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THE ACADEMY by DHI  offers a wide variety of training courses.
 Check when courses are scheduled in your region and in your language – and mark your calendar now!



Get most out of FEFLOW without leaving your office

In addition to our classroom style trainings, we have designed this online course program on groundwater-modelling topics to allow you to learn from anywhere. We know that tight schedules and travel expenses can prevent you from attending our local trainings and we therefore want to give you the flexibility to join our courses from home or office.

Our instructor-led online courses are designed as a combination of hands-on software exercises and lectures on theory and relevant practical aspects.

This groundwater course program covers a variety of different topics such as groundwater modelling at mine sites, groundwater resources management, optimization of daily modelling workflows, geothermal applications and much more.

All training courses include:

  • Training manual and training presentations as a softcopy
  • Training data
  • Software license

Benefits: All modules provide enough time to go step-by-step though the different hands-on exercises. These exercises are accompanied by an experienced FEFLOW Trainer to assure your open questions and further discussions are thoroughly considered. Each module is divided into two or three sessions which allows you to repeat the exercises between the sessions.

The specific sessions take place on Monday, Wednesday and Friday always from 17:00 – 19:00 (Berlin local time). Please consider for your time planning the change from summer- to wintertime in Germany at October 30.


Module 1

Groundwater modelling for
open-cast mining

Open-cast mines, estimation of dewatering volumes, pore pressure and drawdown maps, simulation of variably saturated conditions, inclusions of faults and anisotropic porous media.

26. / 28. / 30. September


Module 2

Groundwater modelling for underground mining

Underground mines, estimation of dewatering volumes, simulation of shafts, adits and other engineering structures, simulation of variably saturated conditions.

10. / 12. / 14. Oktober


Module 3

Mass transport and reactive transport modelling

Mass transport in FEFLOW stand-alone, equilibrium and non-equilibrium reactions and piChem plug-in (coupling to PHREEQC), basic introduction to PHREEQC definitions.


17. / 19. Oktober


Module 4

Groundwater resources management

Groundwater age-based methods (2D/3D) for capture zone delineation, budget analysis (water origin and sources), optimization of water resources, vulnerability analysis, surface water and groundwater interaction (coupling with ifmMIKE11).

24. / 26. / 28. Oktober


Module 5

Modelling of geothermal applications

Shallow geothermal systems (open/closed loops) and their optimization, deep geothermal systems (density effects, boundary conditions and more).


31. Oktober / 02. / 04.  November


Module 6

Optimization of daily workflows in groundwater modelling

IFM programming interface (C/C++), optimization of daily modelling tasks with the Python interface, pre- and post-processing model data, user-customization of results (e.g. export to external files), budget analysis, work with time series.

07. / 09. / 11. November



Free FEFLOW webinar session

Model calibration, uncertainty analysis and risk analysis with FePEST

We will demonstrate how to use FePEST - FEFLOW's graphical user interface for PEST by John Doherty - for model calibration, uncertainty, risk and sensitivity analysis.

5:30 pm, CEST
(Berlin, GMT+02:00)


Introduction to Groundwater Modelling at Mine Sites

You are involved in mine-water management? We provide you with an overview of the benefits of using FEFLOW 7.0 for modelling mine dewatering, post-mining conditions and contaminant transport.

5:30 pm, CEST
(Berlin, GMT+02:00)


FEFLOW: Groundwater Resources Management

You are involved in groundwater resources Management? We will show you how to use FEFLOW 7.0 for capture zone delineation based on state-of-the-art methods, the estimation of water origin, budget optimization and vulnerability analysis.

5:30 pm, CEST
(Berlin, GMT+02:00)


Coupled Surface Water-Groundwater Simulation with IfmMIKE11

You are looking for quantifying the interaction between groundwater and surface water? We show you the options of linking FEFLOW 7.0 with the MIKE surface water simulation tools.

6:30 pm, CEST
(Berlin, GMT+02:00)


Modelling contaminated groundwater

Involved in remediation, contaminant transport or risk assessment? We present the benefits of using FEFLOW 7.0 for modelling groundwater contamination and cleanup.

5:30 pm, CEST
(Berlin, GMT+02:00)

Summer Academy 2016

This hands-on course will enable you to address the issues commonly faced in flow and transport modeling:

  • Why is the right conceptual model so important for setting up a working numerical model?
  • How does mesh quality influence the quality of model results?
  • How can I reduce model run times?
  • What are the reasons for model instabilities (oscillations) and how can I overcome them?
  • How can I avoid instabilities and which measures can I adopt to minimize or eliminate them? How do these measures influence the model results and how do I have to assess them?

A basic understanding of the underlying physical, mathematical and numerical concepts is the key to success in any groundwater-modeling project. To equip you with this knowledge, we have designed this course as a combination of theory and practice sessions including computer exercises, with optional project work.

The lectures will be given in English or German as appropriate.