The waterside environment

The waterside environment supported underling groundwater

For most of us, the term ‘waterside’ refers to surface water bodies that we can see and touch, such as rivers, springs, lakes, and the sea. However, surface waters are also connected to groundwater, which is often less apparent, but influences the environment in terms of quality and quantity.

In order to properly manage and conserve this environment, it is essential to understand the interaction between surface water and groundwater along with characteristics of a given region.

By studying the practicalities of this environment through analysis and modelling of meteorological, topographical, geological, land, and other relating data, we can provide locally tailored solutions for the conservation of the local environment.

Examples of our previous work

  • Predicting the impact of climate change on water levels in lakes and lakeside vegetation
  • Numerical simulation of surface water and groundwater exchange sites
  • Simulating the behaviour of nitrates in lake basins