Assessing the Holistic Impact of Managed Aquifer Recharge on Ecosystem Services

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  • DATE / TIME:
    2021/04/12    17:00 - 19:00

    Co-Organisers: UNU-FLORES, Technische Universität Dresden (TU Dresden)


    • Dr Serena Caucci, Associate Programme Officer, UNU-FLORES
    • Dr Catalin Stefan, Head of Junior Research Group INOWAS, Technische Universität Dresden (TU Dresden)
    • Catalina Zapata Barra, Technische Universität Dresden (TU Dresden)

    Water scarcity problems are rapidly increasing in many areas of the world, and the unsustainable use of water resources and surface and groundwater abstraction intensify the pressure on hydrological systems. Non-conventional water solutions as the underground storage of water could offer both innovative strategies for increased water availability and maintenance of multiple ecosystem services under the adverse impacts of climate change.

    This international workshop highlights the role of MAR as a strategy to reduce the adverse impacts of climate change as an adaptation and mitigation strategy in urban and peri-urban areas. Its objective is to raise awareness about MAR implementation strategies and their contribution to long-term groundwater sustainability in the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) Region. The workshop offers participants a platform to share and exchange knowledge on MAR and its impact on ecosystem services.

    The event will be held in English and Spanish.


    Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR) should be considered an increasingly relevant nature-based solution for future integrated water management planning in LAC. It aims at maintaining, enhancing and replenishing stressed groundwater systems (SDG 6) while maintaining ecological processes (SDG 11) required to mitigate climate change (SDG 13) and preserve biodiversity (SDG 14 and 15).

    This international workshop is co-organised by UNU-FLORES and Technische Universität Dresden within the ‘Digitally-enabled green infrastructure for sustainable water resources management (DIGIRES)’ project in cooperation with LAC PARTNERS.

    Relevant material:

    Event report: Green Adaptation Strategies for Water Security in the Central American Dry Corridor, Nicoya, Costa Rica, 26 March 2019

    News: Workshop Trip Costa Rica

  • Event flyer (EN)

    (5.9 MB PDF)

    Event flyer Spanish

    (0.0 B PDF)