groundwater data management Articles

  • Why You Should Monitor Groundwater?

    What is groundwater? Groundwater is water that is stored below the earth’s surface. When rain or other sources of water come into contact with the ground, the majority of it travels below the surface. Though much of this moisture is then absorbed by plants or returned to the atmosphere (through infiltration), some water will travel deeper beneath the surface – where it ...


    By Aquaread Limited

  • 3 Scientific Tools to Help You Better Understand Your Water Quality

    There are many ways of testing and understanding your water quality with online scientific tools and models. One such resource is the National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) project run by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The project, which was founded in 1991 to develop reliable information about water sources to support decisions on water quality management ...

  • Environmental Data Management for Groundwater Contamination

    ESdat environmental data management software has been used to manage and report on large datasets generated from an investigation of groundwater contamination on an industrial facility in Adelaide. ESdat was used in managing site data and the maintenance of conceptual model and time series outputs at a complex site over an extended period. Leakages of TCE and the subsequent ...

  • Train derailment prompts contaminated land investigation - Case study

    On March 30th 2015 a long freight train, transporting a variety of goods including lumber and chemicals, wound its way through the state of Mississippi. At around 5pm, part of the train failed to negotiate a curved portion of the track in a rural area near Minter City, resulting in the derailment of nine railcars, one of which leaked chemicals onto agricultural farmland and woodlands. Emergency ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • Groundwater and surface water data management at Rosebery Mine, Tasmania - Case Study

    Efficient management of the large monitoring data set is paramount given licence conditions imposed on the mine. Confidence in the data accuracy is crucial in forming the basis for interpretation and subsequent operational decisions. MMG has adopted an Environmental Data Management System (EDMS) comprising the following ‘off-the-shelf’ components produced and supplied by Earth Science ...

  • Making Australian groundwater data accessible: the value of collaboration

    Access to nationally consistent information is essential to support informed decision-making about Australia's vital groundwater resources. However, until now it has been difficult to depict a seamless national picture of groundwater resources and frame groundwater issues at a national scale. This is because groundwater data is typically managed locally without consistent format or ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Groundwater monitoring and assessment with ESdat environmental data management software and its use in groundwater remediation plans

    Groundwater investigations, contaminated/industrial sites, landfill and regulatory compliance are all ideal areas for environmental consultants and site managers, specializing in groundwater monitoring and assessment, to use environmental data management software. A successful groundwater ...

  • GroundWater Markup Language (GWML) – enabling groundwater data interoperability in spatial data infrastructures

    Increasing stress on global groundwater resources is leading to new approaches to the management and delivery of groundwater data. These approaches include the deployment of a Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) to enable online data interoperability amongst numerous and heterogeneous data sources. Often an important component of an SDI is a global domain schema, which serves as a central structure ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The importance of groundwater monitoring

    Groundwater monitoring is an essential element in any environmental information system. Based upon validated groundwater monitoring data, information is derived on which decisions can be made. Constant monitoring provides the necessary data input for your smart environment and is basically the basis of the decision making process concerning spatial planning and climate change adaptation. As in ...


    By Eijkelkamp Soil & Water

  • Soil and groundwater remediation

    At a site in northern Indiana on behalf of a multinational client, Troy Risk operated a groundwater remediation system to cleanup the source of chlorinated solvent impact to a groundwater aquifer system. Prior to 1988, the site was occupied by a manufacturing facility. In March 1995, chlorinated volatile compounds (CVOCs) were detected pursuant to due diligence for real estate refinancing. From ...


    By Troy Risk, Inc.

  • Groundwater arsenic in Chimaltenango, Guatemala

    In the Municipality of Chimaltenango, Guatemala, we sampled groundwater for total inorganic arsenic. In total, 42 samples were collected from 27 (43.5%) of the 62 wells in the municipality, with sites chosen to achieve spatial representation throughout the municipality. Samples were collected from household faucets used for drinking water, and sent to the USA for analysis. The only site ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Nitrate Screening in groundwater and surface water aids study and management

    Tasked with monitoring a watershed covering nearly 4,000 square miles, almost 2,300 miles of rivers and streams, and a huge aquifer that provides drinking water for more than 1.2 million people, water quality monitoring specialists at the Miami Conservancy District (MCD) in Dayton, Ohio, have their hands full. The District – established in 1913 to protect Dayton from flooding – has grown into a ...


    By YSI - a Xylem brand

  • Uncertainty and urban water recharge for managing groundwater availability using decision support

    Quantifying groundwater availability depends upon sound methods and the use of integrated models. To determine availability or sustainable yield, the influence of scientific uncertainty from key sources, such as anthropogenic recharge, must be considered. This study evaluates uncertainty in recharge interpretations on the modeled available water balance for an urban case in Texas, USA. Analyses ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Groundwater flow modeling to support water management scenarios – the Bekaa Valley, Lebanon

    The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs funded a project aimed at developing tools for water management in the Bekaa valley, Lebanon. The Lebanese Ministry of Energy and Water implemented the project, supported by the University of Milan Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (DISAA). The geologic framework consists of a cretacean-eocean carbonatic structure, crossed by a fracture ...


    By Tethys srl

  • Environmental Data Management Support for a Chemical Site

    Project: Environmental Data Management Support for a Chemical Site Client: Ford Consulting Ltd Location: Lancashire, UK Services: Groundwater and Environmental Data Management, Geographical Information Systems - Support for data migration and environmental data management system Summary: ESI provided data migration ...


    By EarthSoft, Inc

  • Environmental data management support for a chemical site

    Client: Ford Consulting Ltd Location: Lancashire, UK Services: Groundwater and Environmental Data Management, Geographical Information Systems Issue: Support for data migration and environmental data management system Summary: ESI provided data migration and environmental data management solutions ...


    By ESI Consulting Ltd

  • Kenya - Groundwater governance case study

    This report presents a case study on groundwater governance in Kenya. The objectives of the study were to: (a) describe groundwater resource and socioeconomic settings for four selected aquifers; (b) describe governance arrangements for groundwater management in Kenya; and (c) identify the relevance of these arrangements for planning and implementing climate change mitigation measures. The report ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The application of groundwater modelling to simulate the behaviour of groundwater resources in the Ramhormooz Aquifer, Iran

    In this study, groundwater modelling was proposed as management tool in Ramhormooz Plain, south western Iran. After definition of a conceptual model, the necessary data were defined into various packages of MODFLOW. Subsequently, the model was calibrated by trial and error estimation and the results were finally optimised by PMWIN through PEST code. After verification process, the model was used ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Upper Colne groundwater model update

    Client: Environment Agency Location: Hertfordshire Services: Groundwater Modelling , Low Flow Studies and Hydroecology Issues: Identification of management options for low flows in the River Gade Summary: ESI developed a groundwater model of the Upper Colne Catchment capable of simulating ...


    By ESI Consulting Ltd

  • Groundwater resources of a multi-layered aquiferous system in arid area: Data analysis and water budgeting

    The Maknassy basin in central Tunisia receives insignificant precipitation (207 mm/y), but the hydrological system retain very small quantities of water due to the steep topography and surface water resource partially mobilised witch is evacuated toward the basin outlet. However, the Maknassy plain support agriculture based on ground water ...

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