Groundwater Modelling and the Scientific Method: Part 1

This is the first of a two-part series recorded by John Doherty. The first video is philosophical. The second video provides two real-world examples of the philosophy at work.

This first video begins by examining the scientific method. It then examines the way in which decision-support groundwater modelling is commonly undertaken. It demonstrates that differences between the two are profound. It then shows how groundwater modelling can actually be aligned with the scientific method. Once this happens, it can support groundwater management much better than it presently does. It can also reduce the cost of groundwater model construction and deployment, while increasing returns on investment in groundwater data.