Software for groundwater resources modeling
|WATER TOPIC||Management process|
|KEYWORDS||Management process, groundwater resources|
|MARKET NEED TAILORED|
The need of an integrated water management requires the consideration of surface and groundwater as a whole along with the implication of all involved factors (physics, social and economics).
The studies focussed on water resources distribution in terms of qualitative and quantitative aspects by means of using numerical models (i.e. AQUATOOLDMA). Thus an improvement on SIGMES incorporation (module for integrated basin management) is required. SMAA allows the incorporation of required aquifer values after running a distributed simulation. This routine integrates the management of surface and underground water resources.
New modelling software of aquifer details that allows water managers to easily identify the quantities of groundwater masses without using sophisticated modeling tools.
|STATE OF DEVELOPMENT|
The calculation routine, is partially implemented in SMAA, it still needs new functionalities. However Spanish river basin organisations have expressed their interested to these results. Promotion of the output at national level is being successfully ach
|INNOVATIVE ASPECTS AND ADVANTAGES|
Innovative approaches in nowadays groundwater modelling. SMAA offers an intuitive, easy and quick way to incorporate the required aquifer parameters by the basin model (SIMGES de AQUATOOL-DMA) trough a distributed simulation. This function facilitates the integrated water resources management. Two main advantages. Related to calculation routine: This method offers important advantages in simulations adjust and characterization as the results calculation time is reduced. Moreover, the explicit simulation of multiple alternatives for long simulation periods is incorporated. Related to models: It is a very simple and agile tool to model aquifers using a distributed approach. It is allowed to fix temporal series with different simulation scenarios (following WFD requirements) and to carry out related simulations.
|INTELLECTUAL/INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY RIGHTS|
Industrial property belongs to Tragsatec (TRAGSA Group).
River basin agencies, especially to those departments in charge of planning water resources. Those organisations providing services on modelling to water administrations.
|Estimation of risks|
|NEXT STEPS TO ACHIEVE THE STATUS 'READY TO USE'|
Regarding the calculation module, it needs:
|TYPE OF PARTNER FOR THE NEXT DEVELOPMENTS||Public/private entity that can be interested in using SMAA.|
|TASKS TO BE PERFORMED|
|Estimation of ressources|
|RESOURCES FOR NEXT STEPS|
Economic resources to finalise the tool and add new functionalities to the calculation model are estimated in approx. 150.000 €.
Expected time to finalise the research: 18 MONTHS.
|TECHNICAL CONTACT||Carmen Macías Antequera *Tragsatec *c/ Julián Camarillo Edif. 6B Sector 3A *280037 Madrid *Tel. 913226109 *Mobile 636925384 *Email/s: firstname.lastname@example.org *email@example.com *Abel Solera Solera *Universidad Politécnica de Valencia *c/Camino|
|WATER RTOM CONTACT||Amphos21|
|PROJECT DESCRIPTION||New modelling software of aquifer details that allows water managers to easily identify the quantities of groundwater masses without using sophisticated modeling tools.|
|FUNDING ORGANISATION||Grupo Tragsa|