WIT Press


Artificial Infiltration As An Integrated Water Resources Management Tool

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/WP140181

Volume

182

Pages

10

Published

2014

Size

1,260 kb

Author(s)

Z. Boukalová, J. Těšitel, Z. Hrkal & D. Kahuda

Abstract

In recent years, water shortages have become an increasing concern, with a growing imbalance between water demand and availability reaching critical levels in the world. Managed aquifer recharge incorporated to integrated water resource management (IWRM) is an effective solution to this challenge and could assure sufficient water supply in the local or regional scale, for all the end users. The main objective of the paper is the presentation of different technologies of artificial infiltration that could be incorporated in the process of integrated water resource management at a local scale, where competing demands of different users and stakeholders can be communicated and managed effectively. The paper is based on the research related to the project PROTĚŽ (Development of advanced technology for environmental protection and incorporation of this knowledge into new tools for better-integrated water management in the catchment scale) and the EUREKA project STORAGE (Sustainable TOols for gRoundwater manAGEment optimisation and water scarcity mitigation). Keywords: groundwater, integrated water resources management, rainwater harvesting, monitoring, Czech Republic, Nepal.

Keywords

groundwater, integrated water resources management, rainwater harvesting, monitoring, Czech Republic, Nepal.