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Integration of numerical modelling with remote sensing to assess groundwater resources

Objective

The project is focused on improving the methodologies and tools of planning and management of fresh water resources use considering a multi-layered aquifer system within a sub-basin area of the Bystrzyca river catchment's (SW Poland). The final system parameterisation as well as satellite/GIS-derived recharge will be integrated in the numerical three-dimensional MODFLOW model environment and calibrated against spatially distributed head data in the steady state model calibration. Such model represents a powerful resources evaluation tool and becomes a basis for management and sustainable use of water at chosen pilot sub-basin area. Satellite image interpretations will be used to study surface conditions of importance to infiltration, recharge and runoff. The main objectives of the study are as follows:
- to evaluate the groundwater potential and to improve knowledge on water resources in the pilot sub-basin area,
- to analyse hydrostratygraphy and the groundwater flow system,
- to integrate hydrogeological data with RS/GIS information in a 3-D flow model,
- to establish the water balance of the multi-layered aquifer system,
- to obtain an integrated system to control water intake exploitation in urbanised area.

Funding Scheme

RGI - Research grants (individual fellowships)

Coordinator

INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR GEO-INFORMATION SCIENCE AND EARTH OBSERVATION
Address
Hengelosestraat 99
7500 AA Enschede
Netherlands