Topics & conveners

There have been envisaged 20 sessions by the Sc/Tc Committee on the following topics:


  1. MAR and Integrated Water Resources Management.

MAR & rural.

MAR for rural and irrigation water supplies

Potential of MAR in long-term/distance water diversion schemes

MAR in conjunctive use of surface water and groundwater

Establishing strategic groundwater reserves.

River Bank Filtration.


Dr. Alice Aureli. UNESCO, France

Prof. Jeff Camkin. Univ. of Western Australia-LNEC. Australia-Portugal.

  1. MAR as a key Climate Change adaptation measure.

Innovation in harvesting and storing flood water

Detention and infiltration systems

Mitigation of climate change adverse impacts by means of MAR.



Dr. Alok Sikka. India.

  1. Sustainable MAR in developing countries

MAR in developing countries.


Dr. Yan Zheng. Univ. of Science and Technology, Beiging. China.

  1. MAR mapping.

Advanced methodologies for the selection of aquifers/sites

MAR maps methods

New MAR maps.


Dr. Arnaud Sterckx. IGRAC. The Netherlands-Belgium.

Dr. Catalin Stefan. University of Dresden. Germany.

  1. MAR and economic aspects.

Quantification of benefits and costs of MAR

Circular economy and MAR (from cradle to cradle)

Financing MAR for water and food security

Water footprint from MAR activities.

Green and blue waters

Public Procurement of MAR Innovative Solutions.


Dr. Andrew Ross. Australian National University. Australia.

  1. MAR to MAR-k€t.

MAR to complement groundwater demand management

MAR and agroindustry

MAR and Mining Industrial applications of MAR Geothermal injection, MAR to source heat pumps…


Dr. Jon San Sebastián. Tragsatec. Spain.

  1. MAR and water reuse.

Water reclamation technologies for MAR Reclaimed water reuse via aquifers.


Dr. Christoph Sprenger. Berlin Kompetenz Wasser. Germany.

Dr. Ido Negev. Mekorot Inc. Israel.

  1. Sustainable Managed aquifer Recharge Technical Solutions.

Advances in design and construction criteria of MAR systems


MAR Technical Solutions (SMARTS)

Methods and strategies Alternative and innovative water recharge systems

Operations and maintenance of MAR.


Dr. David G. Pyne. ASR Systems. USA.

Dr. Enrique Fernández Escalante. TRAGSA-IAH-MAR Comm. Spain.

  1. MAR and management of clogging.

A classical session in every ISMAR


Dr. Jordan Clark. University of California, Santa Barbara. USA.

Dr. Russell Martin. Wallbridge Gilbert Aztec, Australia.

  1. MAR Regulations.

MAR worldwide regulations

Recharge policies, quality standards Institutional innovation for MAR

Water banks, groundwater user groups…

Governance Decision Support Systems (DSS).


Dr. Manuel Sapiano, SEWCU, Malta. 

Dr. Elena López Gunn, I-Catalist, Spain.

  1. MAR and monitoring.

Water management and MAR innovative systems

IT applications Normalization, standardization and interoperability advances.


MSc. Eng. Bob Bower. WGA. New Zealand.

  1. MAR and modeling.

New developments and codes

Practical examples Water quality interaction codes

Hydro-economic modeling.


Dr. Rudy Rossetto. Schola Superior Ingenieria Santa Anna, Pisa. Italy.

Dr. Gudrum Massmann, Germany

  1. MAR and ecosystems.

Riparian restoration

Mitigating geological/geotechnical impacts using MAR, land subsidence, collapses…


Dr. Suzana de Lima Montenegro. Pernambuco University. Brasil.


  1. MAR in coastal areas and islands.

MAR for mitigating saltwater intrusion

MAR with desalinated water.


Dr. Kim Yongcheol. KIGAM. Korea.

  1. MAR and environmental impacts/risks.

Risk and impacts assessment

Specific indicator systems for MAR

MAR activities impact evaluation assessment



Dr. José Antonio de la Orden Gómez. IGME. Spain.

Dr. Larry Eaton. GSI Oregon. USA.

  1. MAR water quality and related hydrogeochemistry aspects.

MAR for drinking water quality improvement

Techniques to break/recycle emergent compounds.


Dr. Pieter J. Stuyfzand. University of Delft-KWR. The Netherlands.

  1. MAR Health Aspects.

Removal and fate of microorganisms and organic compounds

Fate of pathogens in the aquifer and fate of pollutants of concern in MAR system

Microbial ecology of MAR aquifer storage zones.


Dr. Declan Page. CSIRO Land and Water. Australia.

Dr. Boris van Breukelen. Technical University of Delft. the Netherlands.

  1. Urban MAR.

Sustainable Urban Drainage systems (SUDS)

Rainwater/stormwater harvesting.


Dr. Koen Zuurbier. KWR. The Netherlands. 

Arq. Ignacio Prieto Leache. Tragsatec. Spain.

  1. R&D projects on MAR.

Innovation and integration in MAR Recent and ongoing R&D projects (EC perspective)

Research gaps.


Dr. Peter Dillon. Former CSIRO -IAH-MAR Comm. Australia.

  1. Education and Training on MAR.

Training for MAR operators

Training for future water managers

Dissemination strategies and examples.



Dr. Wang Weiping. Univ. of Jinan Shandong. IAH-MAR Comm. China.

Mr. Doug Bartlett. Clear Creek Associated – American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). USA.

Please, check the 20 session planned and kindly send your best proposal and papers to take part in them.
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