GWB Category: Water Management


Groundwater Recharge and Sustainable Extraction Through Resilient Forest Communities This project focuses on Sadhana Forest India’s project in Tamil Nadu. The team is applying Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR), Vanur SS aquifer, and characterizing in high resolution to map the local hydrogeology using geophysical tools, hydrogeological information, and modeling like GemPy, lowPy. Students (local students and one MSc student each from ETH Zurich and CSIR-NGRI Hyderabad) will compare modeling tools (SimPEG, PyGimli, and Refrapy). The team’s


Capacity building of Acholi people in Uganda to develop and manage village water supplies This project is aimed toward creating safe water sources in an estimated 20 villages, directly supplying safe water needs to the communities, by using electrical resistivity tomography and terrain conductivity surveys to directly benefit approximately 6500 villagers by siting water wells in 10 villages and one school, where the work will largely be carried out by locals and provide geoscience skills


Groundwater Exploration and Capacity Building in the Northern Western Desert of Egypt The main goal of this project is to support groundwater exploration in two villages, Galal and Gazal, with an approx. population of 15,000 that are in dire need of drinking water, which is shipped to them by tanks from cities hundreds of kilometers away by generating soil suitability maps to help the villagers select suitable crops, and mapping aquifers’ distribution and define optimum


Determination of underground water potential and water supply in some rural villages in Nigeria This GWB project was selected for two villages in Kaduna State, Nigeria- Angwan Rimi (Basawa) and Angwan Fulani (Palladan), two peri-urban villages. The main goal of this project is to provide clean, safe and accessible water to the above two villages by applying an integrated geophysical, geological and engineering technique such as VES to plot curves, identify layers to determine the


Kujana-multimethod geophysical approach to borehole development in poorly weathered crystalline rock This project aims to reduce water scarcity in poorly weathered crystalline basement areas affected by poor drilling success rates in Zambia’s rural communities specifically, in rural areas of Zimba District in Southern Province by: using 2D-resistivity [(i.e., Electrical Resistivity Tomography (ERT)], Frequency-Domain ElectroMagnetic (FDEM), total field magnetics, and Time Domain EM (TDEM). as exploration tools; to benefit an estimated 5600 people in at least


Gulu District, with a population estimated at over 400,000 people, and a land area of 3,452 km2, is one of seven districts of the Acholiland sub-region of Uganda, which is part of the Northern Region of Uganda. From 1986 until 2009, Gulu District was the epicenter of the violence and mass displacement of an estimated 2 million Acholi persons as a consequence of rebel activity of Joseph Kony and the Lord???s Resistance Army (LRA). Gulu,

South Central Australia

The communities in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara lands were established in the 1930s with a spring fed creek as the primary water source. A dual reticulation system had operated with groundwater from two production wells providing water for all non-potable uses, with rainwater being the only potable supply. Various geophysics surveys were conducted in the hopes of locating potential water sources.

South Australia

The South Australian Parliament gave Aboriginal people title to more than 103,000 square kilometers of arid land in the far northwest of South Australia. Rainfall is highly variable and the land is arid to semi-arid. Access to potable water is of critical importance for these remote communities. The project providesd information about available groundwater volume and quantity and suggested locations for future well installation.

South Africa

Over the last 30 years the groundwater at the Dayspring Children’s Village orphanage has dried up and it is suspected that a large stand of invasive trees may be contributing to the depletion. This project was aimed at restoring a sufficient water supply to the Dayspring School and documenting the effect of invasive trees on groundwater for broader application throughout South Africa.


Hydrogeophysics for community monitoring of groundwater in degraded dry forest quebradas of Peru This project aimed to address water scarcity and ecosystem degradation using low-cost geophysical equipment in Lobitos, Peru, by using DC resistivity meter for VES, Piezoelectric sensor on sledgehammer, 500 MHz USB oscilloscope for refraction surveys, and enhanced interpretation of VES and custom built GPR for constant-offset transects with 100 MHz antenna for common-midpoint surveys for near-surface stratigraphy and water table level determination