Water is an indispensable and valuable resource for our society. The management and protection of water resources is therefore a major challenge for the future. The threats to this resource are numerous, both in terms of water quality and the quantities available for human activities.
TRAQUA offers a wide range of services and solutions for the analysis, diagnosis, monitoring, and protection of water resources, both in artificial networks and in the natural environment.
THE TRAQUA APPROACH
PRELIMINARY ANALYSIS OF THE SITUATION
What are the problems and the impacts? What data are available and what investigations have already been conducted?
CHOICE OF METHODOLOGY - DYE TRACING AND/OR MONITORING
Depending on the situation, we offer one or more services to quickly answer your water flow questions.
SETTING UP A MEASURING NETWORK
The choice of measuring sites, measurement period, and parameters are based on the preliminary analysis and the situation in the field.
ANALYSIS, INTERPRETATION, AND ADVICE
TRAQUA provides advice and detailed data on the operation of your water flows or water networks based on the research results.
TRAQUA starts from the rental of innovative fluorometers, to which services can be added ‘à la carte’. This way, we can offer you a customized service, in accordance with the problem and the expertise available internally. Contact us for more information or to request an offer.
TRAQUA supports projects related to surface water or groundwater. Our experience in the field allows us to propose a wide range of methodologies for the description, analysis, and monitoring of hydrological or hydrogeological processes: piezometric water level monitoring, groundwater catchment sites, flow measurements, balance calculations, risk and vulnerability analysis in surface water or groundwater.
DYE TRACING WITH HIGH-RESOLUTION MULTI MONITORING
Using the compact STREAM® fluorometers, also suitable for use in boreholes and piezometers, TRAQUA can perform tracer tests and simultaneously monitor several measuring points. This method is used for a complete and accurate characterization of underground water flows.
The high temporal resolution of the measurements (up to 1 minute) allows for an accurate evaluation of the hydrodynamics of the water flow network. The high geographic resolution that can be achieved by means of many simultaneous measurements provides a clear picture of the problems in a water network.
CARTOGRAPHIC AND DIAGNOSTICS OF DRAINAGE NETWORKS
Wastewater and rainwater collection and treatment systems require careful management to ensure proper functioning.
TRAQUA supports you in the analysis and diagnosis of your water network (connectivity, operation) by means of tracer tests and high-resolution monitoring networks.
Accurate knowledge of the organization and condition of your water network enables you to better manage operation and maintenance and take a proactive approach to risk management. In case of contamination in a water network, detailed knowledge of the network enables you to streamline and optimize the necessary remediation actions.
SOURCE OF CONTAMINATION AND VULNERABILITY STUDIES OF WATER RESOURCES
Surface water and groundwater are extremely vulnerable to contamination. The analysis of the risks and vulnerability of a resource is paramount. Monitoring provides an accurate picture of the potential threats and the steps you need to take to monitor and protect your resource in the long run.
INFLUENCE OF SURFACE WATER ON GROUNDWATER UPTAKE
Surface water contamination of groundwater is problematic given the vulnerability of surface water to contamination.
TRAQUA can determine the origin and nature of contaminations and evaluate the remediation methods adapted to each situation Through tracing tests or monitoring of organic matter;
HIGH-RESOLUTION MONITORING OF SUSPENDED MATTER IN SURFACE WATER
Water turbidity is an intrinsic parameter of water quality. Detailed monitoring, in a large number of measuring points and with a high temporal resolution, makes it possible to accurately assess the variation and the origin of the dissolved material. This assessment can be used as a basis for general monitoring of surface water quality, improvement of soil conservation methods, or assessment of agricultural practices and their impact on soil erosion.