Water Management Tools
Aquifer Test 9.0

Pumping & Slug Test Analysis, Interpretation & Visualization Software

AquiferTest is an easy-to-use software package for analyzing, interpreting and visualizing pumping and slug test data. Designed by hydrogeologists for hydrogeologists, AquiferTest delivers all the tools needed to accurately interpret data from all types of aquifers in all types of test conditions.

Why Choose AquiferTest?

  • Intuitive, easy-to-use graphical user interface
  • Analyze test data from pumping tests, slug tests and Lugeon tests
  • Seamless integration with pumping test instrumentation including Diver dataloggers and Level Loggers
  • Diagnostic plots and derivative analysis for identifying aquifer conditions from test data
  • A comprehensive suite of analysis methods and solutions suitable for all types of aquifers including confined, unconfined, leaky and fractured aquifers
  • Easily account for various well conditions including wellbore storage, horizontal wells and single well analyses
  • Advanced pre-processing tools for barometric compensation and trend correction
  • Automatic type curve matching
  • Customizable professional-quality analysis reports
  • Over 15 years of continued development and support by groundwater experts
  • Lots of tutorials to help you get started quickly

What's New in AquiferTest 9.0

64-Bit Application

AquiferTest 9.0 is now a 64-bit application offering improved performance.

4K Monitor Support

Enjoy high-resolution results with AquiferTest 9.0

What's New in AquiferTest 8.0

Enjoy vibrant new features in our premier software package for analyzing, interpreting and visualizing pumping and slug test data. Designed by hydrogeologists for hydrogeologists, AquiferTest 8.0 delivers all the tools you need to accurately interpret data from all types of aquifers in all types of test conditions.

Predictive Pumping Test:

Users will enjoy a new streamlined workflow interface for estimated/predictive drawdown scenarios.

Slug Test Analysis

Binkhorst and Robbins (1998) provides estimates of the effective radius and specific yield of the sandpack of wells screened across the water table.

Automated Surfer Scripting

Users can send surfaces/contours of the analytic maps to Surfer in one click using the automated scripting tool. Scripts can be customized to use any of the interpolation methods available in Surfer.

What's New in AquiferTest 7.0

It’s here- AquiferTest 7.0! New features will allow you to do more, in less time, and with greater flexibility. Explore these powerful new features listed below.

Regional Gradients

A regional gradient (based on water surface elevation, flow direction and gradient or three known water elevations) can be added to calculated drawdown (based on a selected analytical solution) to obtain a regional contour map [PRO-Version Only]


Streamlines can be added to the site plan [PRO-Version Only]

Other Key Improvements

The following field variables are available for the custom field in reports:

  • the variable prints the filename.
  • the variable prints the full path and filename.

What's New in AquiferTest 2016.1

New features and enhancements have been added to both simplify workflow and save time with your pumping and slug test analysis. Highlights include:

Analyze a broader range of layered aquifer systems

Using the Multi-Layered Aquifer solution (based on Hemker and Maas (1987)1, you can efficiently estimate hydraulic parameters for multiple aquifers and aquitards. This advanced analytical solution allows you to run parameter estimates and predict future drawdown in seconds, and offers a viable alternative to using 3D numerical models which can be time-consuming and complex to design.

Ease-of-use improvements

Mapping improvements for you to effortlessly define the map origin (using click & drag with mouse wheel). Local backup files are now automatically created when you save your work. Also, you no longer need to have Microsoft Excel ® installed on your computer in order to import time-water level data from .XLS and .XLSX file formats. Microsoft, Encarta, MSN, and Windows are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

Flexible Reporting

AquiferTest 2016.1 allows you to customize your report grid layout by adjusting the font size and row height; ideal for accommodating lengthy description or analysis names.

Windows 10 compatibility

AquiferTest 2016.1 is fully compatible with the Windows ® 10 Operating System. Microsoft, Encarta, MSN, and Windows are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

Great Features from AquiferTest 2015.1

Dagan Slug Test Analysis

The Dagan (1979) slug test solution is useful for determining the hydraulic conductivity in an unconfined aquifer where the wells are screened across the water table and the length of the well screen is much larger than the well radius.

Dagan, G., 1978. A note on packer, slug, and recovery tests in unconfined aquifers, Water Resources Research, vol. 14, no. 5. pp. 929-934.

Neuman-Witherspoon Pumping Test Analysis

The Neuman-Witherspoon pumping test solution is useful for determining hydraulic properties of leaky confined two-aquifer systems. Unlike other leaky methods, Neuman and Witherspoon accounts for drawdown in the unpumped aquifer.

Note: This analysis is only available in the Pro version.

Hemker C.J. and C. Maas, 1987. Unsteady Flow to Wells in Layered and Fissured Aquifer Systems, Journal of Hydrology, vol. 90, pp. 231-249.
Neuman, S.P. and P.A. Witherspoon, 1969. Theory of flow in a confined two aquifer system, Water Resources Research, vol. 5, no. 4, pp. 803-816.

Well Efficiency Plots

AquiferTest 2015.1 allows you to easily calculate well efficiency from well losses analysis. The combination of the well loss and well efficiency analyses in AquiferTest allows you to determine the appropriate discharge rate for your well based on your pumping plan (short-term dewatering vs. long term water supply wells) while optimizing drawdown and minimizing energy costs.

Variable Discharge Diagnostic Plots

AquiferTest’s diagnostic plots make it easy to identify model assumptions and select an analysis method for your pumping test data. AquiferTest 2015.1 introduces diagnostic plots for variable discharge rates, allowing you to easily identify the most appropriate solution for step tests.

Faster Importing of Field Data

Getting your field data into AquiferTest has never been faster. With AquiferTest 2015.1, you can simply drag-and-drop your datalogger files on the AquiferTest interface for quick and easy data importing.

AquiferTest Method Selection Advisor

The AquiferTest Method Selection Advisor is a new online tool that helps you choose the most appropriate solution method for analyzing your pumping test data. Simply answer a series of questions and the AquiferTest Method Selection Advisor will reveal the most appropriate method(s) based on your responses.

AquiferTest Features

Easy and flexible data importing

Save time and go straight to the analysis with flexible data import options. Quickly import field data from common file formats and virtually any groundwater datalogger on the market, including Diver groundwater dataloggers.

Diagnostic plots for choosing the best analysis

AquiferTest provides a set of powerful diagnostic plots that help you easily identify model assumptions and select the most appropriate analytical solution for your pumping test data

An extensive suite of analytical methods

AquiferTest delivers an extensive set of solutions suitable for all types of aquifers and test conditions. Analyse confined, unconfined, leaky, and fractured aquifers. Account for various well conditions including wellbore storage, horizontal wells, and single-well analyses.

Colour contouring and color shading

Gain a deeper understanding of your test data and take your reports to the next level with colourful contour maps showing drawdown data and well interference over aerial and satellite site maps.

Automatic analysis reports

Automatically transform raw analyses to professional-quality reports that include your company logo, name, project information, well data, analysis graphs and site maps. Reports templates can be customized exactly the way you want them, and saved as PDFs for easy sharing.

Barometric and baseline trend correction

AquiferTest Pro provides pre-processing tools that ensure your water levels are corrected for baseline trends (trend effects) and barometric pressure changes.

Automatic type curve fitting

Show type curve families on analysis graphs for enhanced visual curve matching of complex aquifer conditions arising from variable pumping rates, aquitard storage and boundary effects.

Boundary effects
Color contouring of draw down
S ingle well drawdown cone
Data Analysis
Diagnostic plots 
Analysis Methods
Cooper Jacob
Double Porosity
Confined Theis
Customized analysis report layouts
Advanced Analysis
Trend correction calculations

AquiferTest System Requirements

Operating Systems

Windows 10
Windows 8, 8.1
Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise or Ultimate
Note: Windows XP operating system is not supported.


Pentium 4, 32-bit or 64-bit

CD or DVD Drive

CD-ROM Drive

Hard Disk

100 MB


512 MB (1GB or more recommended)

Networking Hardware

Network Card (required for licensing)

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