aquifer recharge Articles

  • An Aquifer Recharge Success Story

    Idahoans work together to replenish the Eastern Snake River Plain Aquifer With so much bad news about depletion of global freshwater resources, often about crises that could have been prevented with forethought and preparation, it’s always good to hear a success story. And Idahoans can be proud of the 

  • Managed aquifer recharge with reclaimed water: approaches to a European guidance framework

    Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR) with reclaimed water plays a particular role in water stress mitigation, due to both the large potential benefits achieved in terms of sustainable water resources management as well as the complexity of the planning and implementation. This paper focuses on the role of policy in establishing water quality related legal frameworks that are crucial for MAR ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Project - Wickford Junction

    Wickford Junction sits atop a gravel aquifer recharge zone. A Walden SBR system was chosen to treat the wastewater flow from a proposed shopping center in order to remove contaminants prior to discharge to a disposal field. The shopping center was to be built in phases and the developer wanted the flexibility to incrementally add treatment capacity as additional store fronts were added. ...


    By Walden, Inc.

  • Managed Aquifer Recharge

    As water demand increases, recycled water can be used to maintain groundwater levels In recent years, groundwater stored in key aquifers has become rapidly depleted. This is due not only to demand, but also to technological advances — notably the introduction of the rotary drill in the 1880s and the submersible electric water pump in the 1960s — that have increased exploitation of

  • Tuning the performance of a natural treatment process using metagenomics for improved trace organic chemical attenuation

    By utilizing high-throughput sequencing and metagenomics, this study revealed how the microbial community characteristics including composition, diversity, as well as functional genes in managed aquifer recharge (MAR) systems can be tuned to enhance removal of trace organic chemicals of emerging concern (CECs). Increasing the humic content of the primary substrate resulted in higher microbial ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Water quality management of aquifer recharge using advanced tools

    Managed aquifer recharge (MAR) with recycled water or other alternative resources is one of the most rapidly growing techniques that is viewed as a necessity in water-short areas. In order to better control health and environmental effects of MAR, this paper presents two case studies demonstrating how to improve water quality, enable reliable tracing of injected water and better control and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Managed aquifer recharge: rediscovering nature as a leading edge technology

    Use of Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR) has rapidly increased in Australia, USA, and Europe in recent years as an efficient means of recycling stormwater or treated sewage effluent for non-potable and indirect potable reuse in urban and rural areas. Yet aquifers have been relied on knowingly for water storage and unwittingly for water treatment for millennia. Hence if ‘leading edge’ is defined as ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The principles of Natural Sequence Farming

    The paper outlines the four fundamental principles of Natural Sequence Farming (NSF). It explains historical changes in the Australian landscape affecting vegetation, drainage, and morphology, including the typical perched water flows. NSF management techniques are analysed as structural and non-structural and, in the opinion of the CSIRO Expert Panel, both produce manifold benefits in terms of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Riverbank filtration and managed aquifer recharge as alternative water supply technologies for India: strengths–weaknesses–opportunities–threats analysis

    As part of the Saph Pani project, a rapid assessment of a riverbank filtration site in Haridwar and data from literature on riverbank filtration and managed aquifer recharge in India are used for a strengths–weaknesses–opportunities–threats (SWOT) analysis based on environmental, social, institutional and economic aspects. Both technologies show a high potential for future ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Aquifer recharge for securing water resources: the experience in Llobregat river

    The Llobregat Delta Aquifer has historically been a strategic water supply resource to the Barcelona metropolitan area. The use of river water combined with the exploitation of groundwater resources during dry periods has enabled the demographic and economic growth of the Barcelona area during the last fifty years. The aquifer overexploitation has entailed the decrease of groundwater level and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • AquaNES: demonstrating synergies in combined natural and engineered processes for water treatment systems

    EU-project AquaNES pursues the concept of combined natural and engineered water treatment systems (cNES) as response to water management challenges. AquaNES,  with participation of microLAN, considers bank filtration (BF), managed aquifer recharge (MAR)/soil-aquifer treatment (SAT), constructed wetlands (CW) and plus engineered pre- and ...

  • Managed aquifer recharge: the widening gap between law and policy in India

    The past decade has witnessed discussions on various options to overcome groundwater depletion, such as rainwater harvesting (RWH) and ‘artificial recharge’ methods. This paper addresses law and policy issues relating to managed aquifer recharge (MAR). Based on an analysis of the National Water Policy of India and water polices and laws of the Indian states, a concrete case study, namely ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Aquifer recharge with reclaimed water: life-cycle assessment of hybrid concepts for non-potable reuse

    Aquifer recharge with reclaimed water is a promising means to store and supply on demand reclaimed water of high quality for further non-potable reuse. The reuse applications may include indirect agricultural or landscape irrigation, saltwater intrusion barriers, subsidence mitigation or aquifer replenishment. As an alternative to high-pressure or double-membrane systems, hybrid schemes ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Evolution of water recycling in Australian cities since 2003

    The prolonged Australian drought which commenced in 2002, and the agreement between Australia's Commonwealth and States/Territories governments to progress water reform through the National Water Initiative, has resulted in many new recycling projects in Australia's capital cities. Dual reticulation systems are being advanced in new subdivision developments in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide. ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Water reuse in the Gaza Strip, Palestine

    The Gaza Strip suffers severe constraints in water supply due to its location, confinement, high population density and semi-arid coastal climate. To improve water and agricultural resources, a study was undertaken to show the requirements in planning and management for wastewater treatment, irrigation conveyance and aquifer recharge to meet high technical standards and sustainable economic ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Evaluating farmers' preferences for wastewater: quantity and quality aspects

    This paper employs the Contingent Valuation (CV) method to investigate farmers' willingness to adopt a new water resource, namely treated wastewater, and to estimate their Willingness To Pay (WTP) for varying quantities and qualities of treated wastewater for irrigation. A pilot CV study is undertaken with 97 farmers located around Cyprus' Akrotiri aquifer, a common-pool water resource with ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Investigating psychological factors of behavioural intention of urban residents in South Australia to use treated stormwater for non-potable purposes

    This paper reports on the intentions of urban residents in two South Australian Local Government Areas (LGAs) (council areas) to use stormwater treated through a managed aquifer recharge process for various potential non-potable uses. Data were collected through an online survey of the residents in these LGAs. The key finding is that, in common with recycled sewage water, the intention to use ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Fate of 17β-estradiol and 17α-ethinylestradiol in batch and column studies simulating managed aquifer recharge

    Laboratory-scale batch and soil columns experiments were conducted to investigate the attenuation of estrogens (17β-estradiol and 17α-ethinylestradiol) during managed aquifer recharge. The role of microbial activity in the removal of selected estrogens was evaluated by comparing the results from biotic and abiotic batch experiments. Moreover, batch experiments were carried out ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • A pilot scale electrolytic unit for tertiary treatment of industrial effluents

    Over the past few years, academic research has focused on the development of new treatment technologies for municipal and industrial wastewater that will be suitable for reuse. In this study, an electrolytic pilot scale unit has been manufactured for the tertiary treatment of biologically processed wastewater aiming at its reuse for groundwater recharge or for agricultural purposes. The ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A GIS-based methodology to delineate aquifer recharge areas

    A GIS-based methodology to delineate risk areas for contamination of groundwater resources is presented by identifying recharge conditions to the aquifer. Identifying the recharge areas is based upon surface and subsurface geologic conditions that may control the risk of potential oil spill contaminants into the aquifer. This study uses the Chicot aquifer system in southwest Louisiana as a pilot ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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