Workshop: MAR Essentials

This is for anyone who is thinking about how to begin, design and maintain a viable Managed Aquifer Recharge project.

Presented by the nation’s top MAR practitioners and scientists, you will have access to professionals experienced in the planning, feasibility, economic, environmental and scientific aspects of establishing a MAR scheme.

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Date: Thursday, 26 October 2017 - Friday, 27 October 2017

Location: Mercure Hotel Perth: 10 Irwin St, PERTH WA

Contact: Trevor Pillar: Ph: 08 8236 5200 Email:

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Karen Johnston

Managed Recharge

Karen Johnston is a Principal Hydrogeologist/Geochemist with over 20 years’ experience in Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR).  She has recently established an independent groundwater consultancy, Manag... Read more

Russell Martin

Wallbridge Gilbert Aztec (WGA)

Russell has over 30 years of experience as a geologist/hydrogeologist with extensive Public and Private sector experience in groundwater resources management, water sensitive urban design and integrat... Read more

Simon Higginson

Water Corporation WA

Simon Higginson is the Senior MAR Advisor at the Water Corporation of Western Australia, with 12 years’ experience in managed aquifer recharge research and operations. Simon currently leads the hydr... Read more

Don McFarlane

University of WA

Don McFarlane BSc MSc PhD has over 30 years experience in land and water research and management. He has led the Soils and Catchment Hydrology groups in the WA Department of Agriculture, been a Direct... Read more

Michael Donn


Mike is a Senior Experimental Scientist with CSIRO and has 18 years’ experience as an environmental chemist in the agriculture and environment sectors. Since joining CSIRO in 2006 he has applied his... Read more

Daniel Nelson

City of Kalamunda

Daniel Nelson has a diversity of experience and expertise in water management, sporting and recreation facilities, groundwater extraction and sustainability. He was the driving force in the developmen... Read more

Dale Robinson

City of Mandurah

Dale has a Degree in Environmental Management from Murdoch University and is the Groundwater Conservation Officer for the City of Mandurah, Western Australia. Dale’s experience has been through prev... Read more

Don Scott

Pennington Scott

Don is the Managing Director and Hydrogeologist at Pennington Scott Pty Ltd, a groundwater company with three parts: Groundwater Consulting; Wellfield contracting (borefield installation and managemen... Read more

Jordin Barclay


Jordin is a Principal Hydrogeologist for Fortescue Metals Group’s Chichester Operations. He has been working for FMG for over 5 years and has been a mining hydrogeologist for 15 years at various min... Read more



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MAR Essentials Webinar


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Issues we will address in both the Webinar and Workshop include:
1 Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR): Introduction and Overview
2 Potential for MAR in the Perth Region
3 Is MAR an Option? Preliminary Feasibility Assessment
4 Kwinana – Feasibility of MAR using Recycled Water
5 Will it Work? Technical Viability Assessment
6 Minderoo – Viability of Enhanced Recharge using an Upside-Down Weir
7 Setting up a MAR Site – Implementation and Testing
8 Perry Lakes – Aquifer Recharge using Infiltration Galleries: FIG and MARRO projects.
9 Moving to an Operational Scheme – Issues and Management
10 Chichester Range MAR Scheme – Injecting for almost 10 years
11 Regulatory Requirements: Approvals Process
12 Beenyup – MAR as a Water Resource Management Tool
13 Field Visit: Beenyup Groundwater Replenishment Scheme
14 Field Visit: Hartfield Park Municipal Scale ASR
15 Field Visit: Hartfield Park Municipal Scale ASR
16 Field Visit: Kwinana, Spectacles Wetlands
17 Field Visit: Meadow Springs/Gordon Rd WWTP
18 Field Visit: Caddadup WWTP/Ocean Rd Reserve

NOTE: The 20% Early Bird Discount before the 26th September.


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