Inventory of Fractured-Porous Rock Aquifers for Managed Aquifer Recharge with Desalinated Seawater

Author: UGOE
Partner Organisations: HSI, Elias Salameh, Marwan Al-Raggad

Key Findings

  • The Coastal Aquifer in Israel and Palestine is suitable for seasonal water storage. Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR) may also help to control seawater intrusion.
  • Despite being a karst system, the Western Mountain Aquifer has considerable potential for large-scale, multi-annual water storage.
  • Due to low flow velocities, the Disi Aquifer is highly suitable for the long-term storage of desalinated water. Additionally, MAR could reduce the rate of increasing salinity and radioactivity concomitant with the decreasing water table.

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