Proper water studies are based on the available physical and geochemical characteristics of water resources. The process involves investigations on the quality, quantity, effects of climate change, protection of water resources and the integrated relationship between surface water and groundwater.
RFL has qualified expertise in groundwater surveys, 3 D data simulation, geochemical studies and water resource data collection. This assists in the creation of integrated water resource management systems for surface and groundwater.
RFL provides professional staff, equipment and logistics to undertake surface water resource surveys to enable clients to understand resource availability and least-cost sustainable development pathways.
The surface water resource assessment includes; field measurements, analysis of hydro-meteorological data and rainfall-runoff modeling. RFL provides expertise in the development of flow duration curves, extreme event analysis, low flow duration analysis, the establishment of parameters for spillway, culverts and bridge designs and determination of environmental flows.
Rural Focus has undertaken various abstraction and pollution surveys involving the identification, mapping and quantification of abstraction, non-point and point source pollution to support improved river management and water allocation.
RFL is involved in groundwater surveys in the form of aquifer characterization and studies and the cataloging of groundwater abstraction points. This gives expert information on the precise size, depth, chemical qualities and vulnerability of aquifers.
RFL has highly trained experts involved in geophysical surveys to detect the interior characteristics of the earth that aid in groundwater resources monitoring and management. RFL interprets seismic tomographic data from the ground characteristics and uses electrical resistivity tomography in 1D and 2D geo-survey. RFL has professional geologists involved in hydrogeology where they use various methods to study the distribution and movement of groundwater in aquifers. The experts determine the hydraulic conductivity of water in aquifers.
RFL experts employ various analytical methods which include: finite volume models, finite element models, finite difference model and numerical methods to create groundwater flow equations.