In coastal areas, following a decrease of piezometrical levels caused
by excessive pumping and/or droughts seawaters may seep into
aquifers as far inland as several kilometres. Such intrusions may also
be called salt water wedges.
If not carefully monitored and kept under control this phenomenon may compromise the drinkable water supply and economic activity of a whole region.
Close monitoring of salt wedges and accurate data concerning their position are paramount to the optimal management of coastal aquifers.
ImaGeau offer an integrated system based on three complimentary means.
For a complete monitoring of the resource based on the SMD, one of the most innovating underground waters salt water wedge monitoring technologies, coupled to various sensors delivering crucial data paramount to the understanding of the phenomenon.More info about SMD
Necessary to set up the matrix of an optimal use in regards to the salt wedge. It is based on:
A cross analysis carried out by our team of experts leads to a better understanding of the phenomenon. This understanding is a basis to consultancy given to operators and managers for an optimal management of the resource.
Main projects carried out coastal aquifers management