Online Course 1: MAR global overview, examples and advances

What is managed aquifer recharge (MAR), what it is not, why do it, what does it cost?

This 3-hour course is the first in the series and addresses:
• What is managed aquifer recharge and what it is not
• How to use it in improving water management in semi-arid areas and in changing climates
• The unit costs of MAR and how the economics compare with alternatives
• A global overview of its use
• Diverse case studies including practices used and not yet used in Australia
• Water entitlements and allocations for sustainable MAR operations.
• Elements of robust water policy for MAR operations

Date: Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Time: 2:00pm (Australia/Sydney; find your local time)

Location: Online

Format: 3-hour live and interactive online sessions (includes 10 min break), with pre and post course content to complete

Cost: AU$195 for any single course, or AU$495 for all 3 courses in the series.

Chair: Peter Dillon

Contact: Trevor Pillar


Peter Dillon


Peter is an Honorary Research Fellow at CSIRO Land and Water after he retired in 2014 after 29 years in groundwater research mostly on managed aquifer recharge with stormwater and reclaimed water. He ... Read more


About the MAR Online Course Series

This series consists of a free webinar and 3 short courses over 13 weeks.
Join us for the full series (all 3 courses) $495 or 1 course $195. Register for all 3 courses

Register for all 3 courses.

In partnership with CSIRO, NCGRT and WGA, this series addresses the science, technology, management and governance of enhanced groundwater recharge globally, presented by highly regarded industry professionals, field experts and researchers.

We will begin with a comprehensive overview of MAR. Then we will consider how to plan and build a MAR project. Finally, we will study the issues around the ongoing management of a MAR project

National and international case studies will be presented and discussions will include what is MAR, how it can improve water management, planning a MAR Project, siting and design, approvals, construction, commissioning, monitoring, risk management.

The presenters are a group of highly-regarded MAR researchers and managers internationally: Dr Peter Dillon, Mr Russell Martin and Dr Declan Page

A pre-course, webinar is being offered for 1 hour on Tues 30th April 2019 1.30pm (Australia/Adelaide Time).

  • The courses will be delivered through 6 units via the learning platform.
  • They are live and interactive, with each course running for 3-hours
      • Course 1: Tues 23rd July 2019 10:00am (Australia/Adelaide Time)
      • Course 2: Tues 30th July 2019 10:00am (Australia/Adelaide Time)
      • Course 3: Tues 6th Aug 2019 10:00am (Australia/Adelaide Time)
  • If you cannot attend live, each course will be recorded & uploaded to the learning platform for your viewing later.
  • There are Pre-and-post-course materials to be completed via the learning platform.
  • PDF of course materials will be available, including PowerPoints for all sessions.

Pre-course reading and video watching is encouraged. There is also an opportunity to tailor the sessions to your direct questions via the initial survey.

A good internet connection. Headset and camera is also encouraged to allow for greater interaction.

On completion of the course attendees will be issued with a Certificate of Participation.

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