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SCOPE OF THE WORK:
The consultant should carry out detail hydro-geophysical survey of various sites in Dhahar town and surrounding areas. The Consultant is expected to use both secondary and primary data in the exercise, secondary data will involve desk study of available information/data on existing boreholes, drilling logs, water quality analyses results, reports and maps while primary data will be obtained by carrying out hydro-geophysical measurements within the study area using the necessary hydro-geological surveying equipment, the new ABEM Terrameter SAS 1000, which distinguishes between clays and fresh water by use of Induced Polarization (IP) measurements is recommended for this assignment.
The scope of works includes:
The outcome of the consultancy will be a detailed hydro-geological survey report giving details of the findings and recommendations.
SURVEY METHODOLOGY AND APPROACHES:
The hydro-geological/geophysical investigations will be carried out in a multi-step approach:
At least three to five borehole drilling sites shall be sited with the aid of combined a hydro-geological, geophysical and water quality survey. Prior to the field investigations, a desk study shall be made of the available relevant information on hydrogeology, climate, existing water sources, drilling records and other sources for the proposed area.
The field investigations MUST be undertaken by a senior hydro-geologist, who will be responsible for planning, execution and interpretation of all geophysical data, reporting and selection of the most suitable site for drilling.
The site for selected development shall be marked with a concrete marker, shown in a picture plate and indicated on a sketch map to be included in the final report. Moreover, the approximate areal distance of three prioritized sites should be provided.
The final report to be submitted to UNICEF will be a comprehensive account of the whole of the Consultancy; it will review the existing literature and other relevant information, such as drilling logs, satellite images, etc. The report shall include all field data, interpretations and justifications, hydro-geological evaluations, conclusions and recommendations relating to the investigated area. In addition, appropriate maps, diagrams and data plots shall be presented. Of considerable importance will be an objective assessment of the applicability and success of the methods applied. The outline table of contents of the final report will be as follows:
The report also includes maps, diagrams, tables and appendices as appropriate. Recommendations will be given on the most suitable sites for borehole drilling, the required depth, water quality, design and installation details, and other relevant aspects. Based on the available hydro-geological and geophysical data, an assessment of the anticipated chances of success shall be made for each individual site.
The hydro-geological report will give a detailed map delineating the investigated area, geology, aquifer properties (where known), location of measurements, and recommended drilling site. In addition, pictures taken during the actual field activity shall be included in the report. All geophysical data, including its interpretation will be produced as an appendix to the final report.
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The tools and methodologies outlined in the following sections will be employed by the consultant to carry out the studies as per the Terms of Reference.
At the end of the investigations, the following outputs will be provided by the Consultant:
1st Instalment - 50% of the cost after completion of desk review, field survey and submission of draft hydrogeological and geophysical survey
2nd Instalment- 50% after Final Report including details of selected drilling sites as indicated in the ToR and certification by UNICEF WASH Chief/WASH Manager.
The Consultant is required to provide the following:
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