Polish Geological Institute – National Research Institute
The Polish Geological Institute (PGI) was founded on the 7th of May 1919 and it is the oldest Polish nation-wide scientific institution. It is involved in comprehensive studies of geological structure of the country for practical use in national economy and environmental protection. In addition to scientific activities in all fields of modern geology the Institute was entrusted with the tasks of the Polish Geological Survey and the Polish Hydrogeological Survey. Moreover, it is responsible for the country’s security in supply of mineral resources, the groundwater management, for monitoring of the geological environment and warning against natural hazards and risks.
The State Hydrogeological Service (PSH) carries out the tasks of the state in the field of recognition, balancing and protection of groundwater for the purpose of its rational use by society and the economy. The purpose of PSH is to ensure effective protection of groundwater intended mainly for consumption and to strive for the proper management of groundwater resources constituting the basis for supplying drinking water to over 70% of the Polish population.
Partner`s homepage: https://www.pgi.gov.pl/en/
People involved in project
Tatiana Solovey is a professor and EU-WATERRES Project Coordinator. She has obtained her habilitation from the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv in 2013 and three years later she became one of the youngest Associated Professors in the history of PGI-NRI. Professional experience in hydrology and remote sensing of wetlands and flooding. Tatiana has published nearly 50 articles and monographs and coordinated 4 international projects.
Rafał Janica is a hydrogeologist and expert in groundwater monitoring and dynamic modeling. Rafał is the author of over 300 documentation, projects, opinions, expert opinions, and maps. In EU-WATERRES project Rafał is responsible for harmonization of monitoring data and development of transboundary groundwater flow model in the Polish-Ukrainian border area.
Krzysztof Jóźwiak is a hydrogeologist and the Head of Department of Groundwater Recognition and Protection in PGI-NRI. Krzysztof obtained his PhD in 2004 from the University of Warsaw. He is the author of 70 articles. He is a co-author of 20 monographs and 13 maps. In EU-WATERRES project Krzysztof is a key expert in monitoring network development strategy.
Tomasz Gidziński is a hydrogeologist, an expert in groundwater monitoring. Tomasz is the author or co-author of several hundred hydrogeological reports, documentations, projects, opinions and expertise with experience in management of numerous international projects. In the EU-WATERRES project Tomasz Gidziński is responsible for development of groundwater monitoring program for the Polish-Ukrainian cross-border area.
Magdalena Nidental is a hydrogeologist and environmental geologist, an expert in groundwater assessment, hydrogeological cartography, groundwater vulnerability and water quality with over 15 years of experience in hydrogeological studies. She is the author and co-author of many hydrogeological maps and data basis, projects, documentation also with experience of international projects. In the EU-WATERRES project Magdalena is responsible for preparation of numeric model input data and creation of hydrogeological maps description.
Agnieszka Piasecka is a hydrogeologist, an expert in groundwater assessment and hydrogeological cartography. Over 10 years of experience in hydrogeological studies. She is the author and co-author of many hydrogeological projects, documentation and maps with experience of international projects. In the EU-WATERRES project Agnieszka is responsible for preparation of numeric model input data and creation of hydrogeological maps description.
Urszula Czarniecka-Januszczyk has graduated from Lund University in Sweden and Warsaw University. For the past 15 years she has been engaged in various projects such as the designation of GWBs, data analysis and their statistical processing, as well as dissemination of the prognosis of groundwater level changes. Most recently, Urszula has been involved in implementation of international projects. In EU-WATERRES project Urszula is a Communication Manager of the Polish team.
State Enterprise “Ukrainian Geological Company”
Ukrainian Geological Company is the leading enterprise in the field of geology which deals with accomplishment of geological exploration works. “UGC” has a 100-year establishment history of Ukraine’s mineral raw materials base.
We carry out geological and hydrogeological projects of any complexity at the highest professional level by the virtue of our values and principles.
UGC has a considerable database of unique geological information – reports, maps, deposit inventories, databases, geological museum of collecting material
Full range of hydrogeological works includes studying and mapping of hydrogeological, engineering-geological, ecological, and geological conditions, modern geological and man-induced processes, study of groundwater regime and exogenous geological processes, production storage assessment of drinking, service, mineral ground waters, project development and drilling of production wells to get water.
The SE “UGC” has the opportunity not only to drill exploratory wells, but also conduct analytical, hydro-geological studies, perform calculations and approval (or testing) of reserves in State Commission of Ukraine on Mineral Resources (USCMR).
The Central Laboratory is the only integrated laboratory in the geological branch of Ukraine, which performs a full range of mineral raw materials research
We accomplish geological prospecting works according to state order as well as custom-made (business) order.
Home page https://ukrgeol.com/en/
People involved in project
Volodymyr Klos is a Project Manager of the EU-WATERRES project at UGC. He is a PhD in Geological Sciences within the specialty of “Geochemistry”. His main area of interests in hydrogeology is water chemistry (heavy metals). He has participated and managed various international projects (GEMAS, geochemistry of mineral bottled water in Europe, ICI-GIMI-Ukrainian-Finnish project, SIMONA-DTP project).
Leonid Turuchko is the head of the Rivne branch of the SE “UGC”. Since 1977 he has been exploring groundwater and mineral waters. He is a developer and editor of published hydrogeological maps. In the project he is an expert on hydrogeology and water monitoring of Volyn region.
Yurii Kharchyshyn is a chief geologist of the Rivne branch of the SE “UGC”. He has the skills to conduct geological-ecological, geological-forecasting, geological-geochemical, as well as depth geological mapping. In the EU-WATERRES project, he is a GIS- specialist at UGC.
Svitlana Klos graduated from Kyiv National University, Faculty of Geology with a degree in hydrogeology. She is a geochemist at the Ukrainian Research and Production Center for Geochemical Research. Participated in international projects GEMAS, SIMONA.
Hryhorii Akinfiiev is a specialist in GIS- technologies and data analysis. He has experience in international projects SIMONA and GEMAS. In the EU-WATERRES framework he acts in financial and economic issues at the UGC.
Hanna Kolos is a geochemist at Ukrainian Research and Production Center for Geochemical Research SE UGC. Her main areas of interests in hydrogeology are water chemistry. She has participated national and international projects (SIMONA). She is also responsible for UGC communication in the project.
Geological Survey of Estonia
The Geological Survey of Estonia (GSE) is a state agency responsible the activities in geology and hydrogeology in Estonia and operates under the governance of Minister of Economy. GSE assembles the geology, hydrogeology and environmental expertise in one place and its main aim is to provide the high-quality information to other state agencies, local authorities and businesses for environmental research, the planning processes and the management of mineral resources in Estonia.
The main activities and competencies of the Geological Survey of Estonia are in following fields of geological mapping; marine geological surveys, mineral resources surveys, hydrogeology and geophysical research, and environmental research. GSE is also responsible for compiling, updating and management of geology, hydrogeology databases, the storage of drill cores and rock samples and it conducts the seismic, groundwater, and seacoast surveillance.
Partner homepage: www.egt.ee/en
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Institute of Geology and Geochemistry of Combustible Minerals of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
The Institute of Geology and Geochemistry of Combustible Minerals, founded in 1951, is a non-profit state institution that is part of the Department of Earth Sciences of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.
The scientific activity of the Institute covers a wide range of geological sciences: the theory of oil and gas formation and formation of deposits and deposits of oil and gas, thermobarogeochemistry, paleoceanography, geochemistry, hydrogeology, geoecology and development of scientific principles of energy efficient geotechnologies.
The Laboratory of Geoecology Problems is one of the 9 divisions of the Institute and has extensive experience and significant results in studying the aquifers of oil and gas fields in Ukraine. The research group of the Laboratory provides consultations to public and private institutions on the conditions of formation, migration of groundwater, hydrogeological modeling of aquifers, study of the impact of anthropogenic factors and assessment of drinking water quality. The objects of study were also the surface waters of the Western Bug, Dniester and San rivers with their tributaries. The laboratory has license to conduct research on groundwater and soils by chemical and spectral methods.
Partner homepage: http://iggcm.org.ua/en/home/
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Andriy Poberezhskyy (PhD) is a Project Manager in the EU-WATERRES project from IGGCM. He is the Deputy Director for Research, Head of Department of Geology and Geochemistry of Solid Combustible Minerals of IGGMC. His main areas of research are: the theory of coal forming, studies of regularities of forming and distribution of coal-bearing series, problems of forming and location of methane-coal fields, geochemistry, problems of environmental protection.
Oksana Stupka (PhD) is a Communication Officer in the EU-WATERRES project from the IGGCM and the Senior Researcher. Her main areas of research are: geochemistry, magmatism, geological and geochemical criteria for the formation of oil and gas fields, problems of environmental protection.
Halyna Medvid is a Senior Researcher, PhD in Geology and the Acting head of the Laboratory of Geoecology Problems. Her main research areas are: regional hydrogeology oil-gas provinces, geochemical features of groundwater aquifers, hydrogeological criteria of formation and localization of oil and gas deposits, problems of environmental protection.
Vasyl Harasymchuk is a Senior Researcher and PhD in Geology. His main research areas are: regional hydrogeology, oil and gas hydrogeology, protection of hydrosphere. Vasyl`s field skills include drilling of water wells, well testing and water sampling.
Olga Teleguz, PhD in Geography (Candidate of sciences). Her main areas of research are: problems of environmental protection (natural waters and soils), the nature and aspects of formation of groundwaters deposits, mapping and modeling of aquifers using GIS.
Subsidiary enterprise “Zakhidukrgeologiya” of the National Joint-Stock Company “Nadra Ukrainy” is a leading geological exploration enterprise in western Ukraine. It performs all types of geological exploration works for all kinds of mineral resources, regional geological, hydrogeological and geological-ecological studies.
The area of activity of the enterprise is Lviv, Ternopil, Ivano-Frankivsk, Zakarpattia, Chernivtsi regions of Ukraine.
The enterprise includes the Lviv Geological Exploration Expedition, which specializes in works on hydrogeology, geological and hydrogeological mapping, geology of solid minerals. During this period a huge amount of geological information has been accumulated, which is stored in the enterprise’s funds.
Subdivisions of the enterprise perform work on making legends for hydrogeological maps, creating of hydrogeological maps, prospecting and exploration of groundwater fields, drilling wells for water supply, estimate of groundwater reserves.
The enterprise performs regime observations at reference landfills on the levels and quality of groundwater, inspections of water intakes of centralized water supply, single wells, man-made objects, hydro-technical constructions, laboratory studies of water samples for complete chemical and spectral analyses at water intakes.
The enterprise has a certified laboratory, which performs chemical and radiological analyses, spectral analyses of the dry residue.
The geological fund of the enterprise has accumulated a large amount of geological and hydrogeological information.
People involved in project
Dmytro Panov is EU-WATERRES project coordinator and manager at SE “Zahidukrgeologiya”, carries out and provides administrative communication between project participants from the Polish-Ukrainian side.
Chief geologist of SE “Zahidukrgeologiya”. He graduated from Lviv National University, has extensive experience in geological mapping, exploration, and implementation of new technologies.
Geologist, specialist in usage of GIS technologies. Has experience in creation of vector graphics and databases for geological and hydrogeological works, was involved in the international project “Geomap-200” to develop an interactive geological map of Ukraine
Natalia Pavliuk is a an experienced specialist-hydrogeologist in groundwater monitoring in the western regions of Ukraine (field surveys of observation posts and wells, analysis of water chemical composition, inspection of water intakes and groundwater pollutants). Works with implementation of WFD (2000/60/EC).
Svitlana Sokorenko provides supervision and methodological management of the quality of work in due time in the project EU-WATERRES. Chief Hydrogeologist of SE “Zakhidukrgeologiya”. Ms Sokorenko has high qualification and experience in hydrogeological works on groundwater monitoring and State accounting of water use.
Tetyana Ryvak is qualified specialist in data processing from state accounting and state water cadastre of groundwater. Ms Ryvak graduated from the Dnepropetrovsk Mining Institute in 1981 with a degree in “Hydrogeology and Engineering Geology”. She is an experienced specialist in conducting groundwater monitoring of the Lviv region.
Qualified specialist in the field of geology, hydrogeology and the use of GIS technologies.
Zoriana Liakh is leading hydrogeologist of SE “Zahidukrgeologiya”. He has experience in creating vector graphics and databases for geological and hydrogeological works
Latvian Environment, Geology and Meteorology Centre
Latvian Environment Geology and Meteorology Centre (LEGMC) is a State limited Liability Company whose task is to collect, maintain, provide and communicate national wide information on the environment – air, water and Earth resources. Main tasks of LEGMC are development of environmental monitoring system, environmental laboratory testing, environmental quality and weather forecast reporting and supervision of subsoil resources. LEGMC performs executive functions in Latvia in implementation of international conventions and directives related to meteorology, hydrology and environment, and represents Latvia in various international consortiums (e.g. EUMETNET, EurogeoSurvey, EEA, EUMETSAT, WMO, ECHA).
Main activities of LEGMC in field of hydrogeology are (1) development of national groundwater monitoring programme according to European water policy needs (WFD, Groundwater Directive, Nitrates directive) and reporting to European Commission; (2) preparation of national and international groundwater status assessment reports; (3) maintenance of national hydrogeological databases and supervision of groundwater resources.
Partner homepage: https://videscentrs.lvgmc.lv/
People involved in project
Dāvis Borozdins, Hydrogeology specialist. Main experience in the field hydrogeology is national groundwater management, use of GIS tools, groundwater monitoring data reporting, according to EU water policy as well as the implementation of WFD. Has experience of various international projects.
Jekaterina Demidko, Hydrogeology specialist. Main experience in various national and international projects. Has long-term experience in water management, focusing on groundwater risk assessment and national monitoring program development in line with EU water policy needs.
Krišjānis Valters, Hydrogeology specialist. Main experience in the field of groundwater management at national level (development of the annual stock balance in groundwater well fields) and national groundwater monitoring data reporting, according to EU water policy requirements. Has participated on international projects related to groundwater management.
Ieva Bukovska, MSc Geology. Has experience of projects on geological mapping, climate and developing of an open-access database. Specialized in the calculation and acceptance of the stocks of mineral resources, sustainable use of resources.
University of Latvia
The University of Latvia (UL) was founded in 1919 and currently, with its more than 15 000 students, 13 faculties and around 20 research institutes and independent study centres, is one of the largest comprehensive and leading research universities in the Baltics. UL offers more than 130 state accredited academic and professional study programmes and devotes great attention to development of international collaboration to promote its identity internationally and to strengthen the reputation of the University worldwide. UL is continuously developing — expanding horizons of academic work and scientific research by collaborating internationally, increasing the number of international study programmes, strengthening its cooperation with industrial partners.
One of the main objectives of the UL is to develop a world-class research centre, at the same time providing research-based and innovative studies in a wide spectrum of sciences. The knowledge and technologies created at the UL are highly acknowledged internationally. The newly built Academic Centre has become an excellent environment for research-based study process and multidisciplinary research opportunities.
People involved in project
Jānis Bikše is a project manager and researcher in the EU-WATERRES project from UL. He is on the way to his PhD in geology. The strengths are groundwater issues as well as data analysis and programming capabilities. Jānis has managed projects dealing with groundwater quality and implementation of WFD needs. Research interests are groundwater droughts and water quality.
Agnese Kukela is a project coordinator and researcher in the EU-WATERRES project. She has a large experience in EU funded international project implementation and coordination. Within the framework of the National Research Programme, supported by Latvian government, Agnese worked in close cooperation with five different research institutions and ensured the cooperation between scientists and the business sector, including major stakeholders directly benefiting from the results of the project.
Aija Dēliņa is a senior researcher in the EU-WATERRES project. She is a senior researcher at University of Latvia and has a PhD in Geology. Her main areas of expertise in hydrogeology are groundwater flow and resources investigations, groundwater flow modeling. She has participated in several national and international projects (e.g. ERAF, ESF, Life) related to groundwater and dependent ecosystem management.
Konrāds Popovs is a researcher in the EU-WATERRES project. He is a researcher and PhD candidate in Geology at University of Latvia, has an MSc in Geology. His main research disciplines are mathematical modeling and geoinformatics. He has solid skills in geology, hydrogeology, geostatistics and programming. He has been involved in various national and international projects related to hydrogeological modelling, geological mapping and geoinformatics.
Inga Retiķe is a Communication manager in EU-WATERRES project. She is a researcher and PhD candidate in Earth Sciences. Her main areas of expertise are water chemistry and implementation of EU water policy. She has participated and managed various international projects (Interreg, H2020, Life). Her broad interests are seawater intrusion, nitrates pollution, groundwater droughts, science-policy interaction, and citizens science.
Geological Survey of Norway
The Geological Survey of Norway (NGU) is a government agency under the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries. NGU actively contributes to the goal of using geological knowledge towards achieving an efficient and sustainable management of Norway’s natural resources and its environment. As a research-based government agency, NGU serves as the authority to provide information on geoscientific matters to other government agencies.
NGU’s mission is to collect, process and disseminate knowledge and information about the physical, chemical, and mineralogical properties of the country’s bedrock, surficial deposits, and ground water. NGU will endeavor to live up to its main motto, “Geology for Society”, and to give priority to their users’ need for:
- the production, operation and maintenance of national databases and maps of geological structural features, properties, and processes.
- geological and geochemical maps of Norway’s land and marine areas.
- applied research and advanced methods.
- advice and information
The main activities of NGU within geochemical and hydrogeological mapping are:
- the production, operation, and maintenance of the national well database,
- applied research into, and monitoring of, anthropogenic effects of groundwater in urban and agricultural areas,
- national geochemical baseline mapping of soil, water, bedrock etc.
Partner homepage: https://www.ngu.no/en
People involved in project
Belinda Flem is a senior researcher at NGU and holds a Phd in physical chemistry. She studies the interaction and processes that affect the circulation of the elements between the geosphere, biosphere, and hydrosphere. The purpose of her projects is usually to distinguish between elemental baseline concentrations and anthropogenic influence. She also works with risk assessment analysis.
Anna Seither is a researcher at the Geological Survey of Norway. She holds a MSc in geoecology, with specialization in hydrogeology. She works mainly with groundwater mapping and monitoring, groundwater chemistry as well as the professional development of the National Groundwater database.
Guri Venvik is a researcher working at NGU. She holds a Ph.D. in applied structural geology, specialising in groundwater flow in bedrock. Her working experience is within multiple fields all from large scale rockslides, tunnelling with a focus on water leakage and feasibility studies, mapping of radon hazard, and presently sustainable urban geology and the urban water cycle.
Malin Andersson is a researcher at NGU. She holds two MSc’s, one in bedrock geology and one in Environmental Protection and Management as well as a PhD in urban geochemistry. She works mainly with projects within regional geochemical mapping with economical resources in mind, acid sulfate soils, background geochemical and geochemistry within urban environments.
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