International Summer School on Managed Aquifer Recharge
International Virtual Winter Seminar "Managed Aquifer Recharge"
Webinar 2: “Planning a riverbank filtration scheme”
Date: 17 March 2021
Time: 10:00 – 11:30 hours Central European Time
Intentional groundwater replenishment known as managed aquifer recharge (MAR) has advanced due to the high worldwide groundwater abstractions in the last 60 years and the emergence of new technologies for water treatment (Dillon et al., 2019). Riverbank filtration (RBF) is a technique of MAR and has been used for water supply in Europe for more than a century and is increasingly being used consciously as a water management technique in other parts of the world. With the intention to disseminate RBF knowledge and experiences to a growing interest group, this webinar is the second in a series of webinars on RBF as a technique of MAR that is being organised by the Division of Water Sciences at the HTW Dresden.
Schedule and Content
The webinar will cover the topics in the following schedule, but may not be limited to them:
The webinar series runs on the HTW Dresden platform Big Blue Button bbb.htw-dresden.de/b/san-fia-juk-nhu, Access code: 1417***. (only available after prior registration).
Audience and registration
The webinar series is aimed at national and international Master and PhD students, young professionals, members of academia and various ministries (e.g. waterworks), technical staff.
Participants are requested to send a confirmation of participation by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. (Confirmation of participation form attached)
The webinar series are free of charge and open to all. However, confirmation of participation by email is required prior to the webinar.
Participants are required to read the disclaimer before attending the webinar series. (disclaimer attached)
- Disclaimer (.pdf, 294 kB)
- Registration form MAR-WEB Webinar on Managed Aquifer Recharge (.pdf, 11,41 kB)
The HTW Dresden and Future.East is hosting an International Summer School on Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR) from 22.08 to 04.09.2021. The two-week course offers M.Sc. and PhD students and working professionals the opportunity to study basic, advanced and applied aspects of MAR with a strong focus on Riverbank Filtration (RBF). The course consists of expert lectures, MAR computer modelling practice, laboratory experiments and technical excursions to MAR sites supplemented by participant presentations and informal discussion sessions. The course focuses on sharing and exchanging knowledge and new ideas in the field of MAR.
The Summer School will be held in English. Student participants have the option of receiving 5 ECTS-Credits. The number of participants is limited to 20.
- MAR basics with a focus on Riverbank Filtration (RBF)
- Design of MAR schemes
- Water quality aspects
- Pre- and post-treatment
- Numerical modelling of MAR/RBF systems
- Introduction to the INOWAS-DSS Portal (TU Dresden)
- Operation and monitoring
- Regulatory aspects, environmental and health risk assessments
- Group work and discussions on sustainable MAR/RBF approaches
- Two technical excursions to waterworks using MAR/RBF
// Registration & Welcome
// Participant introductions and expectations
// MAR and RBF introduction
// Hydraulic aspects incl. clogging issues
// Design of MAR/RBF schemes
// Worldwide application of MAR/RBF
// INOWAS DSS Portal
// Short presentations from participants
// Energy efficiency and siphon systems
// Laboratory practical on clogging
Technical excursion to MAR/RBF sites in and around Dresden and Summer School BBQ
// Water quality aspects I
// Attenuation processes
// Removal of pathogens, organic matter and organic
// Short presentations from participants
// Water quality aspects II
// Behaviour of Fe, Mn, NH4
// Pre- and post-treatment
// Interactive online quiz on MAR/RBF
// Laboratory practical on analytical field tests
// Design of abstraction and infiltration wells
// Well operation and maintenance
// Numerical modelling of MAR/RBF systems I
// RBF modelling exercise in computer lab I
// Impact of flow gradient, well location etc.
// Tools for RBF design
// Numerical modelling of MAR/RBF systems II
// RBF modelling exercise in computer lab II
// Impact of aquifer parameters & boundary conditions
// Group project on RBF site design
Technical excursion to MAR/RBF sites in Saxony
Summer School Dinner
Further program contents
// Water quality aspects III
// SOMA tool to predict the behaviour of OMPs
// Monitoring of MAR/RBF schemes
// Laboratory practical on data logging or experiments
to simulate RBF processes
// Regulatory, environmental and health aspects
// Risk assessment
// Group project on coupling RBF and artificial recharge
// Individual online quiz on MAR/RBF
// Optional: Written exam for student participants
// Course evaluation and feedback
Please apply by 30.04.2021 by sending your CV and the application (registration form) form via email to:
You will receive the decision about your acceptance by 15.05.2021 at the latest. In case your application is not accepted, we encourage you to apply to one of the upcoming summer schools in 2022 and 2023. The Summer School is organized by the Division of Water Sciences, HTW Dresden, as part of the Project Future.East funded by DAAD.
Accommodation and travelling costs
The accommodation is arranged in our International Guest House at a cost of 27€/night including a small breakfast. The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) will partly cover the accomodation and the travel expences for the international participants. You may also book your own accomodation in one of the nearby hotels, e.g. Ibis Budget Hotel, located in the city centre, opposite the Old Town and the Elbe River and only 10 minutes walk to the MARISS venue. The cost is about 59 €/night including breakfast. Those wishing to stay beyond the end of the summer school to explore the beauty of Dresden and Saxony are requested to arrange their own accomodation. Participants have to arrange their own arrival and departure.
Visa (outside EU-Countries international Participants)
Please note that you may need a valid visa upon entry in Germany. Please contact your Foreign Office/ State Department in advance to find out how and when you can apply for a visa. You will receive a formal invitation letter to attend the summer school with our acceptance letter by 15 May 2021, which can be used for your visa application. Please bear in mind that the application process can take several weeks. If your visa application process takes longer than 3 months, and if you require an answer before 15 May 2021, please let us know as soon as possible.
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