Geohydrological Services

Geo-hydrological-Services

This discipline focuses on the study of the character, availability and quality of groundwater, and the geological controls on its occurrence and movements. AGES is involved in the identification, evaluation and development of new and existing groundwater sources, as well as in defining long term monitoring and management actions required to ensure the sustainable use and protection of resources.

Geohydrological services provided include:

Geohydrological Assessments

  • Groundwater feasibility studies
  • Exploration for groundwater sources, incorporating the evaluation of aquifer potential
  • Siting of boreholes by means of structural geological and geophysical surveys for water supply or monitoring purposes
  • Aquifer testing to determine hydraulic parameters and long-term abstraction
  • Aquifer classification and vulnerability assessments
  • Groundwater quality determination and monitoring
  • Numerical Groundwater modelling

Hydrochemistry

  • Sampling for groundwater pollution or hydrocarbons
  • Hydro Chemical Fingerprinting
  • Groundwater Quality Analysis

Water Supply

  • Development of conceptual groundwater models
  • Determination of sustainable groundwater supply volumes
  • Development of cost-benefit models for groundwater supply

Mining Industry

  • Groundwater feasibility studies
  • Life of mine groundwater cost assessments
  • Determine groundwater inflow rates and mine dewatering design
  • Quantification of the long-term impact of dewatering on aquifers
  • Development of dewatering management scenarios

Groundwater Pollution and Remediation

  • Site selection of waste sites and tailings dams
  • Modelling of groundwater flow rate and direction and contaminant migration rate/s
  • Recommendations on remediation strategies
  • Determining groundwater protection zones
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