Research Centre of Hydrogeophysics and Geothermy is the unit of M. Nodia Institute of Geophysics, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University. The center is focused on implementation of thematic studies and the permanent improvement of experience. Also, the Center is oriented to deliver the existing knowledge to the young generation.
Georgia has an abundance of water recourses; their exploring and sustainable using is extremely important for the country. Unfortunately, nowadays, both - surface and groundwater recourses experience the significant changes under the ongoing anthropogenic and natural (including climatic) processes. As a result we observe the decrease in the quality and quantity of water resources.
The only way for better management of water resources is detail hydrogeological study of the processes using modern research methods, namely geophysical/geochemical prospecting, monitoring, spatio-temporal modeling of environmental processes. This allow assessing the groundwater resources (including thermal) and finding the environmentally friendly and sustainable regime of exploitation, studying toxic and radioactive contamination of waters and its impact on human health, monitoring hydrogeological, geodynamical/seismic processes and assess the environmental situation.
To get the final product a complex of serious studies using digital modeling specialized programs needs to be conducted, namely:
The research activities:
- Search, prospecting and assessment of the groundwater resources (including drinking, mineral and thermal) and finding the environmentally friendly and sustainable regime of exploitation;
- Water toxic and radioactive contamination studies and its impact on human health;
- Hydrodynamic, hydrochemical and thermal monitoring of Hydrosphere in order to observe the geodynamical (including seismic) processes and control the ecological condition of environment.