Project

Geogenic and Mining impact on Water resource at Meli area, northwestern Tigray region, Ethiopia

Duration
01 November 2020 → Ongoing
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Hydrogeology
    • Surfacewater hydrology
    • Environmental chemistry
    • Environmental impact and risk assessment
  • Engineering and technology
    • Water resources management
Keywords
Mining activities Rock geochemistry Groundwater chemistry Geogenic concentrations Pollution
 
Project description

The study aims at evaluating water resources contamination due to geogenic influences and mining impacts in Meli, northern Ethiopia. Remote sensing, GIS, geophysical and geochemical methods will be applied to make the regional assessment of geogenic influences and mining activities on groundwater chemistry, to define the three dimensional picture of the groundwater reservoir and characterize groundwater flow, as well as natural rock and water chemistry, thereby identifying anomalous concentrations of chemical species.