Managed aquifer recharge is considered as an increasingly relevant solution for integrated water management planning in Latin America with the goal of maintaining, enhancing and replenishing stressed groundwater systems and, at the same time, ensuring the maintenance of ecological processes to mitigate climate change and preserve biodiversity. The brochure compiled by the DIGIRES project contains a collection of case studies from different Latin American countries, demonstrating the potential of managed aquifer recharge through the identification and dissemination of several success stories throughout the region, showing the great diversity of applications, water sources and MAR techniques involved.


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  • Adaptation of ancient techniques for groundwater recharge in Manglaralto, Ecuador
    Social engagement to recharge the aquifer and to secure water supply in rural areas
  • Application of groundwater recharge to counteract aquifer salinization in Paraguay
    Urban rainfall harvesting to recharge the aquifer and minimize water supply and quality problems
  • Recovering groundwater levels in the Rimac aquifer, Peru
    Implementing MAR to recover groundwater levels and secure water supply in urban areas
  • Managed aquifer recharge as an economically suitable and sustainable solution for the disposal of treated wastewater
    Successful MAR scheme in Mexico to counteract aquifer depletion and river contamination
  • Groundwater recharge to increase water availability for irrigation in rural areas of Brazil
    The benefits of maximizing groundwater storage to improve food production
  • Application of managed recharge to boost infiltration and prevent urban flooding in San Luis Potosi, Mexico
    The integration of MAR to recover aquifer levels and minimize damage by intense precipitation events
  • Application of groundwater recharge to recover aquifer levels in the Ica Valley, Peru
    Implementing MAR to help overcome water depletion caused by extensive irrigation
  • Managed aquifer recharge as a measure to lower production costs of drinking water in Valparaiso, Chile
    MAR techniques to boost natural infiltration
  • A gradual path towards groundwater recharge to face water-related problems in the Department of Sucre, Colombia
    Artificial recharge as a viable solution to deal with groundwater overexploitation
  • Groundwater recharge as a tool to minimize flood risks and enhance infiltration in Natal, Brazil
    Integration of detention and infiltration reservoirs into the urban drainage system