Groundwater Resources Studies of the Rub’ Al Khali Desert
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Ministry of Environment, Water & Agriculture (MEWA), UAE
Saudi Arabia Rub al-Chali
2010 – 2018
The project focuses on the assessment of the groundwater resources in the Rub’ Al Khali Desert in Saudi Arabia, including the development of a regional water management plan.
The assessment of water quality and total groundwater instorage is a major task of this study.
For elaboration of comprehensive information about the natural groundwater related conditions (geology, meteorology, hydrology, hydrogeology), deep exploration and observation wells have been drilled, the deepest in the center of Rub’ Al Khali desert, 2,625m deep into Wasia aquifer.
The project revealed information on additional freshwater resources updating the Kingdom’s long-term water resources management plan.
Our Services at a glance
Fieldsurveys and investigations
Groundwatersampling and analyses
Geologicalfield survey and update of geological model
Drillingof observation and water production wells
Developmentof a state-of-the-art groundwater model (appr. 400,000 km2)
Geophysical field investigations
Planningof groundwater monitoring network
Assessmentof groundwater budget of the aquifer system.
Developmentof an Integrated Water Resources Management Plan.