KWR project in the news - Freshman to aid aquifer recharge
“Dutch utility Dunea has begun piloting a new concept that integrates its use of different coastal groundwater sources. Dunea supplies drinking water to 1.3 million customers in The Hague and surrounding areas in the Netherlands. Its main freshwater resource is a managed aquifer recharge (MAR) system, which has been operating in coastal dunes since the
1950s. Pre-treated river water is infiltrated in the coastal dunes to replenish the natural freshwater lens and balance the freshwater extraction for the production of drinking water.
The presence of brackish groundwater below the lens restricts expansion of this approach. Facing increased demand for water as a result of population growth, and recognising the risk of extreme drought and low river discharges, Dunea is piloting the extraction of brackish water as an option for increasing its supply capacity.”
(Citation: van Tuijn, J. – KWR project in the news – Freshman to aid aquifer recharge – The Source (2022)April, p.28-30)