ISMAR10, Madrid, 20-24 May 2019

ISMAR10 a success:

123 papers, 98 poster papers

281 delegates, including 8 UNESCO Scholars.

3 workshops, 5 short courses and 3 technical tours.

Proceedings to be produced (all papers)

Special issue of MDPI Journal Water (Impact Factor 2.5) to be produced from selected extended papers.

Recharged leadership of Commission.

More info in GRIPP report on ISMAR10



Left to Right: Jose Bonilla*, Bruce Misstear (IAH Sec Gen), Victor Coelho*, Lucila Fernandez*, Prahlad Soni*, Alice Aureli (UNESCO IHP Chief SC/HYD/GSS), Piya Mohasin*, Zhang Hexuan*, Meng Ma*, Peter Dillon^, Weiping Wang^, Yan Zheng#, Catalin Stefan# and Enrique Fernandez Escalante^#.  (absent: Mohammad Faiz Alam *)

* UNESCO ISMAR10 Travel Scholar;   ^ former IAH-MAR co-chair;   # current IAH-MAR co-chair

(photo by Jon San Sebastian)













The The field trip to Los Arenales managed aquifer recharge facilities in Segovia Province stopped for a photo at the Roman MAR aquiduct.  Our entertaining and informative tour leader was Jon San Sebastian (3rd from left in front row).

ISMAR10 Publication Milestones Dates

  • 258 abstracts received
  • Based on presentations and papers, 18 papers will be selected at the Symposium for extension (~12p) and open access publication in J Water (citation index 2.1) without author charges for a special issue in J Water. Others may also submit for publication in the same special issue with reduced author charges.
  • All  papers will be eligible for ISMAR10 Proceedings to be published late 2019 (but papers selected for J Water will be abbreviated).
  • On 20 May 2 free workshops on
    • MAR site suitability mapping, and on
    • Developing managed aquifer recharge in Latin America
  • On 20 May at least 5 short courses (with fees) on
    • surface spreading
    • recharge and recovery through wells
    • water quality aspects of MAR
    • Technical solutions to increase Managed Aquifer Recharge effectiveness. MARSOL project findings regarding design and construction criteria, operation and management
    • Web-based numerical modeling and optimisation of MAR applications using the free INOWAS platform
  • On 22 May a Plenary of IAH-MAR
  • Optional technical tours will be held to
    • Los Arenales aquifer facilities in Sergovia Province
    • Guadiana channel, recharge wells and Daimiel National Park
    • ASR/ASTR deep injection boreholes in Madrid
  • UNESCO Travel Scholarships to assist selected postgraduate students or early career scientists  from developing countries to attend ISMAR10 – applications have closed and applicants have been advised of outcome
  • In addition : MDPI the publisher of J Water is pleased to announce that its “MDPI 2019 Water Travel Award” is open now. MDPI is inviting applications from postdoctoral and Ph.D. researchers who will attend an international conference in 2019.
    The award will consist of three prizes of 800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submit by 31 Dec 2018.
  • ISMAR10 Topics and convenors of sessions (with a summary below)


Everyone is invited to the Commission’s next International Symposium on Managed Aquifer Recharge, ISMAR10, to be held in Madrid 20-24 May 2019.  Enrique Fernandez Escalante, co-chair of IAH-MAR, is chairing the organising committee.

The first and second circulars were released in Feb 2018 and June 2018 and the call for papers in September 2018 closed on 30 November.

ISMAR10 is held under the joint auspices of the International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).

The ISMAR10  symposium topics and milestone dates are below along with the first circular – a letter of invitation from Enrique that includes a clean copy of topics and milestones for you to consider and encourage your colleagues to plan to attend and submit a paper.


ismar10 – web site