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The Ground Water Department was established to help the scientific development, systematic management and optimal monitoring of groundwater resources for sustainability.

The main functions of the Department are:

  • Estimate ground water resources and detect potential zones for ground water resources
  • Investigate selection of sites for:

             o Wells

             o Recharge structures

             o Exploratory drilling

  • Monitor ground water levels and quality through a network of observation wells and piezometers
  • Interpret aerial photographs and satellite images
  • Monitor and evaluate watersheds and artificial recharge structures from the groundwater point of view, and so on
 
 
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