GAP - California

Groundwater Architecture Project

In an ambitious two-year project, Stanford University partners with leading Danish companies and three water agencies in California to develop a template for an optimal workflow that would use airborne electromagnetic (AEM) data as the foundation for the development of hydrogeological conceptual models. This provides a key step in the implementation of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act in California and will provide value to groundwater architecture mapping worldwide. The workflow includes not only the deployment of the AEM technology to acquire vast amounts of AEM data, but more importantly designing the supporting geophysical and computational infrastructure for data analysis, interpretation, and archiving. Significant advancements can be made by studying ways in which California can develop and implement a workflow and build on Danish experience.

HGG will in the project process and invert the acquired SkyTEM data using state of the art processing and inversion approaches developed at our group. The resulting geophysical models and the associated uncertainties are the fundamentals in the work with transferring the geophyisics to lithology thourgh automatic transform and creating a reliable hydrogeological model.

Stanford University, Aqua Geo Frameworks, Rambøll, I-GIS, HGG, Butte County, Indian Wells Valley and San Luis Obispo County