Join the INOWAS Summer School on MAR in Dresden, Germany


From 4 till 15 September 2017, INOWAS will organise its second International Summer School on Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR). This course will be hosted by TU Dresden and takes place in its main campus. IGRAC Researcher Nienke Ansems will be one of the lecturers during the course. Tuition fee, accommodation (on TUD campus), lunch and technical trips will be covered for all selected participants. Application deadline: 15 May 2017.

INOWAS Summer School on MAR

During the 2nd International INOWAS Summer School on MAR 2017, the participants will learn about the benefits of managed aquifer recharge as a component of sustainable water management strategies. Different MAR techniques will be presented from a practical perspective and the participants will be able to design, simulate and discuss different aspects of MAR implementation. Beside technical issues, an overview will be provided on the financial and economic aspects of MAR, as well as legal regulations and policies. The technical trips to MAR schemes in Pirna, Dresden and Berlin will round up the two-weeks summer school programme.


The content of the summer school is designed for early career scientists, professionals and representatives of ministries, water service operators, academic and research institutions, with background in hydrogeology, hydrology, water management and environmental sciences. The summer school is especially relevant for participants that are already confronted in their work with overexploited aquifers, saltwater intrusion, and water reuse. Together with the application, a short description of your current work must be provided (max 1 page), in which you need to emphasize the main water-related challenges in your country or in your work (if possible, please try to already identify if managed aquifer recharge could be an option for you and explain why). Applications from developing countries will be given priority, previous experience with groundwater modeling and GIS will be considered advantage but is not a requirement.


Participation to INOWAS Summer School 2017 is free of charge, including accommodation on TUD campus, lunch and coffee breaks, lectures’ handouts, and technical trips. The participants must cover travel costs including visa and travel/health insurance (a limited number of travel scholarships will be provided).

Appy now!

Please send your application before 15 May 2017 by email in a single PDF file to: Claudia Schönekerl ( The application shall include: a motivation letter (max. 1 page), the outline of your current work/research (max. 1 page), curriculum vitae, list of publications. Please note that applications sent after the deadline will not be taken into consideration.