On July 14, M&A’s Mark Cross presented a seminar entitled “Large-Scale Artificial Recharge in Arizona: Experiences and Lessons Learned” to an audience of over 200.
The seminar was a joint initiative between the University of Chile, the University of Talca, the International Hydrologic Program of UNESCO, the business Sociedad del Canal de Maipo, and the Latin American Association of Hydrogeology for Development.
Abstract: Climate change models predict that water availability in central Chile will continue declining, primarily due to reductions in precipitation and increasing water demands. Consequently, groundwater levels in this region have been drastically affected. Artificial recharge has proven an effective means to store and use water resources, as demonstrated by experiences in Arizona and Israel.