Dresden and Pirna, Germany

Managed Aquifer Recharge

when 4 September 2016 - 9 September 2016
language English
duration 1 week

Managed aquifer recharge (MAR) represents the intentional recharge of surface water to aquifers. MAR can be applied for seasonal water storage, restoration of overexploited aquifers, prevention of land subsidence, control of salt water intrusion, improvement of water quality etc. Depending on local conditions and project objectives, aquifer augmentation can be primarly based on infiltration or interception techniques using water from different sources. During the Summer School, the participants will get familiar with different MAR techniques and will be guided through different steps in planing, operation and optimization of MAR schemes.

Course leader

Dr. Catalin Stefan

Target group

Graduate and post-graduate students with Bachelor or Master degree in hydro sciences or related areas. General knowledge on groundwater management and previous experience with GIS tools and simulation models are of advantage.

Course aim

The expected outcome generated by the INOWAS Summer Schools is the initiation of an international network of young scientists that can be used as ‘multiplicators’ for further dissemination of the INOWAS results. It is also expected that new contacts to other universities will be made which will open new windows for future collaborations. Highly probable is also the selection of several motivated and talented young scientists that can be further involved in the direct implementation of the project.

Fee info

EUR 0: Participation to INOWAS Summer School 2016 is free of charge, accommodation on TUD campus will be provided.


A number of 5 scholarships will be awarded to the best applications. The scholarships will cover all the necessary expenses for the participation to the INOWAS Summer School, covering the costs for travel, visa, and accommodation