Special Issue "Policy and Economics of Managed Aquifer Recharge and Water Banking"
A special issue of Water (ISSN 2073-4441).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 September 2014)
Prof. Dr. Sharon B. Megdal (Website)
Water Resources Research Center, The University of Arizona 350 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson, AZ 85719, USA
Fax: +1 520 792-8518
Interests: water management; water policy; ecosystem restoration; groundwater recharge; water supplies for growing regions; water transactions; trans-border water assessments and management
Dr. Peter Dillon (Website)
Stream Leader, Sustainable Water Systems, CSIRO, Australia
Phone: +61 8 8303 8714
Interests: aquifer recharge; stormwater harvesting; urban groundwater; groundwater quality
Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR) and water banking is a growing field of endeavor in water resources management. It is used to buffer against drought, changing climate and demand growth by making use of excess surface water supplies and recycled waters. Institutions that perform the necessary permitting and monitoring are required so that a region’s groundwater quantity and/or quality management can be furthered through MAR. While several jurisdictions have frameworks in place, many do not. Lack of an enabling policy and governance frameworks limits the realization of MAR benefits. Limited analysis of the economics of MAR has also inhibited development of and investment in MAR programs. This special edition of the ‘Water’ Journal is designed to fill the analysis void by including papers on the policy and economics of MAR and water banking. The information and analyses are intended to contribute to the development and implementation of effective MAR programs.
Prof. Dr. Sharon B. Megdal
Dr. Peter Dillon
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Water is an international peer-reviewed Open Access monthly journal published by MDPI.
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