Online Talk (3): Principles of Efficient Gravel Envelope Well Design and Operation (GAKZN, GWD)

The expectation of a water well is to provide a desired production rate at any given time.  This performance expectation has been expanded to not only providing the maximum production rate, but also for the well to operate at its highest efficiency. Both internal and external design and hydraulic factors must be accounted for during the design, construction, operation, and maintenance phases in order to maximize the well's production potential with minimum head losses. This presentation will highlight the critical components of the well design process and demonstrate how wells can be operated with greater water production and cost efficiency.

Kevin McGillicuddy is the Chief Hydrogeologist for the Roscoe Moss Company with over 35 years professional experience working nationally and internationally on ground water development projects.   Kevin was a founding member and Chair of the CA/NV AWWA Water Well Technology Committee and a member of the AWWA A100 Well Standards Committee. Prior to joining Roscoe Moss Company, he worked as Director of Recharge Operations  and  as  a  Senior  Hydrogeologist  for  the  Orange  County  Water  District  in Fountain Valley, CA. He holds a B.S Degree in Geology from Boston College and M.S. Degree in Geology from the University of Southern California.

DATE: Tuesday, 30 June 2020
TIME: 16h00 (SAST)


You are invited to a Zoom meeting: Principles of Efficient Gravel Envelope Well Design and Operation (GAKZN, GWD)

When: Jun 30, 2020 04:00 PM Johannesburg

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National Chairperson: Mr Fanus Fourie
Vice-Chairperson: Ms Nicolette Vermaak
National Treasurer: Mr Yazeed van Wyk
National Secretariat: Dr Jaco Nel
National Coordinator: Ms Elanda Schaffner

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