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New ASCE Standard 69 details practices for managed aquifer recharge


May 20, 2020
By Ground Water Canada

A new standard from the American Society of Civil Engineers provides a thorough and up-to-date description of managed aquifer recharge projects.

Ongoing demand for water supplies and the need for water storage have led managed aquifer recharge (MAR) to becoming an increasingly important component for both storage and supply in regional water planning and management, the ASCE said in a press release.

“Standard Guidelines for Managed Aquifer Recharge,” ASCE/EWRI 69-19, provides details on planning, design, construction, operation, monitoring and closure of MAR projects, along with background information on ground water and MAR concepts. It also describes the economic, environmental and legal considerations, such as water rights, laws, and regulations, as well as field investigation and testing procedures that may apply.

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Water resources planners and stakeholders will find this a useful resource during the initial evaluation and planning phases, as well as engineers, hydrologists and other professionals working on standardizing MAR practices.

To purchase online visit the ASCE bookstore.