Online Course: Understanding Groundwater Model Uncertainty Analysis

Develop confidence in how to grapple with uncertainty in modelling results

This course explores the guiding principles and the workflow process required to design uncertainty analysis when developing a groundwater model, to provide useful information for decision makers.

Working through a real case study, we unpack key questions that ask how the proposal is going to affect groundwater, how to make a groundwater model that allows us to account for uncertainty and how to gain insight from the model results to understand the effect of uncertainty on the project objectives.

This live and interactive online course will cover two sessions over three hours, providing a unique opportunity to ask questions to expert groundwater modellers.

Date: Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Time: 10:30am (Australia/Adelaide; find your local time)

Location: Online

Format: 3-hour live session (includes 10 min break). If you are unable to attend the live session, it will be recorded for viewing through the learning platform.

Cost: $195

Chair: Hugh Middlemis

Contact: Joel Voortman



Luk Peeters


With over 7 years research experience in modelling groundwater dynamics at regional to continental scales for water resource management, Luk brings an understanding of water systems to Deep Earth Imag... Read more

Hugh Middlemis


Hugh is a civil engineer and hydrogeologist with over 35 years experience. He specialises in groundwater modelling and independent reviews and in 2014 Hugh established HydroGeoLogic, an independent c... Read more


Risk assessment outcomes should underpin the environmental assessment process and guide technical and modelling work. These sessions explore the guiding principles and the work flow process to design uncertainty analysis providing useful information for decision makers.

There are many methods and documents on uncertainty analysis and this online course cannot hope to introduce them all. There is no single step-by-step methodology for universal application of an uncertainty analysis, but there is a set of guiding principles and a work flow for conducting an uncertainty analysis outlined in the IESC (The Independent Expert Scientific Committee on Coal Seam Gas and Large Coal Mining Development) Explanatory Note. This document will help guide the discussion.

Using highly relevant case studies, we will bring the theory into practice and be able to apply to your own work. By pitching questions and using polls, this 3-hour session will be highly interactive.


  • Risk Framework and Study Planning
  • Designing an Uncertainty Analysis Assessment