The Smart Water Infrastructure Management (SWIM) program Project 1 of Isabela State University in collaboration with the Coastal Engineering Research Center (CoasTER) program of the Mariano Marcos State University conducted a two-day training on Modflow Software held on December 5 and 6, 2022, at the CVAARRD Hall, Isabela State University, Echague, Isabela.
The training aims to introduce the Modflow software as a relevant tool for groundwater modelling in water resources management, monitoring, and application and engage the participants in an in-depth lecture and hands-on tutorial in the basic tools and principles that govern the function of the Modflow software. The participants included Staff from the IFWaRM Project, College of Engineering, SWIM Projects 1 and 3, and Campus Research Department.
The program began with the opening remarks and message from the program leader of the SWIM Program, and the Vice President for Research and Development, Extension and Training, Dr. Orlando F. Balderama. The first presenter was Dr. Nathaniel Alibuyog, Program Leader of Coastal Engineering and Management Research and Development (CoastER) Program on Groundwater Modeling using MODFLOW: Organizing Principles.
The second presenter was Engr. Rodel Utrera. He discussed about the functionality and familiarization of Modflow. In the afternoon, he continued his discussion coupled with hands on activity. Afterwards, the presenters entertained questions from the participants.
The following day, Engr. Utrera provided yet another practical exercise. He summarized the topics discussed during the two-day training. Meanwhile, the participants shared their impressions, comments and questions. Finally, certificates were awarded to the speakers, and participants. The training ended with the closing message from director of Water Research and Development Center, Dr. Lanie A. Alejo.