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Hydrology Project

This project was in the framework of the EU-Project Europe & India: Past, Present and Future coordinated by Fausto Freschi, Italy.

Duration of the project: One Year.

The preliminary aim was to study Hydrology in highly populated areas, Sustainable Ground Water Management and Ground Water Protection in the District of Hyderabad.


  • Judgement of the hydrological (size of catchment, precipitation, infiltration rate etc.,) and hydrogeological preconditions (type and characteristics of the aquifer)
  • The cause of ground water depletion; Association of the pollution (chemical data) to the source of pollution, judgement of danger potential.
  • Elaboration of missing data within the pilot project. Pointing out the points of conflicts between the various parties, elaboration of recommendations for the solution of the problems.
  • This one year project studied the data and information which were missing (some of them were also defined during the project) by experts from India, Austria and Italy as well as invited members from the government departments and industry.
  • Use of different methods applied in India, Austria and Italy in an aquitarde for getting those data which were missing.
  • Comparison of results and accuracy of measurements. Discussions about the completed investigations and the interpretation of the resuts between experts form the universities or institutes with participants invited from industry, companies, governmental departments, enterprises etc., were provided elucidating the situation and the problems and solutions were discussed.
  • Evaluation and graphical presentations of the pilot project results.
  • The partners divided these tasks before the final presentation (including multimedia) took place; ways of conflict-clearance; discussion about situatable protection strategies for the groundwater, square protection or integrated protection, priority list (different for Indians, Austrians and Italians), possibilities to master the problem (e.g. techniques, transparency).

Groundwater Management was studied in the Patancheru and Bolaram Industrial Areas and the conclusions and recommendations finally led to the Asia Urbs and HyWaMIS projects.


  • Dr. P. Hacker (ARCS) Austria
  • Dr. R. Spendlingwimmer (ARCS) Austria

Coordinator Experts

  • Dr. B.G. Sidharth, B M Birla Science Centre, Hyderabad
  • Dr. R.L. Dhar, NGRI, Hyderabad
  • Dr. G. Rao, NGRI, Hyderabad
  • Dr. K. Subrahmanyam, NGRI, Hyderabad
  • Dr. B. Venkateshwara Rao, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad