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Advanced Groundwater Investigations
Hosted by Environmental Response Training Program(ERTP)

This one-day, advanced groundwater course is designed to provide participants an opportunity to apply their geologic and hydrogeologic skills to solve a challenging site investigation problem in eastern Washington. The course is intended for on-scene coordinators, remedial project managers, and other site professionals with extensive groundwater investigation backgrounds.

(Note - AGWI is typically offered sequentially in the same week and location as the Introduction to Groundwater Investigations (IGWI) course; however, it is not a direct follow-up course.  AGWI requires application of additional skills and practical experience beyond the introductory concepts learned in the IGWI course. Participants must work as teams to review and interpret a variety data sources, with minimal instruction. For these reasons, the AGWI course will be best suited to participants who have additional career experience or training in conducting groundwater investigations.)

Participants will construct geologic cross-sections, subsurface lithology maps of aquifers and water-level and potentiometric groundwater surface maps using soil boring logs, geophysical logs, and groundwater data from wells. The participants will compare this data and aquifer stress-test data to establish the contamination source detected in a municipal water supply well.

At the beginning of the course, the instructors will supply brief descriptions of hydrogeologic concepts and borehole geophysical logs. They will then divide the participants into small groups. An hour before the end of the session, each group will present its results to the others.

The students will accomplish the following objectives:

  • Refresh basic geologic/hydrogeologic concepts
  • Apply geologic/hydrogeologic skills
  • Solve challenging problems incorporating geologic analysis, aquifer test analysis, well log analysis, cross sections, and subsurface mapping.

Continuing Education Units: 0.7

In compliance with Executive Order 13589 - Promoting Efficient Spending, Section 5; the ERTP will not be regularly printing or providing students hard copies of the course manual. Students may obtain an electronic copy of the student manual for personal printing or e-reading by contacting the ERTP Registrar (


*This course is offered free of charge to all registrants who are confirmed to attend.*

IMPORTANT ERTP’s receipt of a Trainex course registration is a Registration Requestit is not a Guaranteed Enrollment in the Course. All ERTP training courses require applicant registration thru the Trainex system.  Last minute course arrivals without prior ERTP Trainex course registration approval is not permitted.  Before ERTP issues final approval to deliver any course and/or any EPA offices incurring expenses for the training event (including but not limited to EPA staff travel TA’s and/or ERTP training contractor expenses incurred), all EPA mandatory pre-approvals must all be met. The pre-approvals include (but are not limited to) the following:
Training location’s availability;
COVID status and/or other COVID Guidelines in effect for the location, as well as staff;

  • Agency limitations, scrutiny, and approvals of ‘Conference Spending Requirements (known as the “5170”)’ for the specific training course(s) scheduled delivery timeframe;
  • Weather (blizzard, hurricane, etc);
  • Contractual number of available course training slots;
  • EPA training location staff having priority registration over all other registrations; and/or
  • Hosting site Training Coordinator approval.

In the event a course is subsequently postponed or canceled, or notification of registration cancellation is received, all EPA travel arrangements (airline/car rental/hotel) should be canceled in a timely manner. Registered students will receive a notification via email if/when a course is postponed and/or cancelled.

Notice:For in-person course deliveries, confirmed course registered participants must abide by all facility physical access requirements for the location (examples: check-in at the security gate, Federal ID, Government PIV/CAC cards, photo id’s, etc.).  If applicable for the course or location, restrictions may apply to non-citizens and acceptable identification may be required for facility entry.  Unless otherwise specified, ERTP TRAINING IS GENERALLY NOT OPEN TO INTERNATIONAL ATTENDEES, ACADEMIA, CONTRACTORS, CONSULTANTS OR OTHER PRIVATE ENTITIES.

For general information contact Registrar by telephone at 513-251-7669 or via e-mail at

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