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Mountain torrent. © Fotolia/Benjamin Nickel

The distribution of water underground and the direction of its current can be determined through geophysical methods. This is not only useful in water management, but also ensures the availability of water reservoirs by finding access to the aquifers. Another aspect of water management is concerned with water quality.

This can also be measured geophysically, hence providing a major contribution to environmental protection. The application of geophysical methods in the field of ground water technology is therefore gaining ever more importance when it comes to clearing brownfields or landfill sites.