Excess mine water is no longer being considered a waste product and mining companies are looking for new solutions to manage their mine water. Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR) is being increasingly adopted by the mining industry as a way of returning water from dewatering operations back to the source aquifers. Mine water may be re-injected at locations where it can benefit other groundwater users and the environment.


Jason Van Den Akker

Golder Associates Pty Ltd

Jason is a Principal Hydrogeologist at Golder Associates and has a strong track record in the delivery of managed aquifer recharge (MAR) systems for mining companies. This includes practical hands on ... Read more

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

Declan Page


As the CSIRO Group Leader, Environmental Contaminant Mitigation and Biotechnology, Declan is an international research leader in water recycling via aquifers. His professional experience includes huma... Read more

This presentation outlines the benefits MAR can bring to a mining operation and outlines the factors that underpin the feasibility of a MAR system. The mining industry is recognising the need to manage mine water more sustainably to support their mining operations.

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