Abstract submissions are invited to the AGU Fall 2023 meeting session H040. Climate proofing our water supply through upscaling managed aquifer recharge. The AGU Fall 2023 meeting will take place between Dec. 11-15, 2023 in San Francisco in person and on line anywhere. Abstract is due by Aug. 1, 2023.
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Session H040 Description:
Unchecked groundwater use has resulted in overexploitation, pollution, and unintended consequences such as fundamental changes in the hydrological cycle, loss of groundwater- dependent ecosystems, and land subsidence. Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR), the purposeful recharge of water to aquifers for subsequent recovery or environmental benefit, has emerged as an important tool for achieving groundwater sustainability. This session calls for cross-disciplinary contributions that will enhance the scientific evidence to allow for upscaling of MAR in light of substantial challenges in water quantity and quality, as well as governance, with topics including but not limited to:
- MAR technologies adaptive to the widespread presence of contaminants, including synthetic chemicals and emerging novel biological entities, in source water;
- Water quantity studies sensitive to ecosystem needs for water in a changing climate;
- Regulatory frameworks for water-supply management and human-health protection;
- Criteria for environmental, social, and economic sustainability of MAR.
Yan Zheng, Southern University of Science and Technology
Helen E Dahlke, University of California Davis
Scott Alan Bradford, USDA, ARS, US Salinity Laboratory
Dave Owen, University of California, Hastings College of the Law