Hydrogeological processes

applied hydrogeology

The sustainable management of groundwater resources requires a detailed understanding of the functioning of the utilized aquifers. Appropriate methods for the acquisition of field data are an indispensable basis for the establishment of sound conceptual models of aquifers, which can serve as a basis to establish groundwater resources management plans or vulnerability maps.

In parallel, the Hydrogeological Processes Group is carrying out numerous studies on the functioning of groundwater flow systems under semi-arid conditions. The research includes studies to assess available groundwater resources in view of installation of new wells, the realization of tracer tests and studies to optimize the use of available groundwater resources to meet growing needs for irrigation and drinking water use.