Freshwater Management System – Arcadis

Obstacle Water demands in coastal Mexico are on the rise while fresh water resources are increasingly becoming limited.

Innovation Freshwater Management System

Organization Type For-Profit

Country(ies) Mexico

Contact Petra Ross Email ARCADIS Website

Challenge

Water demands in coastal Mexico are on the rise while fresh water resources are increasingly becoming limited. Economic growth, growth in population, and unpredictable weather exacerbate existing freshwater shortages and increase pressure on shallow fresh groundwater reservoirs. Additionally, saltwater intrusion is making aquifers unsuitable for irrigating agricultural lands.

Solution

Subsurface water technologies provide an innovative, practical approach to freshwater management in coastal areas. Arcadis’s Freshkeeper product stops and reverses salinization of aquifers and water wells by intercepting intruding brackish groundwater. Fresh and brackish water are pumped simultaneously from different depths, to control the fresh-brackish intercept.

Milestones and Achievements

Arcadis worked on an analysis for a business case in Mexico highlighted opportunities for their product in the Mexican market. The innovator is exploring a potential customer base of both farmers and municipalities. Their first working visit to Mexico entailed establishing a coordinated effort among local stakeholders and gathering information on the local geohydrology and salinization problems.

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