Alastair Black is an independent consultant whose career has focused on numerical analysis of hydrogeological problems, particularly with respect to abstraction.
Envireau Water is thrilled that Alastair will be speaking at the 2016 Borehole Users Conference about how catchments are defined in practice. He will cover simple methods (as simple as a pair of compasses) and talk us through the methods used by water companies and the Environment Agency using complex regional computer models. Alastair has a reputation for getting these messages across in an informative, clear and understandable way.
For the last 11 years, Alastair has been developing ground and surface water models and related tools for the Environment Agency, Water Companies and local water users. Within this time Alastair has led, or been part of, the project team developing the water regulation groundwater models on all major aquifers and many minor aquifers in England and Wales. As part of this work Alastair has developed a suite of tools which are routinely used by the EA, Water companies and a collection of consultants to assist in the understanding of where groundwater wells obtain their water from; reduce the potential, or impact, of diffuse and point source contamination to boreholes; and optimise the pumping regime from well-fields.
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