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In-Channel Managed Aquifer Recharge: A Review of Current Development Worldwide and Future Potential in Europe

Centro de Ciências e Tecnologias da Água (CTA), Universidade do Algarve, CERIS, IST, 8005-139 Faro, Portugal
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Water 2020, 12(11), 3099; https://doi.org/10.3390/w12113099
Received: 29 September 2020 / Revised: 23 October 2020 / Accepted: 29 October 2020 / Published: 4 November 2020
Managed aquifer recharge (MAR) schemes often employ in-channel modifications to capture flow from ephemeral streams, and increase recharge to the underlying aquifer. This review collates data from 79 recharge dams across the world and presents a reanalysis of their properties and success factors, with the intent of assessing the potential of applying these techniques in Europe. This review also presents a narrative review of sand storage dams, and other in-channel modifications, such as natural flood management measures, which contribute to the retardation of the flow of flood water and enhance recharge. The review concludes that in-channel MAR solutions can increase water availability and improve groundwater quality to solve problems affecting aquifers in hydraulic connection with temporary streams in Europe, based on experiences in other parts of the world. Therefore, to meet the requirements of the Water Framework Directive (WFD), in-channel MAR can be considered as a measure to mitigate groundwater problems including saline intrusion, remediating groundwater deficits, or solving aquifer water quality issues. View Full-Text
Keywords: managed aquifer recharge; MAR; in-channel modification; check dams; recharge dams; sand storage dams; NFM; beaver dams managed aquifer recharge; MAR; in-channel modification; check dams; recharge dams; sand storage dams; NFM; beaver dams
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Standen, K.; Costa, L.R.D.; Monteiro, J.-P. In-Channel Managed Aquifer Recharge: A Review of Current Development Worldwide and Future Potential in Europe. Water 2020, 12, 3099. https://doi.org/10.3390/w12113099

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Standen K, Costa LRD, Monteiro J-P. In-Channel Managed Aquifer Recharge: A Review of Current Development Worldwide and Future Potential in Europe. Water. 2020; 12(11):3099. https://doi.org/10.3390/w12113099

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Standen, Kathleen; Costa, Luís R.D.; Monteiro, José-Paulo. 2020. "In-Channel Managed Aquifer Recharge: A Review of Current Development Worldwide and Future Potential in Europe" Water 12, no. 11: 3099. https://doi.org/10.3390/w12113099

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