Managed aquifer recharge: an assessment of its role and effectiveness in watershed management [Report]
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Final report of the DFID KAR project R8169: Augmenting groundwater resources by artificial recharge (AGRAR).
Watershed development, with a strong focus on groundwater recharge, is being widely promoted across India. Most projects take as granted that watershed treatment leads to increased recharge and rising groundwater levels in the watershed as a whole. These changes are assumed to lead to improvements in water supply. However, the specific impacts of recharge interventions (as opposed to more general watershed development) are rarely evaluated or scientifically documented.
This report provides a synthesis of research findings from three locations in India where managed aquifer recharge forms a significant part of watershed development.The insights and recommendations of this report are intended to stimulate debate around the policy and practice of managed aquifer recharge in India and elsewhere.
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Year Published 2006