The increasing demand for freshwater supply in the Philippines forces unsustainable extraction and unintentional contamination of the groundwater reserves. It is thus imperative that the groundwater sources be monitored for water level and quality. The Philippines has groundwater monitoring wells strategically installed in locations identified as critical areas. Accessibility of location and high cost of provisions and logistics prevent proper maintenance and continuous monitoring of these groundwater wells. This project addresses these by deploying a remote real-time groundwater level and quality sensor systems to over 26 sites all over the country.
The project is a collaboration between DOST-PCIEERD, National Water Resources Board (NWRB), British Geological Survey (BGS), and various local government units all over the country. The main objective of the project is the continuing operations of the systems and publications.
The system is capable of measuring water parameters e.g., depth, pH level, temperature, salinity, total dissolved solids, electroconductivity. The system is also designed to be energy self-sufficient thus it is equipped with its own power supply and a solar panel for energy generation. After gathering the data, the system sends data periodically to the cloud servers for data visualization on the website (admuwater.com). The project also provides enhanced models of regional groundwater dynamics, seasonal and long-term forecasts of groundwater levels, stakeholder-focused reports of flood and drought risk, and cascading hydrological and socio-economic impacts.
Published papers and related links
- Oppus, C.M., Guzman, M.A.L.G., Guico, M.L.C., Monje, J.C.N., Retirado, M.G.F., Kwong, J.C.T., Ngo, G.C., Domingo, A.J. Design of a Remote Real-Time Groundwater Level and Water Quality Monitoring System for the Philippine Groundwater Management Plan Project (2020) Advances in Science, Technology and Engineering Systems, 5 (6), pp. 1007-1012. Advances in Science, Technology and Engineering Systems Journal (ASTESJ): Design of a Remote Real-time Groundwater Level and Water Quality Monitoring System for the Philippine Groundwater Management Plan Project
- Oppus, C., Guzman, M.A.L., Monje, J.C., Guico, M.L., Ngo, G., Domingo, A., Kwong, J.C., Retirado, M.G. Software and data visualization platform for groundwater level and quality monitoring system (2021) Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 1803 (1), art. no. 012007, . Journal of Physics Conference Series: Software and data visualization platform for groundwater level and quality monitoring system
- Oppus, C., Guico, M.L., Monje, J.C., Domingo, M.A.L.G.A., Ngo, G., Retirado, M.G., Kwong, J.C. Remote and Real-time Sensor System for Groundwater Level and Quality (2020) 2nd IEEE Eurasia Conference on IOT, Communication and Engineering 2020, ECICE 2020, IEEE Eurasia Conference on IOT: Remote and Real-time Sensor System for Groundwater Level and Quality
- Portal to monitoring groundwater quality and quantity across the Philippines. admuwater.com