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Groundwater Spatiotemporal Data Analysis Tool (GWSDAT) – Introducing Version 3.1

About this event

GWSDAT is a user-friendly, open source, decision support tool for the analysis and reporting of groundwater monitoring data. The software can handle large data sets with multiple monitoring locations, variable sampling events, and differing chemical constituents. GWSDAT has been used extensively in the assessment of soil and groundwater conditions in numerous locations world-wide.

This Brownfield Intelligence Network presentation will introduce Version 3.1 and use a number of case studies to demonstrate its use in achieving optimum groundwater monitoring and remediation.

  • Background, Introduction and established business benefits of GWSDAT
  • Version 3.1 – New Features and Enhancements- including Well Redundancy Analysis
  • GWSDAT Functionality Demonstration
  • Historical Case Studies

See www.gwsdat.net for more information.



Wayne Jones, Principal Data Scientist, Shell

Wayne Jones has a BSc (Hons) degree in Mathematics from the Bangor University of Wales, a MSc in ‘Mathematical Modelling for Industry’ from the University of Loughborough and a PhD in Ecological Modelling from the University of Strathclyde. Prior to joining Shell in 2007, Wayne worked for EDF as a quantitative analyst and was a senior statistician for a price optimisation consultancy. Wayne became a chartered statistician in 2008, and during his 13 years in Shell has worked on a wide variety of projects, including systematic trading strategies, fuels science, renewables production forecasting and the analysis of environmental monitoring data.

Luc Rock, Hydrogeologist, Shell

Luc Rock (PhD, P.Geo.) is a Soil and Groundwater Scientist with Shell Global Solutions International B.V. in the Netherlands, supporting different business units. Other roles in Shell included MMV (Measurement, Monitoring and Verification) Coordinator, Hydrogeologist, and Operational Geologist for the Quest CCS (Carbon Capture and Storage) project in Canada. Prior to joining Shell, he worked in academia and a government research laboratory with a focus on understanding the origin and fate of compounds within the environment. He is multi-lingual and his work experiences span different countries.

Available to Environment Analyst Corporate/Strategic members and Network Pass holders.

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