3D Groundwater Mapping – Water for the Future

Ramboll helps to protect Denmark’s most valuable resource – the groundwater. Pollution and vulnerability problems are identified to keep the groundwater clean and safe for future generations.

The Danish national groundwater mapping program secures clean, safe and fresh water to future demand. In Denmark the supply of drinking water is based entirely on groundwater. Hence the availability and accessibility to groundwater resources is of crucial importance.

As the leading Nordic consultant in water and environment Ramboll has carried out a large portion of the Danish National Groundwater Mapping Programme which comprises a range of multidisciplinary hydrogeological and geophysical projects.

Safe Water for Future Generations

The groundwater mapping program is administrated by the Danish Ministry of the Environment and calls for detailed groundwater mapping of particularly valuable groundwater abstraction areas, comprising 40% of Denmark’s surface area.

In the light of water scarcity and pollution both public and political attention was drawn to securing Denmark’s future water resources, eventually resulting in the Danish National Groundwater Mapping Program being initiated in 1999.

The findings of this comprehensive hydrogeological mapping project are applied to the work of the local municipalities, as they are responsible for the future groundwater resource protection and planning.

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Ramboll provided a wide range of services to help identify pollution and vulnerability problems, improve geological and hydrological information of survey areas and suggest protection measures for the future water resources.

Ramboll’s World-Class Team of Experts

Denmark is leading in the field of groundwater mapping as it has been a top political priority for many years, and Ramboll enjoys an outstanding reputation in the business due to our unique team of excellent geologists, geophysicists, hydrologists and civil engineers who, together with the authority, have contributed to the groundwater mapping process for more than a decade now.

Ramboll’s services include performance of field surveys, data processing and interpretation, geological and groundwater 3D modeling and conclusive general recommendations regarding water supply strategies for specific abstraction areas.

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