Posted on 15 August 2018
Research institute KWR and grondwater monitoring specialist Royal Eijkelkamp provided the O’zgashkliti Institute in Uzbekistan with the software tool Menyanthes to monitor fluctuating groundwater levels in the city of Urgench.
The Uzbek institute wanted to monitor the groundwater levels and use hydrological analyses to better understand the fluctuating levels and solve the problems these fluctuations caused.
Royal Eijkelkamp and KWR also helped building the necessary capacity within the institute by training the institute’s engineers.
Adequate groundwater monitoring
For years, the city of Urgench suffers from high (saline) groundwater levels, leading to infrastructure damage, corrosion of underground pipes and flooding of basements.
O’zgashkliti Institute realized that the first step to tackle these problems is adequate monitoring of groundwater levels and hydrological analysis to understand functioning of the groundwater fluctuations.
The institute contacted Royal Eijkelkamp and KWR to help them realize this monitoring and analysis and the project has recently been completed.
Dataloggers in wells
Royal Eijkelkamp has installed groundwater monitoring wells throughout the city of Urgench, each well equipped with state of the art dataloggers.
|2D groundwater map as produced by Menyanthes to analyse the changing levels (photo: KWR)|
Data from these loggers is automatically sent to a central control room in near real time, from where engineers use it for hydrological analysis and forecasting, using KWR’s software tool Menyanthes.
Apart from delivering this software, KWR has extensively trained the engineers of O’zgashkliti Institute in hydrological modelling and data management.
Tools and capacity building
As a result, the engineers at O’zgashkliti Institute now not only have advanced monitoring and analysis setups, but they have also transformed their organization to be able to work with the equipment, monitor the groundwater system and analyze incoming data.
This news item was originally published on the website of KWR.
(Top photo: One of the wells in Urgench where the groundwater level is monitored with Eijkelkamp´s Dataloggers - Royal Eijkelkamp)
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Presentation of KWR’s software tool Menyanthes to monitor and analyse groundwater.