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Special Issue "Managed Aquifer Recharge for Water Resilience"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 November 2019.

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Peter Dillon

CSIRO Hon Fellow, NCGRT (Adj Chair), WGA Pty Ltd, Co-Chair IAH Commission on MAR
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Phone: +61 8 8303 8714
Interests: hydrogeology; water quality protection; risk management; policy
Guest Editor
Dr. Gudrun Massmann

Carl con Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg, Hydrogeology & Landscape Hydrology, IBU, Fk. V, Gebäude A1, Germany
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Phone: +49 441 7984837
Interests: hydrogeology; groundwater; organic trace pollutants; coastal aquifers; ecohydrology
Guest Editor
Dr. Sharon B. Megdal

University of Arizona, Water Resources Research Center, Tucson, AZ, USA
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Fax: +1 520 792-8518
Interests: water management and policy; groundwater; water banking and recharge; water governance and institutions; transboundary water
Guest Editor
Dr. Enrique Fernández Escalante

Tragsa R&D, WB Consulter, Co-Chair IAH MAR Commission
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Phone: +34913226106
Interests: IWRM; hydrogeology; technical solutions on water management

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

MAR is part of the palette of solutions to water shortage, water security, water quality decline, falling water tables, and endangered groundwater dependent ecosystems. It is often the most economic, most benign, most resilient, and most socially acceptable solution, but has not been considered out of lack of awareness, inadequate knowledge of aquifers, immature perception of risk, and incomplete policies for integrated water management, including linking MAR with demand management. MAR can achieve much towards solving the myriad of local water problems that have collectively been termed “the global water crisis” if it is included among the options evaluated locally. This Special Issue strives to make transparent the effectiveness, benefits, constraints, limitations, and applicability of MAR, together with its supporting scientific advances, to a wide variety of situations that have global relevance. This special issue was initiated by the IAH Commission on Managing Aquifer Recharge to capture and extend from selected papers at the 10th International Symposium on Managed Aquifer Recharge (ISMAR10) held in Madrid, Spain 20-24 May 2019. It also gives an opportunity for including additional highly relevant and timely papers submitted to J Water.

Topics include MAR and:

1. Integrated water resources assessment 11. Monitoring
2. Adaptation to climate change 12. Modeling
3. Case studies 13. Ecosystems
4. Mapping 14. Coastal areas
5. Economics 15. Environmental impacts and risks
6. Commerce and energy 16. Water quality and hydrogeochemistry
7. Water reuse 17. Health aspects
8. Sustainable technical solutions 18. Urban rainwater and stormwater
9. Clogging 19. R&D projects
10. Regulations and policies 20. Education and training and social impacts

Dr. Peter Dillon
Dr. Gudrun Massmann
Dr. Sharon B. Megdal
Dr. Enrique Fernandez Escalante
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Water is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • groundwater biogeochemical processes
  • groundwater replenishment
  • water quality improvement
  • water security and risk
  • governance and economics

Published Papers

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