Groundwater aquifers continue to be depleted as pumping exceeds recharge in many regions of the world, adversely affecting human and environmental systems. Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR) is one crucial strategy to bringing these groundwater resources into sustainable balance. However, understanding is sorely lacking about how to effectively incentivize MAR, and how to navigate the institutions relevant to MAR.
This symposium seeks to fill these knowledge gaps, addressing key questions including: Who benefits from groundwater recharge? What conditions are necessary for a recharge project to succeed? How can implementation be incentivized? How should recharge projects be governed? What emerging and novel techniques hold promise for future MAR?
The program will highlight novel ways to achieve groundwater sustainability including: groundwater for augmenting supply, groundwater banking, recharge to jointly manage interconnected groundwater and surface water systems, and novel recharge approaches and emerging methods. Following the symposium,
former Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbitt
will give a public lecture on groundwater and management challenges in the West.
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 from 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
Who should attend: