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Hydrogeological research

In addition to standard hydrogeological mapping, to understand hydrogeological relationships, occurrence and rejuvenation of groundwater one needs to perfom groundwater monitoring, determination of physical and chemical composition of groundwater, and also groundwater tracing. Measurements are carried out using modern equipment, groundwater samples are analyzed in the Department’s hydrochemical laboratory, and the acquired data are processed using contemporary methods. Speleological research has an important role in studying the karst regions, and for many years it has been a significant segment of complex geological, hydrogeological and engineering-geological studies. Hydrogeological mapping, rapidly developing since the middle of the 20th century, has an important role in the presentation of research results.
The activity of hydrogeologists is focused on research that represents a part of the project “Basic Hydrogeological Map of the Republic of Croatia”. In addition, they also work on various contract projects for independent clients.

Contract projects for independent clients

Some of the projects carried out in the past several years::

  • Hydrogeological research of the catchment area of the spring Kristal in Opatija
  • Hydrogeological research for the regional water supply system of Moslavačka Posavina
  • Hydrogeological research in the catchment area of the Koreničko vrelo spring
  • Hydrogeological research in the catchment area of the Baške Oštarije spring
  • Hydrogeological research in the are of the pumping station Pašino verlo in Kostajnica
  • Hydrogeological research in the area of Čara on the Korčula Island
  • Hydrogeological research on the Papuk Mt.
  • Characterization of the groundwater bodies according to the European Water Framwork Directive,
  • Expert report on protection zones of the catchments areas of “Velika and Mala Reka” – Sv. Ivan Zelina, Ivanščica and Ravna gora, Ljuta spring in Konavle, Vratno well near Križevci, Lička Jasenica spring and the catchment area of Miljacka
  • Hydrogeological research in the area of Lika and Gacka rivers
  • Hydrogeological Map of the Zagreb County
  • Hydrogeological research in the area of Daruvar
  • Hydrogeological research in the area of the regional water supply of Eastern Slavonia at the pump site in Sikirevci
  • Hydrogeological research at Osijek Vojakovački (Kalnik area)
  • Geothermal properties and geothermal energy exploitation perspectives in the area of the Lopar municipality – island of Rab
  • Engineering geological research on the Bisko-Šestanovac section of the Zagreb-Split-Dubrovnik highway
  • Engineering geological research on the Šestanovac-Zagvozd section of the Zagreb-Split-Dubrovnik highway
  • Engineering geological research on the Zagvozd-Ravča section of the Zagreb-Split-Dubrovnik highway
  • Engineering geological research on the Ravča-Ploče section of the Zagreb-Split-Dubrovnik highway
  • Engineering geological research on the Senj-Žuta Lokva section of the Adriatic Highway
  • Engineering geological research at the mainland and Pelješac Peninsula access roads to the future site of the bridge
  • Detailed Engineering Geological Map of the Podsljeme urbanized zone – phase 1
  • Hydrogeological and engineering geological study of the environmental impact of the Kralovac-Krasica section of the Zagreb-Rijeka railroad
  • Hydrogeological and engineering geological study of the environmental impact of the Ravča-Ploče section in the Šestanovac-Ploče sector of the Adriatic Highway
  • Engineering geological research on the Zagreb-Rijeka railroad
  • Report on engineering geological measurements and identification of unstable blocks along the influential area of the “Brzet” tunnel near Omiš
  • Engineering geological and hydrogeological research on defining a new mineral resources exploitation field necessary as cement raw material in the Sv. Jure and Sv. Kajo quarries above the Kaštel Bay