Water Resource Survey 

Fresh water scarcity is arising globally. The constant growth in demand puts natural resources under pressure and diminishes natural water sources. Increasing concerns emerge due to growing water demand from industry, agriculture and the drinking water sector. Water shortages put companies and people at risk and cause environmental problems.

Large quantities of water are used in the agricultural sector for food production. Many agricultural areas rely on the use of surface water and ground water, causing lowering of groundwater tables. Additionally, surface water gets contaminated by waste water. Thus, not only consumed but also exploited, the natural water system is negatively influenced by the impact of large water users.

In order to sustain healthy environments and water usage practises it is important that an assessment on the available resources is conducted. Through sustainable water resource management the long-term availability of water is guaranteed, costs can be minimised and the development meets governmental and market policy.

Our product, the water resource survey, creates an overview of all available water sources for new developments and creates insight in the effect of water consumption from a specific source. If a more detailed insight is necessary, detailed maps and models can be provided clarifying the effect of developments on the total water resource management and availability.
Our water resource surveys are generally applied for developments related to new horticulture areas. Our products encompasses the following topics;

  • Assurance of irrigation water for sustainable horticultural projects;
  • Quantifying the effects of horticulture on water resources, and vice versa;
  • Predict and calculate the effects of seasonality on water availability and buffer capacity;
  • Strategic buffering and cost optimization studies;
  • Quantifying the ladder of sustainability of available resources;
  • Specify the need for ecosystem services;
  • Calculate the water balance for a horticultural region;
  • Advisory on Reversed Osmosis (RO)  and other (waste) water treatment techniques;
  • Optimization studies, Business Cases and risk analysis.

More information and the latest developments can be found on www.waterResourceSurvey.com.