Ground water science gathers momentum at lecture series 

Dr. Eileen Poeter

Charles Darwin University (CDU) today hosted a major lecture by high profile United States scientist Dr Eileen Poeter on groundwater research, as part of the national 2006 Darcy Lecture Tour.

Dr Poeter is professor of geological engineering at the Colorado School of Mines and Director of the International Ground Water Modeling Centre.

Her presentation, titled ‘All models are wrong: How do we know which are useful?’ explored how the ground water profession is seeking ways to develop conceptual models, how to evaluate models for their usefulness and the uncertainty associated with their predictions.

The Henry Darcy Distinguished Lecture Series in Ground Water Science aims to foster interest and excellence in ground water science and technology. Since 1986 the series has reached more than 50,000 ground water students, faculty members, and professionals.

The lecture was attended by a wide variety of CDU, government and industry staff involved in ground water issues.

Major sponsors of the lecture include the Centre for Groundwater Studies and The Australian Chapter of the International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH).
The lecture series will continue in Perth tomorrow. More information on the series can be found on the IAH website.