A Chalk Aquifer Alliance event, hosted by Bury Water Meadows Group
The talk addresses these questions:
What is managed aquifer recharge? How can it be used?
Where is it used in the UK? Why is it used more extensively in other countries?
Is there potential for integration with natural & engineered flood management?
Who are the stakeholders in understanding its benefits & applications?
When will its use increase in the UK?
Dr Mike Jones is a hydrogeologist with over 30 years’ experience spanning groundwater resources, hydrogeology & geology in the water industry, consultancy and research. At Thames Water he has directed major groundwater resource schemes from feasibility assessment of future options through to development, licensing & operation, to support public water supply during drought and future supply in an uncertain climate. He also provides technical direction on the impact assessment of groundwater abstraction on water-dependent environment to support abstraction sustainability, as well as the risk-based impact assessment of infrastructure development on groundwater abstraction.
Mike’s work has included the exploration, development & operation of managed aquifer recharge schemes, which can be important contributors to water supply resilience to climate change. In recent years, his role has widened to include water resource systems and water treatment works modelling to support operational and asset investment decision-making.