Improving Sustainable Groundwater Exploration with Amended Geophysics (ISGEAG)


The 'Improving Sustainable Groundwater Exploration with Amended Geophysics' research project (ISGEAG) aims to improve geophysical assessment methods for sustainable groundwater exploration. The project is funded by the Dutch innovation programme VIA Water. The project introduces advanced geophysical methods (TDEM, ERT and AMT) in combination with conventional methods (VES and HEP). All methods are applied and compared on one and the same pilot location.

The first pilot research has been done in 2017 near Kajiado Town. Two more ISGEAG pilots are foreseen in the Coastal area (Kwale County) and in Kenyan Volcanics.

Executing Kenyan partners are KenGen Ltd, Earth Water Consultants and Amref Health Afica in Kenya. Dutch partners are Acacia Water and SamSamWater Foundation.

Non-executive stakeholders are University of Nairobi (UoN), Kenya Water Institute (KEWI), Neighbours Initiative Alliance (NIA Kajiado), the Kenyan Water Resources Authority (WRA), and Wash Alliance Kenya (WAK).


Project details


Project location:Kajiado Town, Kwale Gongoni Forest and one more, Kenya
(find climate data for this location)
Project manager:Harry Rolf and Michel Groen (Wiertsema & partners)
External website:https://www.viawater.nl/projects/kenya-improving-application-of-geophysical-groundwater-exploration
Period:2017 - 2018

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Data for this project


ISGEAG, 1st Technical Report, Geophysics near Kajiado Town


Synthesis Report of the ISGEAG Geophysical experiments near Kajiado town
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Date: 2018-08-09
Author: M. Groen, H. Rolf, A. Muiti
Contact: harryrolf@samsamwater.com
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ISGEAG, 1st Technical Report, Geophysics near Kajiado Town


The geophysical experiments described in this technical report were carried out for the project: ‘Improving Sustainable Groundwater Exploration with Amended Geophysics’ (ISGEAG)a partnership between Amref Health Africa, Kenya Electricity Generating Company Limited (KenGen Ltd.), Acacia Water and SamSamWater Foundation, relevant local stakeholders, (Earth Water Consultants) and students from University of Nairobi (UoN) and Kenya Water Institute (KEWI).

The project is funded by the Dutch innovation program VIA Water. Main objective is to investigate the added value of new geophysical techniques in Kenyan groundwater exploration in comparison to the common practices in using conventional methods like VES soundings and HEP profiling as well as to address the limitations and commonly encountered pitfalls in Kenyan ‘borehole siting’ practices.This report gives the outcomes of a field campaign in the basement geology near Kajiado Town. Two more ISGEAG pilots are foreseen in the Coastal area of Kwale and in a Volcanic rock area. The final report will be issued after these 2 pilots (spring 2019).
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Date: 2018-08-09
Author: M. Groen, H. Rolf, A. Omiti, R. Cosmas
Contact: harryrolf@samsamwater.com
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Geophysical surveys for Sponge City project Kajiado, Kenya


Field investigations carried out in February 2017 for the VIA Water funded projects Sponge City (and ISGEAG), projects managed by RAIN Foundation and Acacia Water
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Date: 2017-11-01
Author: Harry Rolf
Contact: harryrolf@samsamwater.com
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VES soundings Kajiado Town


Technical Interpretation and inversion results of all available VES soundings in and near Kajiado Town up to date April 2017
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Date: 2017-11-01
Author: Harry Rolf
Contact: harryrolf@samsamwater.com
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