the normal water supply project development stages of planning, design,
authorisation and implementation. They cannot be considered simple
interventions whereby excess surface water is transferred underground
on an ad hoc basis in the hope that this will solve water shortage
problems. If the project is not properly planned, it is unlikely that
it will have the expected benefits. Artificial recharge projects differ
from conventional water supply infrastructure development projects in
two significant ways:
- A significant
period of testing is almost
required prior to developing the design and implementation plan.
recharge projects are site specific
each project will have its own particular objectives.
testing helps to
project specific conditions, it is also important to start relatively
small and have incremental increases in capacity as the variables of
the particular situation are monitored and better understood.
lists the key tasks for assessing the feasibility of an
artificial recharge scheme and is aimed at the implementer.
Responsibilities of the DWA are outlined in Section
the Artificial Recharge Strategy.