That's because of an "artificial recharge
system" designed and developed by a team from Emery & Garrett Groundwater Investigations (EGGI), a division of GZA GeoEnvironmental Inc., and Underwood Engineers (UE) that has successfully tripled the maximum output of the system's key production well since its completion three years ago.
. This can be done by means of borehole injection, via a well, or man-made infiltration ponds, which are permeable depressions allowing water to infiltrate into the aquifer.
of groundwater: Hydrogeology and engineering.
To improve water availability, one can recommend rooftop and micro catchment harvesting, artificial recharge
of areas such as Thar with flood waters and storage of water in soils through conservation measures such as using polymers and other technologies.
"Dams and artificial recharge
of aquifers are urgently needed but increased water storage capacity of Pakistan cannot solve the problem alone," said Director, UNESCO Regional Science Bureau for Asia and the Pacific, in a presentation to the first meeting of the National Water Taskforce.
Those three pillars include water infrastructure (dams and artificial recharge
of aquifers), governance according to 21st century water management standards and technology for water resilience and water efficiency.
The results showed that about 50 percent of the basin had medium to high potential for recharging groundwater and the potential recharge areas were identified as the active zones for implementation of artificial recharge
mechanisms for enhancement of groundwater recharge.
The topics include surface water data collection and processing, cloud seeding studies for obtaining atmospheric water resources, a framework for assessing the impact of climate change on groundwater system formations, using floodwater for artificial recharge
and spate irrigation, and a watershed approach to controlling erosion and the non-point-source pollution of water bodies.
- Pilot artificial recharge
projects demonstrating the feasibility of small scale artificial recharge
Growing alfalfa, building an artificial recharge
pond, and reinforcing a cottonwood bank were small steps that helped her farm bounce back.
Other sessions highlighted the best practices and lessons learned from the artificial recharge
of rainwater to groundwater aquifers, the role of the Ministry of Health and the assessment of socio-economic and water-related topics at community scale in Palestine.