central government, public works, research
Previous Experience relevant for INSPIRE development:
Priority activities include the establishment and further development of the 3D geological framework of Hungary, which is a system of digital geological maps of entire Hungary, linked to various borehole databases (from shallow to deep) and other thematic databases (hydrogeological, environmental geological, agrogeological, geochemical, geotechnical, etc.).
Contributing to the implementation of the Water Framework Directive, MÁFI is uniquely placed to survey groundwater resources of Hungary. We perform the geological and hydrogeological characterization of groundwater bodies (GWB) of the whole country with a special respect to transboundary aquifers. We explore effects of human and/or natural impacts on the water cycle: changes in recharge, discharge and groundwater flow systems. We also assess groundwater quality, effects of pollutions, threats to human health, such as high concentration of arsenic and other potentially toxic elements. MÁFI maintains and operates a national groundwater monitoring system composed of 180 wells. The regional groundwater models depict spatial and temporal changes in groundwater flow systems and deeper hydrothermal systems, too. These models provide essential information for sustainable water management.
Environmental application domains: