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 2018.

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                                 2016            Peter Dillon

China                                     2016             Weiping Wang and Jinchao Li

Croatia                                   2017             Kristijan Posavec

Finland                                   2017             P. Jokela, V. Kurki and T.S. Katko

France                                    2017             M. Pettenati, G. Picot-Colbeaux and A. Togola

Germany                                2017             Gudrun Massmann

Israel                                      2016             Joshua Schwarz and Jacob Bear

Italy                                        2017              Rudi Rossetto

Jordan                                    2017             Julian Xanke, Jochen Klinger and Nico Goldscheider

Latin America & Caribbean    2017             Jose Bonilla Valverde (SWARM Special Issue)

Qatar                                      2017              Abdulaziz A. Al-Muraikhi and Mohamed Shamrukh

South East Asia                     2016              Paul Pavelic

Southern Africa                      2016              Ricky Murray

The Netherlands                    2016              Pieter Stuyfzand


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



Korea                                      Prof. Kyoochul Ha

Spain                                      Enrique Fernandez Escalante

UK (draft)                                Andrew Butcher and Gerd Cachandt

Others awaited:

India                                        tbd

USA                                        tbd