Special Issue "Managed Aquifer Recharge: A key to Sustainability"

A special issue of Water (ISSN 2073-4441). This special issue belongs to the section "Water Resources Management, Policy and Governance".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 18 September 2022 | Viewed by 768

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Enrique Fernández Escalante
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Guest Editor
Tragsa R&D, UPM Lecturer, WB Consulter, Co-Chair IAH MAR Commission, Madrid, Spain
Interests: IWRM; hydrogeology; technical solutions for water management; design and construction criteria
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Dr. Catalin Stefan
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Research Group INOWAS, Department of Hydrosciences, Technische Universität Dresden, 01069 Dresden, Germany
Interests: soil aquifer treatment (SAT); managed aquifer recharge (MAR)
Dr. Christopher J. Brown
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School of Engineering, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL, USA
Interests: groundwater hydrology; surface water hydraulics; geotechnical engineering; dam safety
Dr. June Mirecki
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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Jacksonville District, Jacksonville, FL, USA
Interests: groundwater geochemistry; geochemical modeling; groundwater quality; water-rock interactions

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Managed aquifer recharge (MAR) or the intentional recharge of groundwater aquifers has become a fundamental technique in the global water management effort for integration, the restoration of declining aquifers, sustainability, and collective improvement. Traditionally it has not been considered to the extent that it deserves due to a lack of awareness, inadequate knowledge of aquifers, the immature perception of risk, and incomplete policies for integrated water management, including linking MAR with demand management.

MAR is part of the integrated and collective approach to water management and can also achieve much towards solving the innumerable local water problems, including multilevel governance schemes.

How the world will develop resilient groundwater supplies in the face of continued growth, climate change, and endangered water security includes MAR as a first-line technology; the time is now.

This Special Issue strives to make patent the effectiveness, benefits, constraints, and applicability of MAR, together with its supporting scientific advances, for a wide variety of situations that have global relevance. It also provides an opportunity for including additional, highly relevant, and timely MAR-related papers submitted to J Water.

The topics include MAR and:

  1. MAR and sustainable groundwater management;
  2. MAR engineering and design;
  3. MAR economics/water markets;
  4. MAR and integrated water resources;
  5. MAR operations and maintenance;
  6. MAR modeling;
  7. MAR and the environment;
  8. MAR in the developing world;
  9. MAR education and outreach;
  10. MAR emerging contaminants and water quality;
  11. MAR and climate change;
  12. MAR science for applied solutions;
  13. Emerging MAR leaders;
  14. Technical advances in MAR;
  15. MAR 2050—water resiliency in our changing climate;
  16. Facing climate change’s adverse impacts;
  17. Adaptation to climate change.

Dr. Enrique Fernández Escalante
Dr. Catalin Stefan
Dr. Christopher J. Brown
Dr. June Mirecki
Guest Editors

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  • groundwater replenishment
  • water-quality improvement
  • water security and risk
  • policy, economics, and society
  • groundwater biogeochemical processes
  • water security

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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