The pressure on the world's freshwater resources is always increasing, with population growth, rising per-capita water consumption, pollution, and environmental degradation all contributing to ever-greater problems of availability and distribution. Competition for scarce water resources leads to transboundary disputes on a range of scales. Water resources studies can no longer be confined to hydrological science; they must consider the social, economic, and even political dimensions.
The key to sustainable development of water resources lies in developing a thorough understanding of their variability and availability, taking an integrated approach to their development and management, and ensuring the participation of stakeholders at all stages of the project. Schlumberger Water Services is dedicated to providing a comprehensive service to our clients and covering all aspects of the evaluation, development, and management of water resources, from individual abstractions to entire basins.