Dresden, Germany

Managed Aquifer Recharge, MARISS

when 3 July 2023 - 14 July 2023
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 5 EC

Due to climate change, groundwater recharge, in addition to demand management, is an important measure to conserve, convey and safeguard groundwater systems and to protect and improve water quality. Managed aquifer recharge - MAR-, also called groundwater recharge, water banking, and artificial recharge is the targeted recharge of water in aquifers for later recovery or environmental benefit. It includes methods such as bank filtration, streambed weirs, infiltration ponds, and injection wells, and uses natural water sources and appropriately treated urban stormwater, wastewater, and other effluents to increase groundwater storage and provide supplies during drought and emergencies. MAR can play an important role as a measure to control over-abstraction and restore groundwater balance, and can also be used to maintain or improve ecosystem function and groundwater quality. The two-week MARISS International Summer School focuses on sharing and exchanging knowledge and new ideas in the field of MAR and Riverbank Filtration (RBF). MARISS is structured in a series of lectures, practical work, group projects, and technical excursions to MAR/RBF sites in Saxony and waterworks. The lectures are divided into 6 Blocks: Hydraulic Aspects, Well Design and Site Selection, Numerical Modelling, Water Quality Aspects, Monitoring and Post-treatment, Regulations, and Guidelines.

Course leader

Prof. Dr. Ing. Thomas Grischek
Division of Water Sciences
University of Applied Sciences, Dresden, Germany
E-mail: mariss@htw-dresden.de

Target group

Master's and Ph.D. students, post-docs, technicians, engineers, and consultants with at least a BSc. in engineering, environmental sciences, geology, hydrogeology, hydrology, geosciences, groundwater and water resources management, and water sciences. Applicants must have advanced English language skills. The number of participants is limited to 12.

Course aim

Participants will acquire an extended theoretical and practical understanding of:
- various MAR techniques
- hydraulic aspects and management of clogging
- MAR scheme design and site selection
- web-based numerical modeling and optimization of MAR
- analytical and numerical modeling tools for MAR systems
- aspects of water quality and attenuation processes
- pathogen removal techniques and laboratory determination methods
- experimental set-ups for the simulation of MAR processes

Credits info

5 EC
Group project and presentation (2 ECTS)
MARISS multiple-choice exam (3 ECTS)

Fee info

EUR 0: MARISS is free of charge for all lecture materials, technical excursions, coffee breaks, and the Icebreaker dinner. However, the costs for accommodation, travel, visa, and meals during the lectures have to be paid by the participants themselves.
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The German Academic Exchange Service (Future. East @HTW Dresden) offers up to 5 scholarships to Master's and doctoral students studying abroad, partially covering the costs for travel, accommodation, and meals for the duration of MARISS.