n IMIESA - Artificial groundwater recharge : wise water management for towns and cities : groundwater




Extracted from text ... GROUNDWATER Artificial recharge or managed aquifer recharge has numerous purposes. The most common of these is the subsurface storage of water for later use. This is usually achieved by allowing water to either infiltrate the subsurface via infiltration basins, or by injecting water via boreholes into the aquifer. In this context, the process constitutes a form of water conservation. Water that would otherwise be lost through evaporation and evapotranspiration from dams and rivers, or from outflows into the sea (fresh or wastewater), would be captured and made available for use. Other common uses of artificial or managed aquifer recharge ..


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