WaterTalks: Water Storage: Nature-based Solutions for Resilient Communities


Pieter van der Zaag is a professor of integrated water resources management at the UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education in Delft, The Netherlands and professor at Delft University of Technology. This talk was presented on Sept. 15, 2016 as part of the Water Institute's ongoing WaterTalks series.
The presentation addresses if alternative ways of increasing water storage capacity exist that minimize negative impacts. Topics covered include: 1) enhanced availability and use of groundwater through soil and water conservation measures and artificial recharge and 2) enhanced storage capacity in dry river beds of seasonal (ephemeral) rivers, through so-called sand dams.

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