Modelling and Simulation of AlJafer Aquifer

Modelling and Simulation of Al - Jafer Aquifer Tender No. (99/2012)

Detailed Description of Project

The intention of the study was to set up a groundwater flow model to conceptualize the understanding of the groundwater resources in Jafer basin, to simulate the current groundwater system, and to provide predictive scenarios to better manage the water resources.

Orient Responsibilities were:

  • Develop a three-dimensional groundwater flow model for Jafer Basin using MODFLOW for the Upper Cretaceous Aquifer System.
  • Determine the sustainability of the Jafer basin.
  • Examine different scenarios for groundwater management of Jafer basin including the variation of abstraction, especially in the Muhamadyyia wellfield which is used to supply water for the agricultural projects.
  • Determine the effects of increasing natural recharge by adding 3 recharge dams with 1 MCM storage each; to increase inflow to the groundwater system with a total of 25% infiltration of storage i.e. 0.75 MCM per year.

Type of Services Provided

This project required integrated studies in order to develop a groundwater flow model for the Jafer Catchment, and the investigation of various scenarios for groundwater resources management and use. These studies included; data collection, hydrological, hydrogeological, geological, groundwater modeling, and developping a geospatial database. Also, executing a specialized training program about Mathematical Modelling and GIS application in aquifer system assessment

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Client Ministry of Water and Irrigation (MWI)
Country Jordan
Overall Project Value (USD) 84,700
Proportion carried out by Candidate (%) 100%
No of Staff Provided 35
Origin of Funding Ministry of Water and Irrigation (MWI)
Date 2013 - 2014 (5 months)