Identifying Preferential GW Flow Paths Using High Resolution Geophysical Methodology (Willowstick)

Identifying Preferential GW Flow Paths Using High Resolution Geophysical Methodology (Willowstick)

This presentation discusses the theory and limitations of the Controlled-Source Audio Frequency Domain Magnetic (CSAFDM) technology, commonly known as Willowstick. The potential to utilize this technology to enhance hydrogeological investigations is discussed in this presentation. Two case studies are presented 1.Identifying preferential flow paths & aquifers in Fyansford & Black Rock Sandstone Formations, Cheltenham, Victoria. 2. Identifying seepage flow paths through a tailings dam, Tennessee, USA.

Richard Campbell is Managing Director at HydroTerra.  Richard received his Bachelor of Science majoring in Geology and Masters in Environmental Science and Hydrogeology from University of Melbourne. Richard’s exposure to the Environmental industry spans more than 25 years. Commencing as a Geologist in the mining sector, then as a Hydrogeologist with the environmental consultancy sector. Richard gained significant experience in environmental compliance and water management.  In 2004 he founded HydroTerra. Having a passion for innovative technologies and environmental management, he believes that with the right technology and applicable application knowledge that we can improve operational efficiencies and reduce environmental footprints. This has become a cornerstone goal of HydroTerra.

Adam Rogan is a Hydrogeologist with more than 5 years’ experience and has worked on hydrogeological investigations across Victoria & interstate. His roles have included significant experience with environmental and groundwater monitoring including bore drilling supervision & installation, management of data logger networks & annual compliance monitoring. Adam is passionate about utilising specialised technology to provide efficient and effective environmental monitoring solutions.

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