Pre-Conference Short Courses

We offer two Pre-Conference Short Courses:

Course 1: Density-Dependent Flow Modeling with FEFLOW (10-13 June 2014)

Course 2: Density-Dependent Modeling with OpenGeoSys (10-12 June 2014)

!The location of these courses will be at HAMBURG WASSER / CONSULAQUA in Hamburg!

Costs of one course:

Pre-Conference Short Course (Student): 150 €

Pre-Conference Short Course (Student not attending SWIM23): 250 €

Pre-Conference Short Course (Professional): 450 €

Pre-Conference Short Course (Professional not attending SWIM23): 750 €

Pre-Conference Short Course 1

Density-Dependent Flow Modeling with FEFLOW

In this 3 ½ day hands-on course the basic concepts of the software, and the theoretical background of modeling flow, mass transport and density-dependent flow processes are explained and discussed. Practical exercises for each topic will teach you how to design and generate 2D and 3D meshes, import and export model data, set up flow and mass-transport models incorporating buoyancy effects and how to interpret and analyze the model results.


Course participants are invited to present and discuss their projects or modeling topics related to density-dependent flow problems with the group on the last half day.

Course requirements

  • Basic knowledge in hydrogeology and numerical modeling
  • Laptop with Windows (XP, Vista, 7 or 8), administrator rights
  • Three-button scroll mouse

Course outline

  • Day 1: Introduction to FEFLOW, setting up 2D and 3D flow models
  • Day 2: Mass-transport modeling
  • Day 3: Density-dependent flow modeling
  • Day 4: Participant project presentations and open discussion

Course schedule: 10 - 13 June 2014


The course will be conducted by experienced instructors from the FEFLOW team at DHI-WASY. For further questions on the course content or requirements, please send an e-mail to

Pre-Conference Short Course 2

Density-Dependent Modeling with OpenGeoSys

We will provide you an overview of how to use OpenGeoSys (OGS) to model density-dependent flow and mass transport. We present a work flow understand setup of simple and complex models, and give specifics of OGS to implement density-dependent modelling. In the end, you should be able to build up your own site-specific, density-dependent model.

Features of the course and Requirements for the course

  • File structure and input handling of OGS
  • Basic model setup
  • Density-dependent coupling in OGS
  • Result visualization

Requirements for the course:

  • Background on groundwater dynamics and hydrogeology
  • Some experience in numerical modelling / model application
  • Own laptop with Windows (XP or newer) / Linux, dedicated graphic card may be beneficial for result visualization
  • If you have: your own modelling examples / case studies

Course schedule: 10 - 12 June 2014

First Announcement OpenGeoSys Course
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