22-27 September 2019
Trade Fairs and Congress Center (FYCMA)
Europe/Madrid timezone

Improving Freshwater Security in the Caribbean using Managed Aquifer Recharge

23 Sep 2019, 16:00
1h
Trade Fairs and Congress Center (FYCMA)

Trade Fairs and Congress Center (FYCMA)

Av. de José Ortega y Gasset, 201 29006 Malaga, Spain
Poster Topic 1 - Groundwater assessment and management Poster with refreshments

Speaker

Mr Anthony Daus (GSI Environmental, Inc.)

Description

Climate change poses a major threat to the freshwater supply in the Caribbean region due to a variety of factors including the small size of the countries, an overwhelming dependence on rainfall for the supply, the potential devastating impact of hurricanes on the water supply, and the proximity of groundwater aquifers to the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean. As part of an effort to improve the freshwater security and sustainability in the Caribbean region, a study was undertaken on behalf of the Interamerican Development Bank to identify suitable managed aquifer recharge strategies (MAR) for the region. This study focused on the technical and socio-economic dimensions of MAR, subsurface considerations and constraints when employing MAR technologies and methodologies, MAR management and governance, costs to implement and operate MAR programs, and case studies where MAR has been employed in or near the region. A decision tool was developed to assist in assessing potential implementation of MAR schemes.

Primary author

Mr Anthony Daus (GSI Environmental, Inc.)

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