GROUND WATER Consulting Ltd.

Konzultačná skupina PODZEMNÁ VODA, spol. s r. o.


GROUND WATER Consulting, Ltd. is a small private company offering specialised hydrogeological services, groundwater and surface water studies, planning, management and development of water resources, numerical modelling and water related monitoring and environmental research and impact assessment (SEA, EIA). As supplementary activities the company also performs lecturing, publishing, and the development of specialised software, databases and GIS. The company was established in 1993 as a transformation of a special team of experts who had originally been set up at Comenius University in Bratislava, Faculty of Natural Sciences. Since its establishment, GROUND WATER has conducted numerous site investigations and service activities:   

  • Proposal, coordination and evaluation of comprehensive environmental monitoring concerning the territory affected by the various human activities, interpretation of surface water and ground water quantity and quality monitoring, monitoring of soil moisture, monitoring of environmental impacts, including forest and biota. Development and maintenance of database and GIS system (Project PHARE EC/WAT/1, Danubian Lowland-Ground Water Model (1992-1995, project management), Joint Slovak-Hungarian monitoring (annual evaluation since 1995)).

  • Numerical three-dimensional and two-dimensional modelling of ground water flow and quality processes, including modelling in vertical cross-section and pumping test modelling (Slovakia, Malaysia, Yemen, Denmark, and Germany). Proposal and evaluation of water management scenarios, proposal of methods and operational measures, determination of hygienic protection zones, study of geochemical processes during bank filtration, including processes of colmatation, assessment of environmental risks. Surface water flow modelling, proposal of hydraulic guiding structures.

  • Proposal and realization of hydrogeological investigation, design of pumping and monitoring wells, drilling, sampling and field measurements (Slovakia, Malaysia, Yemen).

  • Geological, engineering-geological and hydrogeological interpretation, derivation of aquifer hydraulic parameters, evaluation of geological factors.

  • Proposal, realization and interpretation of pumping tests, pumping test modelling in complicated alluvial geological conditions (Slovakia, Yemen, Denmark, Germany and Malaysia).

  • Elaboration of methods of ground water survey, ground water hydraulics and modelling (Publications: “Ground water – methods of research and survey”, “Ground water hydraulics”).

  • Surface water and ground water survey in arid zone, estimation of recharge, exploitation and overexploitation of ground water resources (Yemen, Mexico, publication: “Hydrogeology of arid regions”).


Prestigious governmental orders form the important part of GROUND WATER's projects. The company provides professional consulting services for the Plenipotentiary of the Slovak Republic for the construction and operation of the Gabèíkovo-Nagymaros hydropower scheme, for the Slovak Ministry of Environment, for the Slovak Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and other investment and construction organisations. Company experts have delivered specialised expert services and studies for the needs of the International Court of Justice in The Hague, in the case concerning the Gabčíkovo-Nagymaros Project. At present they provide expert services in the negotiations with the Hungarian side concerning the implementation of the judgement of the International Court of Justice. The company is co-ordinating and evaluating the comprehensive environmental monitoring that is part of the Agreement between the Government of the Slovak Republic and the Government of Hungary, signed in 1995.