The Wetsus Congress 2023, held on October 9th and 10th, successfully drew approximately 700 participants to engage in an inclusive two-day program. The central theme of the event, “Environmental Resilience to Novel Entities,” was comprehensively examined from a diverse array of perspectives.

A special session was organized by NINFA members Roel Meulepas and Ahmed Mahmoud from Wetsus, titled “Managed Aquifer Recharge for Drought Resilience“, exploring the intricacies, possibilities, and challenges encountered when employing managed aquifer recharge as a viable technique to mitigate the impacts of drought, aligning closely with the principal objectives of the NINFA project.

The session featured three illuminating presentations from:

  • Niels Hartog (KWR, Netherlands) providing valuable insights into the operational intricacies of managed aquifer recharge and the associated water quality challenges.
  • Nora Sutton (Wageningen University) expounded upon a range of techniques designed to engineer the biodegradation of organic micropollutants within groundwater systems.

Jan Willem Foppen (Delft University of Technology) explored the potential of employing encapsulated DNA particles as tracers to characterize the hydrological properties of managed aquifer recharge systems. This academic congregation showcased a remarkable confluence of expertise and knowledge, enriching our collective understanding of the critical topic of environmental resilience.

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Published On: October 10, 2023
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