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Hydrogeology and deep groundwater

Innovative exploration for groundwater

Ruden has over 40 years of experience with hydrogeology, both from projects in Norway and worldwide. Its roots lie in humanitarian water projects in Africa and other places in the world.


Currently they explore for deep groundwater in Somalia, funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Based on interpretation of oil and gas data, combined with traditional hydrogeological data, they are able to look way deeper than traditional water projects do. This concept, the Search Model, is proven in Tanzania, where the discovered Kimbiji aquifer holds enough fresh water to supply 2 million people in Dar Es Salaam.


The Search Model is developing further with the aim to institutionalize this concept and to be able to be applied in many more countries along passive margins worldwide.

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Ruden Water in the news

News

Aftenposten

'The unexpected oil change'

We are honoured by the feature in Aftenposten A-Magasinet last weekend about the Somalia water project and our team. It is motivating us even more when the importance of our work is recognized!

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The world´s greatest challenge

The world needs water now, more than ever. If we don’t act, by 2030, water scarcity will displace between 24 million and 700 million people. Now, more than ever, the world needs us. The world needs the oil industry to take action. Used in a new context, the legacy of earlier surveys for petroleum is shifting the boundaries for groundwater. No other industry is closer to equivalent in relevant competence, resources and capacity. The leap from oil to water is not far, but a new and comprehensive Marshall-plan is needed and will be an aid to self-help in the long term.

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Norwegian technologists and researchers aim to provide water to the entire population of Somalia

Ruden's collaboration with SINTEF is discussed in this article at Gemini.no, a platfrom about scientific news from the NTNU University and SINTEF, Norway's research institute.



Norske teknologer og forskere har et mal om a skaffe vann til hele somalias befolkning

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Ruden Water featured at Ekko at the Norwegian Radio NRK

Ruden water was featured in two episodes of Ekko, an item on the Norwegian radio. A link to the items (in Norwegian) is below:



17. september 2020 - Ekko - NRK Radio

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How 40 year old information from the oil industry secured water for 2 million people

More than 40 years ago, seismic profiles were shot in connection with oil exploration along the coast of Tanzania, partly funded by Norwegian assistance programs. No oil was discovered at that time, and the information was shelved. 40 years later we discovered the structures that made it possible to recommend drilling for water.

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3000 water industry representatives and experts meet at the biggest water congress in Africa

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".