WERI is offering a two-session workshop for Guam's water resource professionals on Monday, Sept. 11 and Monday, Sept. 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. each day. The workshop will offer hands-on training for accessing, navigating, and using WERI's aquifer databases, which contain all of the compiled historical, construction, and technical data on each well and borehole that has been drilled in the aquifer, and the production history and salinity trends from each of the more than 100 drinking water production wells in the aquifer. The session on water quality will also include a presentation on WERI's ongoing research on nitrogen contamination in the aquifer. There will also be a presentation on current research on how the water lens responds to changes in recharge and withdrawal, and an update on WERI's ongoing modeling study of sustainable yield.
The objective of the workshop is to provide Guam's professional community with access and training to use WERI's scientific and engineering data to support exploration, drilling, construction, management and planning for Guam's groundwater resources. Professional development credits will be offered. The fee for the workshop (which consists of the two Monday-morning sessions) is $250. Materials covered by the fee include a full-sized copy of WERI's aquifer map and a binder of instructional and reference materials. There are 24 slots available on a first-come/first-served basis. Participants may pre-register by calling Norma Blas at WERI, 735-2685, or emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org.