groundwater mapping Articles

  • White paper on Willowstick technology used for mapping and modeling groundwater systems

    1.0 Introduction Willowstick Technology (the “Technology”) delineates and characterizes subsurface aqueous systems in complex hydrogeologic settings. It has consistently proven valuable in: 1) the diagnosis of seepage through earthen dams and levees; 2) characterizing groundwater infiltration into surface and subsurface mines; 3) tracking pollution plumes influenced by ...


    By Willowstick Technologies LLC

  • Fluoride contamination mapping of groundwater in Northern India integrated with geochemical indicators and GIS

    There are many incidents of increasing fluoride concentrations observed in India's groundwater. In the present study, the fluoride content was chemically analysed and integrated with geochemical model WATEQ4F sampled from Allahabad district, Northern India, with other water quality parameters. Geospatial technique was employed to depict the spatial distribution of fluoride concentrations, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • A new deterministic method for groundwater mapping using a digital elevation model

    Accurate knowledge of groundwater levels and flow conditions in the vicinity of groundwater-dependent terrestrial ecosystems (GWDTE-s) is required for identifying groundwater dependency and comparing the present situation with the optimal one, as part of the status assessment of groundwaters according to the EU Water Framework Directive. Geostatistical methods (like kriging or cokriging) may ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Classification of groundwater chemistry in Shimabara, using self-organizing maps

    Shimabara City in Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan, is located on a volcanic peninsula that has abundant groundwater. Almost all public water supplies use groundwater in this region. For this reason, understanding groundwater characteristics is a pre-requisite for proper water supply management. Thus, we investigated the groundwater chemistry characteristics in Shimabara by use of self-organizing ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Flood maps and plans

    Flood means the temporary covering by water of land not normally convered by water ( 2007/60 EC). There are various flood types, which differs regarding to the water source (e.g. rainwater, groundwater, stream water) their duration (short (minutes to hours) or long (weeks to months)) or to their location (e.g. coastal floods). One possible classification of flood types is listed below: Flash ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Validation of two applied methods of groundwater vulnerability mapping: application to the coastal aquifer system of Southern Sfax (Tunisia)

    The coastal aquifers system of Sfax Agareb Chaffar Mahres (Southern Sfax) located in the central east of Tunisia is well known for population growth and industrial development. These industrial and agricultural developments have led to the degradation of water quality. In this study, DRASTIC and GALDIT models were integrated with geographical information system (GIS) tools, in order to assess ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Investigating and mapping spatial patterns of arsenic contamination in groundwater using regression analysis and spline interpolation technique

    The present study investigates the hypothesis that arsenic concentrations correlate with tubewell depth, and examines the effectiveness of spline interpolation, specifically completely regularized spline (CRS) and spline with tension (SWT) in estimating the magnitude of arsenic contamination in groundwater in Thanh Tri, a densely populated district located in the southern part of Hanoi City, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Study offers first-ever map showing groundwater pollution of coastal areas of United States

    The study identified 12 percent of the continental U.S. coastline — including the northern Gulf Coast from Mississippi to the Florida Panhandle, northern Atlantic Coast, and Pacific Northwest — where the once-hidden drainage systems make the ocean most susceptible to freshwater contamination from septic tanks and fertilizer runoff. In contrast, another 9 ...

  • Self-organizing map clustering technique for ANN-based spatiotemporal modeling of groundwater quality parameters

    The present study integrates co-kriging as spatial estimator and self-organizing map (SOM) as clustering technique to identify spatially homogeneous clusters of groundwater quality data and to choose the most effective input data for feed-forward neural network (FFNN) model to simulate electrical conductivity (EC) and total dissolved solids (TDS) of groundwater. The methodology is presented in ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Brackish groundwater desalination on the rise

    Brackish water is water that is more saline than fresh. It’s not quite as saline as seawater, but it’s still too salty to be used without treatment. Typically, advanced treatment technologies — reverse osmosis and ultrafiltration, as well as other membrane-based technologies — are needed to purify and desalinate brackish groundwater before its use. Brackish groundwater ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • 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

  • Groundwater reclassification for five corners area

    Ralph Penney, president of Penney Engineering, sent a letter in April to Tisbury town officials and property owners around the Five Corners intersection in Vineyard Haven asking for their support for a change in the way the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) classifies the area's groundwater. Mr. Penney plans to petition the DEP for a change in the area's designation from ...


    By Penney Engineering, Inc.

  • 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 ...

  • Mapping Bedrock Surfaces Near Lake Travis, Texas - Case Study

    In May 2014 and May 2015, AGI conducted a hydrogeology workshop focused on training students how to use a resistivity meter for groundwater exploration at Lake Travis near Austin, Texas. Why groundwater exploration? This ...


    By Advanced Geosciences, Inc.

  • Case study: RMOTC - Using existing wells, hydro-geologic barriers are mapped.

    In August of 2005, Willowstick Technologies, LLC performed an AquaTrack study at the Teapot Dome oil field near Casper, Wyoming. The project was performed together with the assistance of the Rocky Mountain Oilfield Testing Center (RMOTC), a unit of the United States Department of Energy. The purpose of the project was to demonstrate how the AquaTrack technology can be applied to ...


    By Willowstick Technologies LLC

  • Characterisation of arsenic contamination in groundwater by statistical methods

    Statistical investigation on groundwater arsenic concentration data of southwest Bangladesh was performed. Two data sets of 1998–99 and 2002–03 were selected for this analysis. Summary statistics of the data shows that the mean concentration exceeds the Bangladesh limit (0.05 mg/l) in all areas. Normality of arsenic concentration data was checked by frequency histogram, skewness coefficient and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Elevated and variable groundwater iron in rural northwestern Bangladesh

    Over the past 30 years, tubewells have become a ubiquitous source of potable groundwater in South Asia. Considered safer than surface water, groundwater naturally contains minerals that may impact human health; however, few data exist on tubewell water mineral content or its association with human nutritional or health conditions. We surveyed iron concentration in tubewell water across a 435 km2, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Soil and groundwater assessment, south-east England

    Project Remediation Strategies were appointed to undertake a soil and groundwater assessment to assist a client in understanding the potential environmental liabilities associated with the shallow soils beneath part of the site.  The client was undertaking a phased renewal of the site tank farm areas, which required the excavation and replacement of shallow soils to allow for new ...


    By Remediation Strategies Ltd.

  • Arcane Groundwater problem plagues commercial district

    It was in 1995, when new storm water drains were being put in along the Beach street extension in Vineyard Haven, that Eric Anderson first learned of the serious contamination of the groundwater under his property. He and several other landholders in the area were required by state environmental authorities to begin an extensive program of sampling to find out the source of the pollution, with a ...


    By Penney Engineering, Inc.

  • Report documents effects of 40 years of groundwater withdrawal

    The cumulative effects of 40 years of groundwater withdrawals in the Houston-Galveston region are documented in a report from the United States Geological Survey. Decades of extensive withdrawals have caused the land to sink, or subside. The Houston-Galveston region is one of the largest areas of land surface subsidence in the U.S., according to the agency. Water withdrawals started as early as ...


    By Fluence Corporation

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