Hydrogeology / Groundwater Modeling

Quick Facts

  • Trained and certified in state of the art 3-D modeling software
  • Experienced in developing web enabled and custom databases, GIS and 3-D visualization tools

A true photograph need not be explained, nor can it be contained in words.
- Ansel Adams, photographer

As communities face growth, the simultaneous pressure to both develop and protect groundwater resources is becoming a significant challenge. Sovereign’s hydrogeologists, engineers, and scientists have the expertise to assist in meeting these increasing water demand and water quality challenges.

We provide services for characterizing hydrogeologic conditions, identifying and developing new or expanded groundwater resources, and for characterization and remediation of poor quality groundwater. Whether through the application of tools such as geographic information systems and computer modeling to replicate groundwater conditions at local and regional sites, or the application of groundbreaking technologies such as passive treatment technologies, Sovereign offers our clients cost-effective and efficient options for managing water supplies.

We apply 2D and 3D visualization of groundwater conditions and, where necessary, of contaminant distribution to build reliable groundwater models. Sovereign’s groundwater models support the refinement of conceptual site models and aid in the design and optimization of field and management strategies. In the field, staff geologists perform slug testing, step-drawdown testing, and long-term aquifer testing to determine well performance, to calculate aquifer parameters, and to evaluate groundwater-surface water interaction.

Capabilities

• Subsurface contaminant evaluations and compliance monitoring

• Monitored Natural Attenuation

• Well design, rehabilitation, and aquifer testing

• Groundwater and solute transport modeling

• Groundwater-surface water interaction studies

• Dewatering studies

• Groundwater availability evaluations and resource protection

• Groundwater management, planning, and supply

• Infiltration studies and disposal of treated residential wastewater

• Landfill monitoring and regulatory compliance

• Public water supply permitting and wellhead protection

• Water rights and water use permitting