Managing and protecting groundwater resources commonly incorporates technologies designed to monitor and record hourly, weekly, and seasonal fluctuations in groundwater levels, temperature, and conductivity. These data are important for understanding groundwater flow pathways, identifying water quality, and estimating groundwater availability.
Frequent groundwater measurements can be time-consuming and costly and may increase the possibility of risks to human health. Manual and traditional data collection methods require frequent site visits, during which technicians must connect to each monitoring well individually.
In addition, the monitoring cycle requires diverse tools and mechanisms, each destined to support and add value to the planning process. Tools and components such as dataloggers, wireless transceivers, acquisition instrumentation, and software are commonly acquired separately and must be customized or retrofitted. As a result, clients are in the hands of multiple suppliers who possess different sets of skills. This leads to deficiencies in compatibility and an increase in downtime, support needs, and adaptability costs.
Human resources play a fundamental role in the monitoring process. Limited accessibility and hazardous conditions present monitoring technicians with major obstacles when collecting data. This can lead to an increase in downtime, injury, and even fatality.
From wireless field data collection and recording to project execution in the office, Diver-NETZ wireless groundwater monitoring networks offer an all-inclusive system of first-class technologies that integrates superior field instrumentation with the industry's latest communication and data management capabilities.