Aquifer Storage and Recovery and Managed Aquifer Recharge Using Wells

Published: 08/18/2010

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Integrated management of water resources is required to assure a long-term supply of water for various uses throughout the world. Aquifer storage and recovery (ASR) and other managed aquifer recharge (MAR) technologies are increasingly being used to meet peak demands, emergency supply (strategic storage), drought requirements, and a number of other storage needs. This book addresses the key issues of project planning, aquifer characterization, well design, system operation, and source-water quality and pretreatment. The lessons learned from existing ASR systems are presented to provide guidance for successful future implementation of the technologies.

This book is the second in the series Methods in Water Resources Evaluation. For information on the first book, please click here.

Table of contents

  • Overview of Aquifer Storage and Recovery
  • Project Development and Planning
  • Hydrogeology of Aquifers to be Used for ASR Storage Zones
  • Aquifer Characterization
  • Well-Construction Design and Testing
  • System Performance and Operational Problems
  • Source Water Pretreatment
  • Regulation and Permitting of ASR Systems
  • Specialized ASR/MAR Applications
  • Experiences of Selected ASR Systems
  • Conclusions


In 2011, the book received an Award of Excellence from the Society of Technical Communication.

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Robert G. Maliva, Thomas M. Missimer