Water Resources Research, a peer-reviewed scientific journal published by the American Geophysical Union, awarded Sarfaraz Alam, Ph.D. ’21, the 2020 Editor’s Choice Award. Alam, who is the lead author of the paper, has been featured by the publication previously.
The paper entitled “Can Managed Aquifer Recharge Mitigate the Groundwater Overdraft in California’s Central Valley?” discusses the use of excess winter floodwaters for groundwater banking. The paper explores the strategy as a way to alleviate the chronic water depletion in the area.
The article was part of Alam’s dissertation at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering. Co-authors of the paper include Alam’s mentor and civil and environmental engineering professor Mekonnen Gebremichael and geography professor Dennis Lettenmaier. Lettenmaier also holds a joint appointment in civil and environmental engineering.
Link to “Can Managed Aquifer Recharge Mitigate the Groundwater Overdraft in California’s Central Valley?”
Link to “UCLA Civil Engineering Alumnus Featured in Leading Geophysical Journal on Groundwater Storage Recovery”