Thematic Issues of Journals

Managed Aquifer Recharge in Integrated Water Management – 

– a thematic issue (Vol 4, Issue 2, June 2018) of Sustainable Management of Water Resources, a Springer journal.

Guest editors: Peter Dillon (1,2) , Paul Pavelic (3), Adriana Palma Nava (4) and Wang Weiping (5)

(1) CSIRO Land and Water, and Flinders University of SA, Australia

(2) IWMI, PR Laos 

(3) UNAM, Mexico 

(4) University of Jinan, China 

This was the second of two special issues of journals, each containing 19 papers developed and enhanced from selected papers presented at ISMAR9, Mexico City, June 2016.

These papers may be viewed at Springer web site: or  here.  Until at least 11 August 2018 this special issue is available as open access.

After 11 August 2018  these papers can be downloaded free in author submitted format from the IAH-MAR web site by clicking HERE. (17 of the 19 papers are available in this format now and the Commission aims to have all up shortly).  The IAH Commission on MAR gratefully acknowledges Springer for this dispensation.  2 papers continue  as open access in as-published form (Catalin and Ansems; and Painter)

The Springer SWARM home page is found at:


Water Quality Considerations for Managed Aquifer Recharge Systems – a thematic issue 2016/17 of MDPI Water Journal, an open access journal

Guest editors: Pieter Stuyfzand (1,2) and Niels Hartog (1,3)

(1) KWR Watercycle Research Institute, Netherlands

(2) Technical University Delft, Netherlands

(3) University of Utrecht, Netherlands 

This issue contains 19 papers, many of which were developed from those presented at ISMAR9.  For list of contents click on link above. These full papers are freely downloadable.


Policy and Economics of Managed Aquifer Recharge and Water Banking, – a thematic issue 2014/15 of MDPI Water Journal, an open access journal.

Guest editors: Sharon Megdal, University of Arizona, Tucson and Peter Dillon, CSIRO, Australia

The free issue contains 14 papers most of which were developed from those presented at ISMAR8. This issue has also been published as a hardbound book and the issue and book are available from the thematic issue web site.


Water storage for managing climate extremes and change – a special issue of Environmental Research Letters, an open access journal.

Guest Editors: Vladimir Smakhtin, United Nations University, and Bridget Scanlon, University of Texas at Austin

This issue of 10 papers was produced between 2014-2016 jointly between IAH Commission on Groundwater and Climate Change and IAH Commission on Managing Aquifer Recharge, Bridget Scanlon led an IAH-MAR working group which wound up in 2016 having completed the task. Two papers focussed on MAR:

Lopez et al (2014). Water management during climate change using aquifer storage and recovery of stormwater in a dunefield in western Saudi Arabia.  and

Scanlon et al (2016) Enhancing drought resilience with conjunctive use and managed aquifer recharge in California and Arizona and

The issue is found at:


Environmental Earth Sciences, Volume 73, No 12, June 2015: Thematic Issue ISMAR8 China

Edited by Xuan Zhao and Weiping Wang

17 papers abstracts are found at and full papers can be obtained by payment to the journal.

List of papers:

ASCE J Hydrologic Engineering, Vol 20, No 3, March 2015. Special Issue on Managed Aquifer Recharge: Powerful Management Tool for Meeting Water Resources Challenges

Edited by Zhuping Sheng and Xuan Zhao

12 papers abstracts are found at