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14-16.06.2018 Short Course
17-22.06.2018 SWIM Conference

Pre-conference short course

Modeling Groundwater Flow in Coastal Zones
June 14 – 16, 2018, Gdańsk, Poland

Venue: Mercure Gdańsk Stare Miasto hotel (the same as SWIM conference)

Fee: 1300 PLN (must be paid before 30 April 2018)

The short course is fully booked now, if you are interested in attending please contact us by email and we will inform you if a place becomes available

Click here for detailed course program

Why This Course is Important?

Groundwater in coastal zones is a precious resource that supports the livelihoods of hundreds of millions of people worldwide. The growing demand for freshwater increases the risk of seawater intrusion. Climate change and sea level rise both affect groundwater reserves as well. Groundwater models of flow and solute transport are important tools to understand the coastal aquifer systems and make predictions about future developments. The course objective is to impart knowledge and skills that will enable the participants to characterize and model coastal groundwater systems.

Who Should Attend?

This course is aimed at practitioners and researchers that want to improve their quantitative skills for the study of coastal aquifers. Basic knowledge of groundwater hydrology and, to a lesser extent, seawater intrusion will be assumed.

The course will make use of Python, a scripting language that has become a firmly established tool in science and engineering. For those with little or no Python experience, we request that you complete a couple of online tutorials.

During the course participants are expected to work on their own computers. 

Who is Presenting?

The course will be presented by world-renowned experts in the field of coastal groundwater research and modeling:

What Will the Course Cover?

  • Theory of variable-density flow and solute transport

  • Sharp-interface analytical solutions

  • FloPy, a Python tool for the MODFLOW code family

  • MODFLOW SWI package


Organization and payment

The course fee is 1300 PLN. The fee includes coffee breaks and lunches on 14, 15 and 16 June. New conference participants can add the course fee to the conference fee during registration, by checking the corresponding option in the registration form. Participants who have already registered for the conference and are willing to attend the course are kindly asked to contact us by email:

Please note that the fee does not include accomodation. 



Honorary patronage                      Honorary patronage
                                                         and financial support



Rector of the Gdańsk University of Technology
prof. dr hab. inż. Jacek Namieśnik

Rector of Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń
prof. dr hab. Andrzej Tretyn

Dean of the Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering
of the Gdańsk University of Technology
prof. dr hab. inż. Krzysztof WIlde

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