Abstracts of presentations given on Tuesday, 18 July 2006, in session 12 of the UCOWR Conference.


The University of Florida has conducted a significant research program over the last four years investigating various aspects of Aquifer, Storage and Recovery (ASR). One pillar of this research effort was the compilation of ASR field data from around the world. Data and supporting information was compiled for over 50 ASR sites located in the United States, England, Australia, India, and Africa. This field data review was completed with two main objectives. First, the ASR operating data was reviewed to evaluate operational similarities and differences. Second, the ASR field data was reviewed to identify fatal flaws that could be avoided at future ASR projects or lessons learned that could aid existing and future ASR projects. Summary tables were prepared comparing basic site information, such as geologic environment or aquifer transmissivity, and site operational characteristics, such as recharge water quality and geochemical issues. Data from 50 of the ASR sites are reviewed in this article. The data revealed that a majority of the sites have been successful in meeting their project goals and objectives; however, a few of the sites have had considerable problems that have limited their overall feasibility.