Water Resources

At Eon we are continually developing new technologies and approaches to meet the growing international demand for water resources. For example, we might recommend that an aquifer be used as a storage reservoir during a dry period, or advise utilizing an injection well to discharge water, or to form a hydraulic barrier to prevent salt or contaminated water intrusion. In areas that need to utilize limited resources efficiently, we might recommend artificial aquifer recharge. All of these issues call for both innovative engineering and responsible science.

There is no water resource issue that our groundwater engineering services cannot address. Eonís commitment to providing cost-effective solutions for our clients is always balanced by our commitment to protect groundwater resources from adverse anthropomorphic influences. Through sound science and state-of-the art monitoring and analysis technologies, our professionals have provided water resource solutions around the world.

Kuwait has benefited from our design of groundwater extraction and injection systems. These systems; including water supply, irrigation, the mitigation of salt water encroachment, and the extraction of mineral water with high salinity levels; facilitated farming in Kuwaiti desert regions. The extraction of sea water via an on-shore system of wells saved an aquarium in Kuwait City the cost of building a special pumping station.

In Africa, our professionals were successful in developing a geochemical model for determining abnormal fluoride concentrations in aquifers along the East African Rift Valley zone. The developed model was used to design an optimal potable water extraction regime that prevented negative health consequences due to fluorosis in some aquifers of northern Tanzania.

As technologies and approaches become more sophisticated, the associated data that is required increases exponentially. Our emphasis on flawless data integrity, analysis and management techniques is maintained through multiple quality assurance measures.


Typical Water Resources Projects:

Name of Project: "Water Wells - Abdally"
Client: Farmers Federation, Kuwait and Baugeologie GmbH, Vienna, Austria

Project work involved the study, design, marketing, sales and implementation of complete groundwater extraction and injection systems for water supply, irrigation systems, salt water encroachment mitigation, extraction of mineral water with salinity above 25000 ppm and extraction of sea water via on-shore well extraction system. Work tasks included design, bidding and oversight of well drilling, and development, selection and placement of pumps, plumbing of the well(s) within individual system(s), and design, testing and stabilization of a pumping regime. Forty-eight systems using submersible, centrifugal and deep well turbine pumps were constructed in northern and southern Kuwait (Abdally and Wafra area) and in Kuwait city.

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Name of the Project: "Township of Stare Hradisko - Water Supply"
Client: Municipality of Stare Hradisko, Czech Republic

Investigation and design of water supply system for municipality of the town of Stare Hradisko. A detailed hydrogeological investigation and mapping employing geophysical and remote sensing methods and aquifer analyses rendered data for a feasibility study and final engineering design. An augmented water supply system was designed and implemented. System consisted of two production/collector wells placed in two main fracture zones and was supported by deep radial collector galleries and a shallow drainage network. A final report also included the design and justification of a sanitary protection zone and a system operating manual.

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Name of the Project: "Fluoride - Rift Valley Zone"
Client: University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Development of a geochemical model for abnormal fluoride concentrations in specific East African Rift Valley zone aquifers. The project work was based on geochemical prospecting, hydrogeological mapping, water and rock sampling, laboratory tests, and field measurements and monitoring. The developed model was used for the design of an optimal potable water extraction regime.

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