Agreement formalised for regulation of managed aquifer recharge
A formalised agreement on the regulation of Managed Aquifer Recharge in South Australia was signed earlier this month.
The heads of the EPA and Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR) came together to sign the agreement of intent.
The purpose of the statement sets out the general principles for consultation and communication on matters of regulatory or mutual interest.
The statement will also facilitate coordination of regulatory and policy activities relating to Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR).
The EPA and DEWNR have complementary functions in the regulatory area for Managed Aquifer Recharge.
Under this statement MAR is defined as the process of intentionally recharging water into an aquifer for the purpose of storage for human use or environmental benefit.