• Water Supply Ulaanbaatar

    Client: Investment Department of the city of Ulaanbaatar
    Project location: City and Region of Ulaanbaatar
    Project term: 6 months
    Project start: 11/2010


Feasibility Study Concerning the Utilisation of Ground Water in the Region of Ulaanbaatar


The city of Ulaanbaatar is the capital of Mongolia and also the centre of economy and administration.  The fast growing population, the booming economy and the associated increasing demand for water meet with the short water resources, due to the very dry climate. In many quarters of  the million-strong city the ground water level has decreased considerably in the last  20 years. In other places ground near strata water leaks to the surface and results in glaciation during the long and cold winters.

In connection with the existing master plan for the development of the city of Ulaanbaatar, GAUFF Engineering was charged with the elaboration of a feasibility study for the future utilisation of ground water.


Beside the utilisation of ground water as tap water while working on the project, there was also focus on the topic of flood protection and the river training of the Selbe river.  The objective was, to submit specific suggestions for building measures in the area of water management to the authorities of the city of Ulaanbaatar.  In this connection recommendations for a long-term continuation of the project have also been worked out.


Collection and analysis of topographic, geologic  and hydrologic data
Elaboration of groundwater- and rainfall discharge models
Construction of ground water measurement points
Water sampling and chemical analysis
3D-lasers scanning, differential GPS, terrestrial surveying
Implementation of a ground water data base (geo-information systems)
Recommendations for specific building measurements in the area of water management

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