Special Issue "Managed Aquifer Recharge—Enhancing the Use of Alternative Water Sources for Subsurface Storage and Soil Aquifer Treatment"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2020).
Interests: vadose-zone and groundwater hydrology; managed aquifer recharge; interactions between agriculture and water resources
Interests: Water resources management; managed aquifer recharge; hydrochemistry; isotope hydrology; contaminants in the water cycle
Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR), that takes advantage of available storage in the subsurface, is defined as the intentional infiltration of water into aquifers with the purpose of either later recovering that water for different uses (agricultural, industrial or urban), or obtaining an environmental benefit. In addition, water quality can be improved through MAR due to chemical and biological reactions during underground transport of the infiltrated water. Using alternative water sources or excess water for MAR can therefore help to increase water availability in general, and in periods of high demand. With this, MAR can be a key tool for tackling water scarcity by linking water reclamation, water reuse, and integrated water resources management in a long-term strategy. The continuous rising prices of surface storage, the decline in natural recharge and the development of new sources of residual waters turned MAR to one of the growing branches in hydrology and water resources both in research and practice.
This Special Issue welcomes manuscripts on laboratory, field and modeling studies, including exemplary case studies, related to any kind of managed recharge technique (infiltration ponds, surface spreading, unsaturated and saturated-zone injection wells, bank filtration, etc.) of any type of water (treated wastewater, storm-water runoff, urban drainage, excess desalinated water, etc.) to any sort of aquifer (alluvial, sedimentary, fractured, karstified, confined, unconfined, etc.), for any purpose (seasonal-multiyear storage, SAT, combat of sea-water intrusion, etc.). We call on hydrogeologists, engineers, bio-geo-chemists, geo-physicists, soil and water scientists and any other expert in the science and practice of MAR that have novel and relevant aspects to contribute to this Special Issue. All manuscripts will undergo a high-standard peer review process.
Dr. Daniel Kurtzman
Prof. Dr. Christoph Schueth
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- Managed aquifer recharge
- soil aquifer treatment
- infiltration basins
- recharge wells
- emerging contaminants
- water sensitive urban planning (in its aquifer recharge application)