Special Issue "Policy and Economics of Managed Aquifer Recharge and Water Banking"


A special issue of Water (ISSN 2073-4441).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 September 2014

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Sharon B. Megdal
Water Resources Research Center, The University of Arizona 350 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson, AZ 85719, USA
Website: http://wrrc.arizona.edu
E-Mail: smegdal@email.arizona.edu
Phone: +1 520 621-9591
Fax: +1 520 792-8518
Interests: water management; water policy; ecosystem restoration; groundwater recharge; water supplies for growing regions; water transactions; trans-border water assessments and management

Guest Editor
Dr. Peter Dillon
Stream Leader, Sustainable Water Systems, CSIRO, Australia
Website: http://www.csiro.au/Organisation-Structure/Divisions/Land-and-Water/PeterDillon.aspx
E-Mail: Peter.Dillon@csiro.au
Phone: +61-8 8303-8714
Interests: aquifer recharge; stormwater harvesting; urban groundwater; groundwater quality

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR) and water banking is a growing field of endeavor in water resources management. It is used to buffer against drought, changing climate and demand growth by making use of  excess surface water supplies and recycled waters. Institutions that perform the necessary permitting and monitoring are required so that a region’s groundwater quantity and/or quality management can be furthered through MAR. While several jurisdictions have frameworks in place, many do not. Lack of an enabling policy and governance frameworks limits the realization of MAR benefits. Limited analysis of the economics of MAR has also inhibited development of and investment in MAR programs. This special edition of the ‘Water’ Journal is designed to fill the analysis void by including papers on the policy and economics of MAR and water banking. The information and analyses are intended to contribute to the development and implementation of effective MAR programs.

Prof. Dr. Sharon B. Megdal
Dr. Peter Dillon
Guest Editors


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  • recharge
  • aquifers
  • MAR
  • water banking
  • economics
  • policy

Published Papers (4 papers)

Water 2014, 6(7), 2021-2040; doi:10.3390/w6072021
Received: 3 January 2014; in revised form: 20 May 2014 / Accepted: 5 June 2014 / Published: 17 July 2014
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Water 2014, 6(6), 1662-1670; doi:10.3390/w6061662
Received: 11 March 2014; in revised form: 27 May 2014 / Accepted: 29 May 2014 / Published: 10 June 2014
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Water 2014, 6(6), 1500-1514; doi:10.3390/w6061500
Received: 20 February 2014; in revised form: 20 May 2014 / Accepted: 21 May 2014 / Published: 28 May 2014
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Water 2014, 6(5), 1257-1279; doi:10.3390/w6051257
Received: 2 January 2014; in revised form: 9 April 2014 / Accepted: 6 May 2014 / Published: 9 May 2014
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Last update: 17 July 2014

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