National meeting on managed recharge of aquifers in Spain

On May 24th and 25th, the Spanish partner of the AGREEMAR project (UPV) attended a national meeting on managed aquifer recharge, where numerous members of river basin agencies, private companies and different scientific institutions exchanged opinions and experiences about the technical, legal, social and economic challenges related to managed aquifer recharge (MAR) of aquifers and joint use of surface and groundwater resources.

National meeting on managed aquifer recharge in Spain, 24-25 May 2022 (photo: Rafael Bergillos, UPV)

One of the main outcomes of the meeting was the selection of the most suitable river basin districts to perform MAR interventions. The Jucar Water District, one of the case studies of the AGREEMAR project, was identified as one of the two best basins in Spain for MAR potential activities. The meeting was an excellent opportunity for networking and introducing AGREEMAR project to many attendees, who shown great interest in the project. Finally, it was agreed to prepare during the next months a document of conclusions of the meeting that summarizes the current state of MAR in Spain.