Online Course 2: Building a MAR project

Steps to ensure technically feasible, economically viable, safe and sustainable MAR projects.

In this Online MAR Course 2 you will learn about:
• Planning a MAR project
• Siting and design – aquifer suitability
• Information for design, budgeting and approvals
• Construction
• Commissioning
• Case studies of operating problems and solutions

Date: Tuesday, 30 July 2019

Time: 10:30am (Australia/Sydney; find your local time)

Location: Online

Format: 3-hour live and interactive online sessions (includes 10 min break), with pre and post course content to complete

Cost: AU$195 for any single course, or AU$495 for all 3 courses in the series.

Chair: Peter Dillon

Contact: Trevor Pillar


Peter Dillon


Peter is an Honorary Research Fellow at CSIRO Land and Water after he retired in 2014 after 29 years in groundwater research mostly on managed aquifer recharge with stormwater and reclaimed water. He ... Read more

Russell Martin

Wallbridge Gilbert Aztec (WGA)

Russell has over 30 years of experience as a geologist/hydrogeologist with extensive Public and Private sector experience in groundwater resources management, water sensitive urban design and integrat... Read more

Declan Page


As the CSIRO Group Leader, Environmental Contaminant Mitigation and Biotechnology, Declan is an international research leader in water recycling via aquifers. His professional experience includes huma... Read more


For all MAR courses click thru to the Groundwater webpage.

About the MAR Online Course Series

This series consists of a free webinar and 3 short courses over 13 weeks.
Join us for the full series (all 3 courses) $495 or 1 course $195.

Register for all 3 courses.

The Australian Water School has collaborated with CSIRO and WGA to bring you these high level, interactive courses which address the science, technology and management of Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR).

We will begin with a comprehensive overview of MAR. Then we will consider how to plan and build a MAR project. Finally, we will study the issues around the ongoing management of a MAR project

National and international case studies will be presented and discussions will include what is MAR, how it can improve water management, planning a MAR Project, siting and design, approvals, construction, commissioning, monitoring, risk management.

The presenters are a group of highly-regarded MAR researchers and managers internationally: Dr Peter Dillon, Mr Russell Martin and Dr Declan Page

A pre-course, webinar is being offered for 1 hour on Tues 30th April 2019 1.30pm (Australia/Adelaide Time).

  • The courses will be delivered through 6 units via the learning platform.
  • They are live and interactive, with each course running for 3-hours
  • They will be offered as follows:
      • Course 1: Tues 23rd July 2019 10:00am (Australia/Adelaide Time)
      • Course 2: Tues 30th July 2019 10:00am (Australia/Adelaide Time)
      • Course 3: Tues 6th Aug 2019 10:00am (Australia/Adelaide Time)
  • If you cannot attend live, each course will be recorded & uploaded to the learning platform for your viewing later.
  • There are Pre-and-post-course materials to be completed via the learning platform.
  • PDF of course materials will be available, including PowerPoints for all sessions.

Pre-course reading and video watching is encouraged. There is also an opportunity to tailor the sessions to your direct questions via the initial survey.

A good internet connection. Headset and camera is also encouraged to allow for greater interaction.

On completion of the course attendees will be issued with a Certificate of Participation.