What is “Managed Recharge?”
How to Improve Groundwater Supply and Quality
About the Upcoming Presentation
“Managed recharge” is an increasingly popular strategy among water managers to replenish underground aquifers and increase the amount of water stored underground. The stored water may be available for use in dry years when surface water supplies (like rivers and lakes) may be low. If done correctly, it also offers opportunities to improve groundwater quality. For managed recharge to be successful, managers must consider the nature of water sources, available space in aquifers, the composition of soils, and processes that can reduce contamination during infiltration.
Join Andy to understand why California must boost its groundwater resources, and see the results from recent field, laboratory, and modeling studies that show how and where improvements can be achieved. This work is being done as part of a novel program to incentivize resource enhancement through net metering of groundwater pumping.
About the Speaker
Andrew Fisher is a Distinguished Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences at the University of California, Santa Cruz, where he teaches classes in geology, groundwater, and computer modeling. Fisher earned a B.S. in Geology from Stanford University, and a Ph.D. in Marine Geology and Geophysics from the University of Miami. He is a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union, the Geological Society of America (GSA), and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Fisher received the O. E. Meinzer Award in Hydrogeology from the GSA, and two Excellence in Teaching Awards from UC Santa Cruz.
What is Science Sunday?
Science Sunday is for everyone interested in the world around them. Join us on the third Sunday of every month (except December) for a public lecture from a marine scientist who presents current research and topics in an entertaining and easy-to-understand format, with up-to-date photos, video, and discussion.
- Time: 1:30 PM; lectures are one hour long and include time for a few questions at the end.
- Location: Online; webinar preregistration is required.
- Recommended for ages 10 and older.