Complex Ressource Ananalysis and Assesment (CREAM)

A groundwater management tool for Berlin

Summary

The focus of the CREAM project is to develop and demonstrate necessary tools for responsible groundwater management.

The first project phase includes the description of the techniques for successful and sustainable management of groundwater resources in the Berlin area as they are used by Berliner Wasserbetriebe (BWB) and Veolia Water (formerly Vivendi Water).  As a result of long-term monitoring in the catchment areas of the Berlin waterworks, the BWB have extensive water management data. On their basis, decision-making tools for efficient groundwater management can be developed.

Structure

The structure is an internet presentation with links to other internet sites showing the groundwater management tools based on the experiences of BWB and Veolia Water.

Results

Development of a PC-based tool with guidelines for integrated water resource management including case studies worldwide, starting with the reference location Berlin as an example for Pleistocene aquifers.

This tool is supposed to support management decisions and will be used for presentation and acquisition.