system for groundwater monitoring

Type of Project: Internship project.
Starting date: preferably between May and June 2023.
Duration: 4 – 6 months

Location: Wetsus – European Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Water Technology (Leeuwarden, Netherlands)

Project background:

Groundwater (GW) is a critical resource for water supply for people and nature, and it should remain resilient and healthy in the face of global and climate change. Therefore, groundwater physical and chemical parameters must be monitored regularly in order to investigate subsurface processes and determine the environmental impact of groundwater use.

NINFA is a Horizon Europe 2022 Research and Innovation project that aims to develop innovative groundwater monitoring systems to prevent groundwater pollution. Wetsus aims to develop a cost-effective monitoring approach as part of the NINFA project, based on the integration of current commercial sensors and the optical fiber sensor that Wetsus is currently developing. The candidate will design and test a multi-device sensor by combining various sensors for the following parameters (flow, temperature, pH, redox potential and nitrate).  The device will be used to monitor the quality of pumped water from the Campo de Cartagena aquifer in Spain.


  • Student with a background in Hydrology/Chemical/Environmental engineering or similar.
  • Enrolment at European university. For non-EU citizens, enrolment at a Dutch university is required.
  • Practical laboratory experience and analytical work.
  • Highly motivated, enthusiastic, and independent thinker who enjoys working in a team.
  • A good command of the English language is required.



  • Build a multi-sensor device
  • Calibrate the sensors
  • Test the system using a laboratory set-up
  • Interaction and collaboration within a dynamic multidisciplinary and multinational research team.
  • Data analysis and reporting

Your benefits:
–     Possible allowance of €200, – to €400, – a month.
–     International work environment.
–     Hands-on research experience.
–     Contribution to the field of groundwater monitoring technology.
–     Participating in NINFA, a large EU project in collaboration with industry and academia.


Please upload your CV (max. 2 pages) and motivation letter (max. 1 page) via the application form provided. Do not hesitate to contact Ahmed Mahmoud ( if you have any further questions or you need more information.

This work is performed in the framework of the NINFA project (Taking action to prevent and mitigate pollution of groundwater bodies). The project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No. 101081865.

Application form: Multi-sensor system for groundwater monitoring

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