Summer Wave - WRRC Graduate Student Presents at International Conference
Managed aquifer recharge (MAR) is the intentional recharge (and storage) of water into an aquifer for future recovery or for environmental benefits. Mary Belle Cruz Ayala, a Ph.D. Student in Arid Lands Resource Sciences and a Graduate Research Assistant at the WRRC, recently presented her research on this topic at the 10th International Symposium on Managed Aquifer Recharge (ISMAR10) in Madrid, Spain. Her presentation, "Use of Managed Aquifer Recharge to Improve Water Management in Arid and Semi-Arid Regions of Mexico," presented results from the first paper from her Ph.D. dissertation. ISMAR10 showcases strategies of meeting future demands with secure supplies of clean water by storing water underground. Topics included sustainable technical solutions, water quality and health aspects, and the impacts of managed aquifer recharge on ecosystems.