Victoria Chapter

Groundwater Issues Related to Tunnelling

Dr Harry Asche & Mike Dudding

Dr Harry Asche will illustrate the importance of hydrogeology in tunnel planning, design and
construction. He will also discuss the fundamentals of hydrogeology; the tools used by
hydrogeologists to define and identify the critical parameters; how to make sense of the data; and
“tips for tunnellers”.

Mike Dudding will talk about groundwater inflow measurements, during a recent rocktunnelling
project in Melbourne, and compare inflow measurements with predicted values.

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