60 years history of MAR

Aim:  to produce a journal paper that summarizes 60 years of experience in research and practice of MAR around the world.  National summaries will be posted on this web site.  National contributions have been received from Australia, China, Germany, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Netherlands, South East Asia, Southern Africa, Spain and partial summaries from England, France, India and  contributions promised from Italy and USA.   Technology contributions have been received for ASR, and are awaited for infiltration basins, river bed modifications and bank filtration. Anyone willing to fill a gap please contact Peter Dillon. National contributors will be listed as coauthors in a summary paper to be published in a journal in 2017.

Leaders: Peter Dillon and Pieter Stuyfzand.

To participate contact Peter Dillon: pdillon500@gmail.com

Results to date:

Here are a few example national contributions that summarize MAR development in these countries over a sixty year period from the 1960s to the present. They describe the ways in which MAR is used, the growth in uptake, the methods and sources of water used and the annual volume of MAR undertaken.  These are part of a much larger body of work being summarized for subsequent publication in the Hydrogeology Journal as an open access paper supported by UNESCO as a contribution to IHP VIII. Further national/regional contributions will be uploaded here along with a web-link to the paper when published.

Country                    Authors of contribution

Australia                                   Peter Dillon

China                                        Weiping Wang and Jinchao Li

Israel                                        Joshua Schwarz and Jacob Bear

Qatar                                       Abdulaziz A. Al-Muraikhi and Mohamed Shamrukh



…many more will be posted on completion of journal paper, including:

France (draft)                           M. Pettenati, G. Picot-Colbeaux and A. Togola

Germany (draft)                        Gudrun Massmann

India                                        tbd

Italy                                         Rudi Rossetto

Jordan                                     Julian Xanke, Jochen Klinger and Nico Goldscheider



Netherlands                              Pieter Stuyfzand

South East Asia                       Paul Pavelic

Southern Africa                        Ricky Murray

Spain                                      Enrique Fernandez Escalante

UK (draft)                                 Andrew Butcher and Gerd Cachandt

Others awaited:


Latin America


USA                                        tbd