An experimental session on artificial recharge of groundwater was held at the AGU Fall Meeting in San Francisco, December 8–13, 1985. The session combined a state-of the-art oral presentation followed by poster papers and ending with a panel discussion about research needs.
Organization of the symposium, with mixed presentation, was not straightforward. The program showed two sessions: one oral and one for posters. The program committee deleted the research needs panel from the program, but there was so much interest that AGU assigned a room and, by word of mouth, about 10 people attended. It was important to have that segment and would have been better to have had it in the program.