Managed aquifer recharge, storage, and recovery—that is, the intentional recharge of groundwater aquifers with surface water or wastewater, for storage and potential future recovery—was examined in detail in three water newsletters in 2017.
“Arizona Water Banking, Recharge, and Recovery,” by Noah Silber-Coats and Susanna Eden, is the feature article in the 2017 issue of The Arroyo, an annual newsletter from the University of Arizona Water Resources Research Center. The 16-page article examines in detail Arizona’s program of recharging groundwater aquifers with surface water (particularly Colorado River water from the Central Arizona Project) and the complicated legal and management arrangements involved. The publication is available online at https://wrrc.arizona.edu/publications/arroyo, or contact the Arizona center at (520) 621-9591, or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The concept, history, and current examples of managed aquifer recharge in United States and beyond are the focus of the September 2017 issue of Water Resources Impact, published by the American Water Resources Association (AWRA; headquatered in Middleburg, Va.). The publication devotes 30 pages in 10 feature articles by invited authors to the subject. The publication is available online at The publication is available online at http://www.awra.org/impact/; or contact AWRA at P.O. Box 1626, Middleburg, VA 20118-8390; (540) 687-8390; email@example.com.
“Aquifer Storage and Recovery” is the theme of the July/August 2017 issue of Colorado Water, from the Colorado State University Water Center and the Colorado Water Institute. The 42-page newsletter builds upon a symposium on subsurface water storage held at Colorado State University in November 2016. The issue is available in the newsletter archive online at http://www.cwi.colostate.edu/newsletters.asp; or contact the Colorado Water Institute at 1033 Campus Delivery, Fort Collins CO 80523-1033; (970) 491-6308; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Following are some other information resources on this topic.
Standard Guidelines for Artificial Recharge of Ground Water – from the American Society of Civil Engineers/Environmental and Water Resources Institute. Before presenting detailed standards for planning and implementing managed aquifer recharge projects, the document provides introductory material on groundwater recharge concepts and terms. The document is available online (as a PDF) at http://ascelibrary.org/doi/pdf/10.1061/9780784405482.
Prospects for Managed Underground Storage of Recoverable Water – published in 2008 by the National Research Council. The 350-page report is available online at https://www.nap.edu/catalog/12057/prospects-for-managed-underground-storage-of-recoverable-water.
The Ninth International Symposium on Managed Aquifer Recharge – held in June 2016 in Mexico City. The symposium Web site is http://www.ismar9.org/.
MAR Portal developed by the International Groundwater Resources Assessment Centre, located in The Netherlands, online at https://www.un-igrac.org/ggis/mar-portal. The portal offers information on managed aquifer recharge (MAR) sites around the world and regional MAR suitability maps.