15 minutes each)
GROUNDWATER RECHARGE
“Design of a dual infiltration system (basins + wells) for treated wastewater within a context of layered unsaturated/saturated zones – Khan Younis (Gaza strip)” – Rémi Vigouroux, Artelia Eau et Environnement
“New ways for identifying potential groundwater abstraction locations in unexploited areas in Northern Germany” – Bertram Monninkhoff, DHI

10:15 to 10:45am – Networking Break

10:45 to 12:00pm – User Presentations 
(15 minutes each)
MINING
Evaluation of the hydraulic performance of a tailings storage facility using FEFLOW” – Ajitha Wanninayake, AECOM
“Groundwater flow modelling in support of open pit slope design” – Martin Stewart, Piteau Associates Ltd
“Optimizing 3D unstructured FEFLOW groundwater model for pit dewatering plan and pore pressure estimation at geologically complex mine site, Antamina – Peru” – Robin Dufour, DHI
“Better geology modelling, with options for direct mesh generation and properties that are geology trend dependent” – Elise Wade and Des Fitzgerald, Intrepid Geophysics
“Groundwater flow modelling of an underground mine in the Andean cordillera of Chile” – Bruno Lapi, WSP

12:00 to 1:00pm – Lunch Buffet

1:00 to 2:30pm – User presentations
(15 minutes each)
WATER QUALITY
“Reactive transport simulation of pit lake infilling using piChem” – Assaf Wunsch, SRK
“Modeling contaminant transport in an aquifer containing discontinuous permafrost” – Steven Humphrey, Geomega
“Assessment of uranium ISR parameters by 3D numerical groundwater model” – Goktug Evin, SRK
“Shallow groundwater flow analysis under a beef feedlot in southern Alberta” – Jacqueline Kohn, Alberta Agriculture & Forestry
“Impacts on piezometric levels due to dispersion from detention basin” – Giulia Passadore, Università di Padova, Dip. ICEA
“Groundwater modeling transport” – Thirumurugan Marimuthu, Anna University

2:30 to 3:00pm
– Networking break

3:00 to 3:45pm – Keynote Presentation
“Opportunities and Challenges in Integrated Modeling”
Tissa H. Illangasekare, AMAX Distinguished Chair and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Colorado School of Mines 

3:45 to 4:30pm 
“The Future of FEFLOW – A Sneak Peek at New Development Features”
Fabien Cornaton, MIKE Development Manager, DHI

4:30 to 6:30pm – Welcome Reception & Happy Hour
Drinks and hors d’oeuvres in the Golden Vista Room

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

All Tuesday events in the Clear Creek Ballroom

8:00 to 8:30am – Morning social
(coffee, tea, & pastries)

8:30 to 9:15am – Keynote Presentation
John Doherty, Owner, Watermark Numerical Computing Pty. Ltd.

9:15 to 10:15am – 
User presentations (15 minutes each)
GEOTECHNICAL
“Development of a FEFLOW plug-in to support FLAC3D stability modeling” – Mark Thomasson, Call & Nicholas, Inc.
“Application of groundwater modelling to support with Assisting the Design and Assessment of a Pressure Relief Well System” – Jinhui Zhang, S. S. Papsdopulos & Associates, Inc
“Using a hybrid flow model for evaluating rock erodibility and mitigating leakage in fracture flow pathways around lower baker dam, WA” – Brent Meyer, EA Engineering, Science, and Technology
“FFTOOLS plugin for FEFLOW: Easy simulation of transient excavation, deposition and coupled lakes” – William (Bill) Wingle, AquaGeo

10:15 to 10:45am – Networking Break

10:45 to 12:00pm – 
User presentations (15 minutes each)
GEOTHERMAL & DENSITY FLOW
“Thermal calibration of a 3D groundwater model of a Grenoble district: Development of a robust decision-aid tool for optimized implementation of urban shallow geothermal systems” – Gaelle Gaultier, Artelia Eau et Environnement
“Brine plume modeling using Feflow 7.0” – Jayme de Paula Filho, Soilution

12:00 to 1:00pm – 
Lunch buffet

1:00 to 1:45pm – Keynote Presentation
Paul J. Martin, President, Aqua Insight Inc. 

1:45 to 2:30pm – User presentations
(15 minutes each)
MINING
“Simulating coupled hydromechanical processes for mining hydrogeology” – Michael Gabora, DHI
“Preserving the full story: Mine inflow estimation using geostatistical simulation” – Matthew Simons, SRK
“FEFLOW model of a tailing storage facility” – Peter Sinton, AquaGeo

2:30 to 3:00pm – Networking break

3:00 to 4:00pm – User presentations
 (15 minutes each)
COUPLING
“Coupling groundwater modeling with external process models to simulate land use impacts on groundwater quality at the regional scale” – Hans Kupfersberger, JR-AquaConSol GmbH
“Coupling surface and groundwater flow models in order to study the radionuclides release and transport at different time scales” – Jacopo De Sanctis, SOGIN SpA
“Machine learning neural networks to validate FEFLOW-Mike 21 coupled model developed to assess climate change, sea level rise, and tidal interactions with surficial coastal aquifer systems: Miami Beach Case Study” – Carlos Tamayo, AECOM
“Modelling of surface-groundwater interactions” – Janja Vrzel, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

4:00 to 4:15pm – Closing Remarks
Stefan Szylkarski, Vice President Inland Water, DHI 

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

8:00 to 8:30am – Morning social (coffee, tea, & pastries)

8:30 to 12:00pm
“FEFLOW – Flow and Mass Transport Modeling – Part 1”  |  Clear Creek Ballroom
Carlos Rivera Villarreyes, Director Sales, Service, and Support, DHI 
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8:30 to 12:00pm
“Better Use of Models in Decision Support: New Developments in PEST and PEST++”  |  Golden Vista Room
John Doherty, Owner, Watermark Numerical Computing Pty. Ltd.
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12:00 to 1:00pm – Lunch buffet
Clear Creek Ballroom

1:00 to 4:30pm
“FEFLOW – Flow and Mass Transport Modeling – Part 2”  |  Clear Creek Ballroom
Carlos Rivera Villarreyes, Director Sales, Service, and Support, DHI 
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1:00 to 4:30pm
“FEFLOW 7.2 / FePEST 7.2 – Cloud Platform Deployment using Docker Containers”  | Golden Vista Room  
Fabien Cornaton, MIKE Development Manager, DHI 
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Thursday, December 6, 2018

8:00 to 8:30am – Morning social (coffee, tea, & pastries)

8:30 to 12:00pm
GeoModeller Coupling to FEFLOW – Part 1”  |  Clear Creek Ballroom  
Evren Pakyuz-CharrierGeology Product Specialist, Intrepid Geophysics
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8:30 to 12:00pm
“A Smooth Introduction to FEFLOW Python Interface”  |  Golden Vista Room
Carlos Rivera Villarreyes, Director Sales, Service, and Support, DHI 
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12:00 to 1:00pm – Lunch buffet
Clear Creek Ballroom

1:00 to 4:30pm
“GeoModeller Coupling to FEFLOW – Part 2”  |  Clear Creek Ballroom  
Evren Pakyuz-CharrierGeology Product Specialist, Intrepid Geophysics
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1:00 to 4:30pm
Pick My Brain! – Open Q&A Session for Advanced FEFLOW Users” | Golden Vista Room
Peter Schätzl, Expert/Advisor Groundwater, DHI 
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