Publication ID: 9559
Title: Managed Aquifer Recharge as a Solution to Water Scarcity and Drought
Abstract: This presentation will highlight ongoing efforts of these water providers to develop full-scale recharge facilities. The performance of natural in-channel infiltration, engineered infiltration galleries, and direct injection systems designed to introduce from 500 to 5,000 mega-liters per annum to target intervals present from 150 to 600 meters below ground surface will be described. Source waters for recharge operations include inter-basin transferred surface water and highly treated reclaimed water sources requiring from minor to extensive treatment pre-recharge and post-recovery. Operational complexities have raised concerns related to long-term operation and maintenance and overall economic sustainability of these projects. Further, potential reduction in surface water return flows as a result of recharge operations and impacts to other water users during recovery of the stored water must be considered. More....
Citation: Marley, Robert, Blandford, N., Ewing, A.,Webb, L., Yuhas, K., 2014. Managed Aquifer Recharge as a Solution to Water Scarcity and Drought, European Geosciences Union General Assembly, Vienna, Austria. April 27 - May 2, 2014.