Optimization of a Groundwater Well Monitoring Network

by Fethi Ben Jemaa, Univ of California, United States,
Miguel A. Mariño, Univ of California, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Optimizing the Resources for Water Management


An optimization model is presented for the design of a well monitoring network for groundwater quality and quantity parameters. The model utilizes a geostatistical procedure to estimate the optimal sampling locations. Kriging is used in an inverse problem, assuming a minimum variance of estimation to find the monitoring sites. The optimal sampling locations are selected from all possible sites using a tree search procedure.

Subject Headings: Optimization models | Wells (water) | Groundwater | Water pollution | Water quality | Groundwater quality | Water sampling | Kriging

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