MAR Con ´22 - International MARSoluT conference in Barcelona on 19./20. October 2022
The objective of the MAR Con '22 conference, 19. and 20. October in Barcelona, Spain, was to collect research results, practical experience, and innovative ideas related to Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR), focussing on:
Sustaining Rates - clogging and infiltration rates Improving Quality - water quality issues, with focus on micropollutants Proving Performance - monitoring and modelling Optimizing Design - MAR projects in the frame of regional flow models and water management plans
Italian partners: Video on case study site broadcasted by the main Italian public channel (RAI 1)
Although not referring to MARSoluT, the video (link below) is worth seeing since it shows the project's main case study site in Italy and features aspects of Managed Aquifer Recharge introduced by Italian PI Prof. Rudy Rossetto.
World Water Day, 22. March 2021, is about what water means to people, its true value and how we can better protect this vital resource. MARSoluT participants post their opinion and statments on social media such as Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter under the #Water2me hashtag.
Research work going ahead - even under difficult conditions
While the ongoing pandemic conditions makes it impossible to hold group meetings, conduct training workshops, go on field trips, or travel to project partner institutions, many of these events could be replaced by digital online activities. We have actually conducted a number of successful MARSoluT online events in 2020. Besides the training activities, actual research work is continuing as planned in the lab and in the field. An example is shown in the pictures: MARSoluT beneficiary UFZ - in cooperation with the project's partner organisation IWW - is using a Direct Push Injection Logger to measure hydraulic conductivity at a potential MAR site near the River Rhine in Germany.
MARSoluT Autumn School going ahead!
Taking steps from the MARSOLUT and LIFE REWAT activities, the Autumn School aims at proposing innovative ideas on water resource management by focusing on the concept of water-related agro-ecosystem services and on nature-based solutions. Digital tools (software applications) will constitute the main pillar of the Autumn School, aiming at preparing the participants to develop the skills for dealing with the management and analysis of water-related spatial data by using state-of-the-art Information and Communication Technologies.
MARSoluT principal investigator Xavier Sánchez-Vila from UPC Barcelona was awarded the Henry Darcy Medal by the EGU this year! This is the most prestigious award in Hydrological Sciences and is awarded to outstanding individuals for contributions to water resources research:
A whole day on MAR, December 11, 2019, Zaragoza, Spain
A whole day on MAR. Managed Aquifer Recharge as a real climate change adaptation mechanism. Examples and indicators from five countries. Workshop organised as side event within the EIP Water Innovation Conference 2019. Presentations and summary.
A special issue of "Water" will be on "Managed Aquifer Recharge for Water Resilience", with most of the papers being expanded contributions from the ISMAR 10 conference in May 2019 in Madrid. The issue is edited by Dr. Peter Dillon, Dr. Enrique Fernández Escalante, Prof. Sharon B. Megdal, and Dr. Gudrun Massmann.
The 10th International Symposium on Managed Aquifer Recharge (ISMAR 10) has taken place under the title: “MAR to solve the global water crisis” from 20. to 24. May 2019 in Madrid, Spain, promoted by Grupo Tragsa and the Spanish Geological survey (IGME), under the auspices of the International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH), UNESCO and ASCE, among others. The proceedings book of the symposium, entitled “Managed Aquifer Recharge: Local solutions to the global water crisis” is now available as an online version, consisting of 75 papers and 16 extended abstracts.
The MARSoluT project receives funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement no. 814066.
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