Regulating groundwater levels in Schönebeck

Evaluating possible measures of regulating groundwater levels in Schönebeck.

When changes to a city’s drinking water supply are made without regard for possible repercussions, it can have widespread, negative impacts on the entire urban area. However, with knowledgeable groundwater management and regulation measures, it is possible to prevent many subsequent and unsuitable issues such as flooding and degradation of water quality. The town of Schönebeck in Germany experienced various challenges with regard to their groundwater, including increasing water levels, causing water logging and urban flooding. DHI-WASY was contracted by University of Applied Sciences Magdeburg-Stendal to find the best possible measure of regulating groundwater levels. Using detailed analyses, they found dewatering wells to be the best possible solution to the town’s challenges.