Methodology for Provincial Hydrogeological Mapping in Afghanistan

Methods for Faryab by David Banks

The draft will be further discussed and revised in close consultation with specialists participating in the project and finalized as a proposed method before the end of the project as a key project output.

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Methodology, Data Sources and processing ..Date: v1.0, 17th July 2012

Part 1


  1. Objective
  2. What is a hydrogeological map
  3. A plea for open data
  4. Sources of Background Mapping data
  5. Literature review
  6. Soviet Sources of Hydrogeological Data
  7. Existing sources of Point Data
  8. Remote Sensing
  9. New Field Surveys
  10. Design Standardization and Quality Control
  11. Data Presentation

Appendix A: A guide a a Standard Legend

Field Survey Methodology Statements
.Date: v1.0, 17th July 2012
Part 2


  1. Objective
  2. Rapid Well/Spring Survey
  3. Precipitation Survey
  4. River Profile Survey
  5. Soil Salinity Survey
  6. Water Sampling Methodology
  7. Soil Extraction/ Analysis Methodology
  8. Site Specific Geophysical and Drilling investigations
  9. Water Features Survey Report