March 22, 2017, marked World Water Day 2017, a global initiative that encourages...
Solutions will focus on acquisition, modeling and characterization of groundwater resources
Exploration Resources International Geophysics LLC (XRI) and SkyTEM Surveys have partnered to combine advanced methodology and technology for the exploration of water resources. As the world increasingly consumes water, management of these resources requires appropriate, reliable and timely information to ensure water is available when and where it is needed. This collaboration brings together expertise to help deliver solutions focused on the acquisition, modeling and characterization of groundwater resources. The partnership combines years of XRI’s geophysical and hydrogeological expertise with SkyTEM’s airborne aquifer mapping technology. This combination of knowledge and tools for assessing fresh and saline water resources can help communities, industries and resource sectors manage these limited and vulnerable resources sustainably, today and into the future.
Groundwater is one of the nation’s most important natural resources and it is increasingly essential to provide effective programs for management of aquifer systems worldwide. Proper management requires thorough knowledge of the aquifer system. This includes dependable information on geographic extent, volume, water quality recharge and outflow levels. SkyTEM’s airborne electromagnetic systems are non-invasive and provide a quick, economical method for mapping groundwater, particularly for large areas or areas where land access is limited or difficult. XRI interprets the airborne data to deliver 2-D and 3-D images used to build hydrogeological frameworks for groundwater quality investigations, groundwater flow modeling and groundwater management planning.