Aquifer Mechanics - WASR(GEOL) 8730

Course Summary

This course focuses on the use of aquifer test data to estimate aquifer hydraulic properties and to identify important flow and transport processes. Flow scenarios include confined and leaky aquifers, unconfined (water table) aquifers, wedge-shaped aquifers, effects of boundaries and multiple wells, effects of partially penetrating wells, dual porosity media, and fractured rock aquifers.

Course Materials

  • Textbook: Kruseman GP, NA de Ridder, 1991. Analysis and Evaluation of Pumping Test Data, Second Edition. International Institute for Land Reclamation and Improvement, P.O. Box 45, 6700 AA Wageningen, The Netherlands (download)
  • AQTESOLV: Aquifer Test Analysis Software (download)

Course Instructors


  • 25% - Class participation
  • 25% - Assignments
  • 50% - Chapter presentations
  • Course Evaluations

University Honor Code

Students shall adhere to UGA's Student Honor Code; "I will be academically honest in all of my academic work and will not tolerate academic dishonesty of others." UGA's policy and procedures for handling cases of suspected dishonesty can be found at

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