Managed Aquifer Recharge with Stormwater

NCGRT workshop in collaboration with Goyder Institute, IAH, SIA, SAMAR, CSIRO Water for a Healthy Country and City of Salisbury.

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The objective is to impart knowledge that will facilitate smooth and efficient uptake of stormwater harvesting and MAR for producing urban and peri-urban water supplies. At the end of the course participants will be aware of the traps, as well as the benefits and costs in planning, design, approval and operation of MAR Projects for sustainable water supplies.

Those interested in harvesting urban stormwater for a full range of uses.  This will suit potential proponents of MAR projects in local government, water utilities, sports clubs, and industry and be valuable for urban planners, hydrogeologists, stormwater managers, environment protection and health regulators dealing with approval processes and inform policy makers.

The course will be led by Peter Dillon, Declan Page (CSIRO) and Bruce Naumann (City of Salisbury).  It will also involve a number of experienced researchers, consultants, regulators and owners of MAR projects.

This workshop will present findings of a 3 ½ year national project on Managed Aquifer Recharge and Stormwater Use Options (MARSUO).  The project explored public open space irrigation, 3rd pipe systems, and drinking water supplies and include consideration of blending recycled water with stormwater for non-potable supplies.  The Parafield stormwater harvesting facility has had several of these options in regular use for a number of years and uses two types of recharge methods.  The workshop will cover: overview of managed aquifer recharge, water yield and water quality evaluation, design of stormwater harvesting systems, managed aquifer recharge methods, risk assessment, stormwater treatment methods, risk management, economic assessment and environmental benefits, reliability of supply, public acceptance of various uses, stormwater harvesting impacts on pipe infrastructure and water quality, and synthesis of findings.  The Parafield site and a number of satellite sites provide case studies to illustrate the benefits of the research.

A field trip will be offered to the Salisbury Stormwater harvesting operations and Adelaide Botanic garden First Creek Wetland ASR.  To register you interest in this field trip, please email

If you are a member of a MARSUO partner organisation, please consult your steering committee representative before registering.

MARSUO is a project of the National Water Commission, Goyder Institute for Water Research, CSIRO Water for a Healthy Country Flagship, City of Salisbury and the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board.