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Aquifer testing involves the withdrawal of measured quantities of water from or the addition of water to, a borehole(s); and the measurement of resulting changes in head in the aquifer both during and after the period of abstraction or addition.


The process whereby an aquifer is subjected to pumping from a borehole under controlled test conditions in order to determine the hydraulic parameters of the groundwater system through its response to the stress of abstraction.

Why is aquifer testing important?

The purpose of aquifer testing is to determine the hydraulic parameters of the aquifer system which are used to quantify water resources and facilitate resource management.



Aquifer testing