GTK aims to develop know-how and R&I project activities related to hydrogeology. The focus areas of research and surveys include groundwater/surface water interactions, groundwater geochemistry, and hydrogeological monitoring and modelling of different natural, infrastructural and industrial environments. In Finland, groundwater resource management is particularly related to the geological conditions of shallow aquifers typical of glaciated terrains in crystalline rock platforms. The goal of the research and surveys is to create new innovations and customer-oriented applications for cities and municipalities.