Groundwater impact assessment
Groundwater impact assessment

What is a Ground Water Impact Assessment Report?

  1. Groundwater Impact Assessment Report (IAR) is a detailed study of the hydrogeological conditions of an area.
  2. It includes studies of the rocks, aquifers, alluvium, soil type, water level, land use, geophysics, and resistivity.
  3. IARs are conducted in safe areas, as well as critical, semi-critical, and over-exploited areas.
  4. Hydrogeological studies determine the groundwater potential of a particular area by drilling boreholes to meet the demand for domestic, industrial, and other purposes.
  5. IARs also cover the testing and assessment of groundwater flow, chemical properties, and particle movement.
  6. Groundwater Impact Assessment Report (IAR) places a strong emphasis on the judicial and sustainable management of groundwater resources.
  7. In other words, an IAR is a comprehensive study of the groundwater resources in an area.
  8. It is used to assess the potential for groundwater extraction and to develop sustainable management strategies.
  9. IARs are important because they help to ensure that groundwater is used wisely and sustainably.
  10. This is especially important in areas where groundwater is over-extracted or where there is a risk of groundwater pollution
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What is the Purpose of requiring a groundwater impact Assessment Survey?

  1. The primary purpose of submitting Impact Assessment Reports is to evaluate the environmental impact on groundwater due to existing or proposed projects.
  2. By assessing these impacts, it becomes easier to draft effective mitigation measures. 
  3. Additionally, uncontrolled industrialization, population growth, and overuse of groundwater by industries have led to the depletion of this natural resource.
  4. This has resulted in many areas transitioning from safe zones to semi-critical and critical zones. 
  5. It is crucial to assess the negative impacts and anticipate mitigation measures to be applied by domestic and industrial users to reduce pressure on the groundwater aquifer.

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Who is required to submit a Hydrogeological Report to the Central Ground Water Authority?

According to the Central Ground Water Authority Guidelines 2020, any project, industrial unit, or establishment that intends to draw groundwater 100 KLD or more than 100 cubic meters per day in Over-exploited, Critical, and Semi-critical areas is required to submit a mandatory impact assessment report. This report should cover the groundwater aquifer or regime, as well as the socio-economic impacts.

What are the criteria for preparing and submitting an IAR (Impact Assessment Report) for industrial and infrastructure projects?

If an industry falls within the OCS areas (Overexploited, Semi-Critical, and Critical) and its water requirement exceeds 100 KLD, it must prepare and submit an Impact Assessment Report to Central Ground Water Authority.
If the project or industry is located in a hard rock geological area and requires more than 500 KLD water, an IAR (Impact Assessment Report) with Groundwater modeling needs to be submitted.
On the other hand, if the project is located in a soft rock geological area, the requirement for IAR is 1000 KLD.
If your industry falls under the Safe areas category, you need to submit this report with Groundwater modeling if your water requirement exceeds 500 KLD in hard rock or 2000 KLD in Soft rock area.