Stefan, C., Glass, J. (2019)
Web-based real-time monitoring and modeling of managed aquifer recharge applications.
Presentation at European Innovation Platform (EIP Water Conference 2019). Side event on: “Managed aquifer recharge as a real climate change adaptation mechanism. Examples and indicators from five continents”. Zaragoza, Spain, 11 December 2019.


 

The project SMART-Control introduces a new approach in the monitoring of managed aquifer recharge schemes: data is collected in-situ by a range of sensors and monitoring probes and sent in real time to a dedicated web-server. From here, the values are transmitted via FTP to the INOWAS platform, a free web-based platform for planning, management and optimization of managed aquifer recharge applications (www.inowas.com). The platform includes simulation tools of various degree of complexity, from simply empirical and analytical tool to numerical tools and optimization algorithms. In the new SMART-Control project, a new set of tools are developed: a tool for initial risk assessment of MAR schemes, an advanced monitoring tool, a real-time simulation tool based on MODFLOW and sensor data, and a scenarios management tool for prognosis and forecasts.

This presentation introduces the main principles behind the real-time monitoring tool and described the features and workflow of the MODFLOW-based numerical modelling tool. Currently under development, the real-time, web-based groundwater modelling tool will expand the functionality of the existing modelling platform by interconnecting the sensor data with the web- based groundwater models. This will provide for real-time numerical simulations of the impact of MAR on local and regional groundwater systems and will enable different groups of stakeholders to collaborate on development and assessment of MAR solutions.