How can I quickly and easily verify whether my water-quality data are chemically consistent?
What patterns can I derive from my data, and what guiding parameters help me do it?
How can I quickly assess (changes in) raw water quality with only limited data?
Three examples of questions raised in the daily practice of hydrologists at drinking water companies. Questions that can quickly and relatively simply be answered with the Excel tools: Hydrogeochemical (HGC) and HydrochemicAl Response Predictor (HARP). HGC is a tool for the storage, management, control, correction and interpretation of water-quality data; HARP predicts raw water quality on the basis of the hydrological response curve of wellfields. Learning how to work with these tools is the main purpose of the BTO workshop, ‘Rapid hydrogeochemical tools’.
The workshop is organised for (hydro)geologists, hydrologists, hydro(geo)chemists, eco(hydro)logists and others involved with water-quality questions at drinking water companies. Aspects to be discussed include monitoring, data control and processing, data interpretation, quality assessment, identification of processes, and predictions of wellfield raw water quality.
The workshop will consist of practical exercises with the HGC and HARP tools, following a short introduction on the background and theory. Anyone with a basic knowledge of hydrology, water quality and Excel can learn to work with these tools.