In February 2020, Ruden Water was participating at the 20th African Water Association international congress - AfWA, in Kampala, Uganda, presenting "Bridging oil and water sectors: Search Model for deep aquifers along passive margins".
With the participation of more than 3000 industry representatives and experts, the biggest water congress in Africa, it was the perfect venue to introduce our methodology for deep groundwater identification based on oil data interpretation to the African and international water community.
In the category of groundwater management, CDM Smith presented "Exploration and Hydrogeological assessment of a deep aquifer system in coastal Tanzania". A discovery made in cooperation with Ruden Water through the implementation of the Search Model.
The Somalia Water and Land Information Management project was also present at the congress. FAO-SWALIM is currently supporting Ruden AS with data and its expertise in identifying and assessing deep aquifer systems in Somalia.
In a sector, highly dominated by traditional approaches and water sanitation programs, the Ruden´s Search Model emerges as an innovative solution that can have a major impact on the world´s water scarcity.