Groundwater is the most important source of water in many regions of the world. However, it is often overused and contaminated due to water shortages and the non-sustainable industrial and agricultural structures prevailing in the region.
Decision-support systems based on models can be a valuable tool for decision-makers aiming at using aquifers in a sustainable fashion. Long-term strategies for withdrawing water and renovating systems can be simulated and optimized. This is the best way to choose the appropriate remediation method which should be efficient, cost-effective and fulfill legal requirements.
The Fraunhofer Water Systems Alliance has ample experience both at home and abroad in modeling complex ground and surface systems so that it can set up support systems for decision-makers to fit every specific requirement.