WEBINAR: The Role of Managed Aquifer Recharge in Meeting Water Policy Goals - MAR in Action

ORIGINALLY AIRED: June 22, 2022 | 1:00 - 2:00 PM ET



Sharon B. Megdal
Director of the University of Arizona Water Resources Research Center
AWRA Board Member

Sharon B. Megdal, Ph.D. is Director of the University of Arizona Water Resources Research Center (WRRC), Professor of Environmental Science, C.W. & Modene Neely Endowed Professor, and Distinguished Outreach Professor. She aims to bridge the academic, practitioner, and civil society communities through water policy and management research, education, and engagement programs. The geographic scope of Dr. Megdal’s work ranges from local to international. Applied research projects include analysis of water management, policy, and governance in water-scarce regions, groundwater recharge, and transboundary aquifer assessment. Professor Megdal holds a Ph.D. degree in Economics from Princeton University. Her full CV is at https://wrrc.arizona.edu/director.


World Water Day’s theme, “Groundwater, Making the Invisible Visible,” is extending throughout 2022, and Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR) figures prominently in discussions and publications focused on policy option for addressing water management challenges. Deliberately adding water to an aquifer is recognized as a key mechanism for enhancing water quantity and quality, especially as climate change is placing additional stress on water resources. Using Arizona as a case study, this webinar presentation focuses on how a sound regulatory framework for MAR is foundational to deployment of underground storage and recovery programs designed to meet multiple water policy goals, including those related to Colorado River utilization and shortage conditions.

Sharon B. Megdal, Director of the University of Arizona Water Resources Research Center and AWRA Board member, will draw upon years of MAR experience to discuss Arizona’s MAR accomplishments – and challenges. Download and read Sharon's article about MAR.

Learning Objectives

  1. Discover what water management objectives have been advanced by MAR globally.
  2. Identify key elements of a sound MAR regulatory framework.
  3. Consider how Arizona’s deployment of MAR to advance water policy and management objectives can be transferred elsewhere.

Webinar Recording & PDH Certificate

Included with your webinar registration is access to a recording of the program and a fillable certificate to self-report your Professional Development Hour (PDH)/Continuing Education Credit (CEU). Your certificate will be available to download and a link to the recording of this webinar will be sent within a week of the live program from [email protected]. The recording is exclusively for you, the registrant of the webinar. They are not to be shared or forwarded.


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