Training in Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR) (IAH, GWD)

Event Date: 
10 Apr 08:00 - 12 Apr 16:00
Event Description: 

We are extremely pleased to announce this world class training course in Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR) will be hosted in April in Stellenbosch, South Africa.
The course will be presented mainly by two global expert in MAR and a field trip will also be included to an extremely interesting and successful MAR project near Langebaan - Cape West Coast.
Please forward to all those who you think will benefit from attending the training, especially municipal and consulting engineers; decision and policy makers; and relevant authorities.
Thank you.
Kind regards
Julian Conrad


Stellenbosch, 10-12 April 2019

Refer to the attached documents for more information
New *Online Registration Open*
or visit the course website:

Groundwater is a highly valuable resource especially in areas of low rainfall and low surface water supplies. The value of aquifers can be greatly increased by actually returning water to the aquifers when there is additional water available (be it from rainfall/runoff – treated effluent – diverted surface water flows etc).

This process is known as Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR) and has huge potential in South Africa.  It has the added benefit that water stored underground is not prone to high rates of evapotranspiration.  However it is a technology that can be quite complicated with many technical and legal hurdles to clear.  The world’s leading experts in MAR (from South Africa and Australia) will present 3 day’s of detailed training on the topic.  

Target audience

Municipal water supply engineers / National & Provincial authorities /Water supply engineers / Project Engineers /Geohydrologists


1. Introduction to MAR
2. Integrated Water Management and MAR
3. MAR Policy – SA and Australia
4. Economics of MAR
5. Establishing a MAR Scheme Part 1 - Water quality and quantity considerations
a. Hydrogeochemistry for MAR
6. Establishing a MAR scheme Part 2 - Technical considerations and applications
a. Well design
b. Aquifer characterisation
c. Clogging & Clogging management
d. Numerical modelling for MAR
6. Establishing a MAR scheme Part 3 – Engineering Considerations
7. Risk Assessment and Management modelling
8. Case Studies
9. MAR operational Issues and their Management
10. Training exercise

Enquiries:  deidre [at] iafrica [dot] com


MAR_10-12April2019-Announcement1_Save-the-date.pdf2.84 MB
Online registration open.pdf2.64 MB