Groundwater flux monitoring in coastal environment

Nagaré’s technology enables Darcy flux to be measured live and continuously in existing piezometers. This makes it ideal for gaining a better understanding of the hydrodynamics of a site subject to tidal fluctuations.

As part of a research project with the Universities of Ghent and Liège, Nagaré measured groundwater fluxes continuously over a period of 1 year to gain a better understanding of the relationship between freshwater aquifer and the saline aquifer in the Westhoek reserve.

It can be seen that groundwater fluxes are proportional to the tides and that they are faster during high tide than low tide.

The data is still being analysed and interpreted.