Study shows managed aquifer recharge technique is aiding Texas to tackle extreme weather
One minute we’re suffering from a summer drought; the next minute an intense storm rolls in and a month’s worth of rain falls in a day. As our world becomes warmer the chances of climate extremes, such as droughts and floods, become greater.
We can’t control the weather, but we can manage the water. A technique known as managed aquifer recharge, where flood water is captured and injected into aquifers, is already helping the US state of Texas ride out the worst of its weather extremes.