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REGIONAL COORDINATION ON IMPROVED WATER
RESOURCES MANAGEMENT AND CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAM

ACCELERATION OF AQUIFER STORAGE & RECOVERY"

02-March-2017

Aiming at promoting better understanding and management of water resources across the Arab region and as part of it's regional coordination/cooperation activities. The Arab Water Council Team will be visiting the Dead Sea Jordan by the end of February for a kickoff meeting with the USGS (U.S. Geological Survey) and USAID (US Agency for International Development) for a new program "ACCELERATION OF AQUIFER STORAGE & RECOVERY".The program will objective is to improve water security in the MENA region by accelerating the practice of aquifer storage and recovery (ASR). New methods for identifying high potential ASR sites, based on remote sensing and geospatial hydrologic analysis, will be applied and demonstrated. The program will also focus on building capacity of MENA national institutions to develop nonconventional water resources for domestic and agricultural water supplies.

The AWC will be the regional coordinator for this program working closely and cooperatively with the USGS (U.S. Geological Survey) during the study to improve water security and increase water supplies within the MENA region by acceleration of ASR.

 


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