Electrical resistivity survey for groundwater investigation in Padalarang, West Java

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An electrical resistivity survey has been carried out in Padalarang, West Java, to investigate groundwater potential to solve the lack of clean water. The survey consists of three vertical electrical sounding (VES) and four electrical resistivity tomography (ERT) profiles in the study area. The data was processed using inversion method. Wells in the area is available to validate resistivity data. The result of VES shows a low resistivity value (2.82 - 11.72 ?m) at its fourth layer, which we expected to be a zone with high water content. ERTs result also revealed a low resistivity value (<10.1 ?m), approximately more than 60 m depth at ERT 3 and 4. We expect this low resistivity zone to have a groundwater potential. A low resistivity zone in the central part of the study area may yield a high groundwater potential. Our result could serve as a guide to engineers for planning on sitting boreholes either for domestic, agricultural, or industrial use.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012006
JournalIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 31 May 2022
Externally publishedYes
Event3rd International Conference on Geoscience and Earth Resources Engineering: Geosciences and Earth Resources Engineering for Sustainable Future, ICGERE 2021 - Bandung, Indonesia
Duration: 8 Dec 20219 Dec 2021


  • ERT
  • Padalarang
  • VES
  • groundwater potential
  • low resistivity zone


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