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From 2015 October 05 to 2015 October 09

Evian-les-Bains (France)

Natural mineral water: regulatory and technical aspects of its exploitation, management and protection. Training in operational hydrogeology

Teaching team consisting of natural mineral water professionals (evian-Volvic World, Danone Waters) and teachers from the University of Montpellier.
 The training combines (i) teaching on the specific characteristics of natural mineral water: regulatory and technical aspects of its exploitation, management and protection, and (ii) teaching of more specific techniques: both hydrochemical, isotopic and groundwater dating methods, and the acquisition of technical land hydrogeology practices that allow the structure and operation of hydrogeological systems to be defined in situ. Training consists of lessons, tutorials and practical work in the classroom alternating with visits and practice in the field on the evian natural mineral water watershed. It is intended for students at Masters 2 level. Teaching is in French.

The program

Monday 2015 October 05

  • 09h00 - 09h30

    Welcome. The week's programme

  • 09h30 - 10h00

    Regulatory, geological, hydrogeological bases about Natural Mineral Waters (NMW). Introudction to glaciary formations geology and hydrogeology, through the Evian case study.

Tuesday 2015 October 06

  • 08h30 - 19h00

    Pratical field hydrogeology : 1. How to accurately monitor a pumping test (morning) and (2) field hydrogeology in glaciary and glacio-lacustrine hydrogeological contexts (afternoon, by groups of 3 to 4 students).

Wednesday 2015 October 07

  • 08h30 - 19h00

    The protection of Natural Mineral Water' watersheds (in classroom and on the field) (morning). NMW regulation, hygiene, from the borehole to the filler. Visit of the Evian bottling factory (afternoon).

Thursday 2015 October 08

  • 08h30 - 19h00

    Isotopic hydrochemistry (morning). Field Hydrogeology (afternoon).

Friday 2015 October 09

  • 08h30 - 16h00

    Sharing the results Field Hydrogeology (morning : restitution and discussion of groups' achievements). Afternoon : validation of the training. Sustainable growth in the Danone group.

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