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Australia 2017 workshop — Sorry, SOLD OUT!
“Reactive Transport Modeling”
Perth, Western Australia • 8-9 February 2017

Register nowPlease join us as a guest of Golder Associates for two days of hands-on training in reactive transport modeling using The Geochemist's Workbench®. We will once again meet at Golder's West Perth offices, nestled between the Central Business District, Kings Park, and the beautiful Swan River, where it widens into gorgeous Matilda Bay. And, once again, we will convene in Golder's spectacular conference room, with spectacular floor-to-ceiling views over city and water.

Then consider staying for a long weekend in the capital and largest city in Western Australia. Enjoy the historic port of Fremantle, savor the wines of Swan Valley, tour the world-famous Goldfields, take a ferry to Rottnest Island, or just chill on Cottesloe Beach. If you have a little more time, take a drive on the wild side along the Shipwreck Coast's thousands of kilometers of unspoiled coastline, perhaps ending at Ningaloo Reef and Coral Bay.

What you will learn. Following a fully hands-on format, you will learn to construct, trace, and interpret models of transport in reacting geochemical systems. Specific topics covered include:

  • Introduction to geochemical modeling
  • Transport in flowing groundwater
  • Dual porosity models (stagnant zones)
  • Kd, Freundlich, and Langmuir sorption
  • Surface complexation
  • Colloid-facilitated transport
  • Reaction kinetics
  • Biodegradation
  • Dissolution and precipitation
  • Microbial catalysis and growth
  • Effective graphical presentation
  • Creating animation and video

More information? Contact workshop support. Can't come? Consider an alternative from our 2017-2018 workshop lineup.

The short presentations and example exercises really showcased what the software can do and provided us with an opportunity to test drive the software.

– George A., Environmental Engineer, USA

I really liked the course! You have the ability to explain things in an easy way, while pointing out the key issues.

– Christian Wisskirchen, Golder Associates S.A., Santiago

Thank you very much for the workshop. It was intense but very, very clear and useful.

– Samantha Y., Stanford University


The workshop will be presented by Brian Farrell, lead Geochemist at Aqueous Solutions LLC, maker of The Geochemist's Workbench®.

Brian has many years of experience in developing and applying geochemical and reactive transport models. He is expert in aquifer microbiology, geochemical modeling, and reactive transport in geochemical systems. Brian has taught short courses in North and South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australasia.

Brian Farrell
Brian Farrell


Map to Golder's Perth offices
Perth, Western Australia
8-9 February 2017

Golder Associates Pty Ltd
Level 3, 1 Havelock Street
West Perth, Western Australia 6005

We start at 9:00 am Wednesday and finish by 5:00 pm Thursday. Please arrive a few minutes early on the first day.
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Space is limited, so sign up early. The registration fee of $699 includes all course materials.

Full-time students currently registered in a university degree program can register at the reduced rate of $599. Please bring current student identification to the workshop.

We are pleased to welcome back participants from our previous workshops at the special price of $599. For fastest verification, please sign up with the email address you used registering for the earlier course.

Each registered participant will receive a free 60-day license to The Geochemist's Workbench® 11 Professional version. We will ask you to bring to the course a laptop with the software installed and running.

Registrations may be transfered to another participant at no charge, and are fully refundable until 30 days before the workshop. Liability in the event of workshop cancellation or other eventuality is limited to refund of the registration fee.


A variety of budget and quality accommodations are available immediately adjacent to Golder's offices in West Perth, as well as Perth's nearby Central Business District.

Please plan to arrive by the evening of Tuesday, February 7, since the workshop begins promptly at 8:30 am on Wednesday.

Environment and safety

Upon registration, you will be asked to provide an emergency contact name and telephone number, in the unlikely event of illness or accident, as well as list any special dietary requirements or medical needs.

Perth's Central Business District is popular and well-policed, but is nonetheless located in an urban area. Travelers everywhere need take precautions to protect themselves and their property.

Tipping in Australia is voluntary, but has become more common in recent years, especially in cases of exceptional service.

Hosts and sponsors

The workshop is being held thanks to the generous efforts of our hosts and sponsors:

University of Illinois Golder Associates Aqueous Solutions