Magazine Articles | Technology | VOL. 15, ISSUE 91, July-August 2015 |

3D Imaging and National Aquifer Mapping Programme

The alarming depletion of groundwater, amid escalating demand for water has motivated the Indian government to accord top priority to aquifer-based sustainable groundwater management of late. The National Aquifer Mapping Programme has been planned to define the geometry, productive zones, hydraulic characteristics and hydrochemistry of the principal aquifers in India, besides quantifying the present storage, assess recharge and discharge areas, as also mark aquifers vulnerable to contamination. The programme will mathematically model the conditions of aquifers all over the country...

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