National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training

NCGRT Distinguished Lecture Tour 2015

Progress in managed aquifer recharge and the water banking frontier followed by an interactive session: "Listening to local MAR progress, plans and implementation issues".
Please note NZ Time: Christchurch, Thursday 15 October (6.30 - 8.00pm) NZ time

Description

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Progress in managed aquifer recharge and the water banking frontier followed by an interactive session "Listening to local MAR progress, plans and implementation issues".

Twenty two years of CSIRO and partners’ scientific research on managed aquifer recharge with urban stormwater and recycled water, has involved a combination of monitoring of first of breed demonstration projects, synthesis across projects, laboratory studies and modelling.

This talk will cover a retrospective on some key research findings that together with our national treasures have given Australia an international head-start on the practice of MAR with urban stormwater and on MAR guidelines and policy. Myths that have deferred uptake and remaining research gaps will be exposed.

The talk will also project forward to reveal new technical, policy and institutional considerations for implementing water banking for drought security. It will conclude with a concise summary of current activities of the IAH Commission on MAR.

About Peter Dillon

Dr Dillon has 25 years research experience in surface water-groundwater interaction, groundwater quality protection from diffuse and point sources and agricultural water reuse.

For over a decade Dr Dillon has led research on managed aquifer recharge with stormwater and reclaimed water.

He was Director of the Centre for Groundwater Studies during its formative years and he coordinated the Australian Water Conservation and Reuse Research Program.

Dr Dillon has undertaken research projects in all Australian states and led international research projects on management of aquifer recharge. He is the founding Chairman of the International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH) Commission on Management of Aquifer Recharge.

Brisbane, Tuesday 2 June, (6:30 - 8:30pm EST)
Sydney, Wednesday 3 June, (6:00 - 8:00pm EST)
Canberra, Friday 5 June, (5:15 - 7:15pm EST)
Adelaide, Thursday 11 June (6:00 - 8:00pm CST)
Melbourne, Tuesday 23 June, (5:30pm for 6:00pm EST start)
Hobart, Friday 26 June, (12noon - 1pm EST)
Perth, Tuesday 28 July (4:00 - 6:00pm WST)
Darwin, Thursday 30 July (4:30 - 6:30pm CST)
Christchurch, Thursday 15 October (6.30 - 8.00pm) NZ time

This is a free lecture.