WEBINAR: MAR Essentials

Managed Aquifer Recharge: Where to begin? What are the benefits and risks?

This webinar will cover the key issues that need to be addressed when establishing a MAR scheme.
It is also the forerunner for the MAR Essentials Workshop in Perth Thurs 26th - Fri 27th Oct 2017

Date: Thursday, 7 September, 2017

Location: Anywhere you are.

Contact: Trevor Pillar Email: training@autralianwaterschool.com.au

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Karen Johnston

Managed Recharge

Karen Johnston is a Principal Hydrogeologist/Geochemist with 21 years’ experience in Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR).  She has recently established a groundwater consultancy specialising in MAR, Managed Recharge, after 20 years with the well-regarded hydrogeological consulting firm, Rockwater. Karen completed her Master of Science researching geochemical reactions in aquifer storage and recovery (ASR) systems, working on the internationally recognised Andrew’s Farm project in South Australia with the CSIRO. She commenced working with the Water Corporation in 1999, investigating the potential use of ASR in Perth’s integrated water supply system, helping to establish two state of the art ASR trial sites, Jandakot and Mirrabooka, which were direct precursors to the Beenyup Groundwater Replenishment Scheme, for which Karen is the lead hydrogeological consultant.  Karen has extensive experience in assessing the feasibility and viability of potential aquifer replenishment schemes, and was responsible for hydrogeological assessment and implementation of the Hartfield Park stormwater recharge scheme at Forrestfield; the first and only municipal ASR project of its kind in Western Australia, as well as wastewater re-use projects such as the Ocean Road scheme in Mandurah.

Russell Martin


Russell has over 25 years experience as a Geologist and Hydrogeologist, specializing in petrophysicsfor reservoir characterisation and groundwater resource assessment, development and management. He has extensive management and consulting experience in Australia, and is recognised nationally and internationally as a technical specialist in the area of managed aquifer recharge (MAR). Russell has extensive experience in the areas of hydrological assessments of regional and local groundwater systems. During his time as Manager of the Groundwater Group at the Department of Water Land and Biodiversity Conservation (DWLBC) he held numerous committee positions that included the National Groundwater Committee, the Murray Darling Basin Groundwater Technical Committee and Chairman of the State Aquifer Storage and Recovery Coordinating Committee.


Register free:  https://zoom.us/webinar/register/914c700b8a9619a57c24e00bf0acd2b8
When: Thursday 7th Sept 2017
Time: 2.00pm AEST (QLD, NSW, ACT, VIC, TAS)
1:30pm ACST (SA, NT)
11.00am AWST (WA)
Presenters: Karen Johnston (Managed Recharge) and Russ Martin (Aqueon)
Chair: Trevor Pillar, National Partnerships Manager, ICE WaRM
Cost: Free
Format: 20min presentation then 25min Q&A
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