Modflow worhsop

Efficient groundwater modeling using MODFLOW and Python

During the last ten years, the US Geological Survey and several teams wordlwide have contributed to make the groundwater modeling software MODFLOW environment evolve in an extremely rich manner. New packages were developed. New ways to integrate MODFLOW in complex workflows using Python allow to answer questions that were extremely tedious to solve previously. These tools are changing the way that consultant and researchers can now perform groundwater modeling.

The aim of this 4 days intensive course is to enable the participants to use these new possibilities and to work efficiently with MODFLOW and FloPy (a python interface).



The course will be given by three key members of the US Geological Survey MODFLOW team:

Michael Fienen, Chris Langevin and Joseph Hughes


Date, location and practical information

  • Date: December 16th to 19th, 2019
  • Schedule: 9 am to 6 pm every day
  • Content: see details here
  • Maximum number of participants: 25
  • Location: Room R.S.38, University of Neuchâtel, Faculté des Lettres et Sciences Humaines, Espace Tilo-Frey, 2000 Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Registration cost: 1500 CHF for professionals / 500 CHF for students / free for students belonging to the  PhD School Water Earth Systems

New: The registrations are closed since the maximum number of participants has been reached.

Do not hesitate to contact us by email for any question: philippe.renard@unine.ch



The course assumes that the participants have some basic knowledge of groundwater modeling. 

Participants will work on their own laptop in order to become independent and able to use all the tools by themselves after the course. Software installation instructions will be provided prior to the class.

It will cover an introduction about MODFLOW and PYTHON in order to allow everyone to start from the basics and will progressively tackle more advanced functionalities and packages, including parameter identification and uncertainty quantification.

Detailed course content

See next page.




Modflow is free and open source.

To know more about it, visit the USGS web page.


Registration is closed.