Water resources

Water resources


Asiaq has long experience in and knowledge of water resources in a broad sense in Greenland.  

We may help you uncover your requirements for hydrological data, perform surveying in the field and analyse the collected data regardless of whether your project concerns assessment of the mean water level in a future harbour, environmental review of a mining project or establishment of a hydroelectric power station.  

We have long continuous time series of hydrological measurement data from all over Greenland in our archive. You are welcome to contact us to hear if we already have data from the area you are interested in.  

We have great local knowledge from all over Greenland which will be of benefit to you or your business, e.g. when erecting a new hydrological station. Asiaq has long experience in clarifying the amount of water available at a location, e.g. for the purpose of water supply or water power. 

The volume of the water resource is assessed by means of automatic hydrological measuring stations and flow measurements. We have long experience in erection and operation of hydrological stations, just as we are experts within the fields of quality assurance, reporting and analyses of hydrological data. 

We have equipment that can measure under all conditions both in small streams and in large rivers. In many places in Greenland, a large part of the water resource is melt water from local glaciers or the inland ice. Asiaq may help measuring the movement of the ice or the mass balance of the glacier. 

Maps of catchment areas and protection zones of all the present lakes with drinking water in Greenland. Asiaq's hydrologists have long experience and expertise in the assessment of boundaries for catchment areas and protection zones and may therefore assist in the fixing of these.  

If you require the exact tide conditions of a location, Asiaq may help with the erection of equipment to measure the tide.  


·         Supply of historic hydrological data 

·         Analyses of historic hydrological data 

·         Clarification of needs in connection with erection of new stations 

·         Construction, erection and operation of hydrological measuring stations  

·         Quality assurance and reporting of data from hydrological measuring stations 

·         Flow measurements  

·         Preparation of Q/h relations  

·         Assessment of the volume of the water resources 

·         Preparation of maps of catchment areas and protection zones 

·         Tide measuring 

·         Assessment of the mean water level at a given location with tide 

·         Glacier monitoring 

For additional information, please contactDorthe Petersen