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PREVENTING GROUNDWATER CONTAMINATION RELATED TO GLOBAL AND CLIMATE CHANPREVENTING GROUNDWATER CONTAMINATION RELATED TO GLOBAL AND CLIMATE CHANGE THROUGH A HOLISTIC APPROACH ON MANAGED AQUIFER RECHARGE

Objective

The impact climate and global change (CC and GC) is endangering human health, food security and biodiversity. Urgent action is needed to achieve 2030 zero pollution goals.

MAR2PROTECT will provide a holistic approach to prevent groundwater (GW) contamination from GC and CC impacts based on a new-generation managed aquifer recharge (MAR). The core of the innovative MAR is the M-AI-R DSS that will incorporate technological and societal engagement information using an AI-based evaluation to improve GW quality. To ensure a high replication potential, M-AI-R DSS will collect information from 5 demo sites in EU (PT, IT, ES, NL) and 2 in non-EU countries (TN, ZA) which were carefully chosen by their degree of maturity from previous successful projects and a wide range of settings in terms of climatic conditions, water sources, type of pollution, MAR scheme and political/societal context. All technologies will be tested and validated until TRL5. MAR2PROTECT will ensure a strong engagement of civil society in GW prevention actions, up to a SRL equal to 6. The project will involve national and EU policy makers that, in collaboration with a Community of Practice formed by worldwide experts, will guarantee the strengthening EU policy for the prevention of GW contamination.

Thanks to its holistic approach and to the high replicability of its results, MAR2PROTECT will lead to a marked enhancement in GW protection across the EU and beyond, and to the generation of knowledge for the transition to a sustainable water management. The consortium includes 8 partners and 1 affiliated entity from 6 different EU-countries and Switzerland and 2 international partners from Tunisia and South Africa: 2 Universities (UNIBO, KTU), 7 RTOs (NOVA-COO, CIIMAR, CETAND +AQUA, IHE, IT, ISSBAT, SUWI) and 1 Association (FEUGA). In addition, the inclusion of 3 large water utilities as associated partners and a policy maker from ZA will lead to a relevant enhancement of the project impact.

Coordinator

NOVA ID FCT - ASSOCIACAO PARA A INOVACAO E DESENVOLVIMENTO DA FCT
Net EU contribution
€ 710 007,00
Address
Campus De Caparica Faculdade De Ciencias E Tecnologia Da Universidade Nova De Lisboa
2829 516 Caparica
Portugal

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Region
Continente Área Metropolitana de Lisboa Área Metropolitana de Lisboa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 710 007,00

Participants (10)

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 695 625,00
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna

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Region
Nord-Est Emilia-Romagna Bologna
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 695 625,00
FUNDACION EMPRESA UNIVERSIDAD GALLEGA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 326 625,00
Address
Rua Lope Gomez De Marzoa Campus Universitario Sur
15705 Santiago De Compostela

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Region
Galicia A Coruña
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 326 625,00
CENTRO INTERDISCIPLINAR DE INVESTIGACAO MARINHA E AMBIENTAL
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 245 875,00
Address
Av General Norton De Matos S/n
4450 208 Matosinhos

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Region
Continente Norte Área Metropolitana do Porto
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 245 875,00
FUNDACION CENTRO ANDALUZ DE INVESTIGACIONES DEL AGUA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 319 000,00
Address
Avenida Severo Ochoa 7
29590 Malaga

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Region
Andalucía Málaga
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 319 000,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

AQUATEC PROYECTOS PARA EL SECTOR DEL AGUA SA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 49 950,00
Address
Calle Santa Leonor 39
28037 Madrid

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 49 950,00
STICHTING IHE DELFT INSTITUTE FOR WATER EDUCATION
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 617 576,00
Address
Westvest 7
2611 AX Delft

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Region
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Delft en Westland
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 617 576,00
INSTITUTO DE TELECOMUNICACOES
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 360 000,00
Address
Campus Universitario De Santiago Universidade De Aveiro
3810 193 Gloria E Vera Cruz

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 360 000,00
INSTITUT SUPERIEUR DES SCIENCES BIOLOGIQUES APPLIQUEES DE TUNIS
Tunisia
Net EU contribution
€ 231 000,00
Address
9 Rue Zouheir Essafi
1006 Tunis

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 231 000,00
KAUNO TECHNOLOGIJOS UNIVERSITETAS
Lithuania
Net EU contribution
€ 180 250,00
Address
K Donelaicio 73
LT-44029 Kaunas

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Region
Lietuva Vidurio ir vakarų Lietuvos regionas Kauno apskritis
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 180 250,00
STELLENBOSCH UNIVERSITY
South Africa
Net EU contribution
€ 259 841,00
Address
Victoria Street Administration B Building
7600 Stellenbosch

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 259 841,00

Partners (5)

AGUAS DO TEJO ATLANTICO SA
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Etar De Alcantara Sita Na Avenida De Ceut
1300 254 Lisboa

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Region
Continente Área Metropolitana de Lisboa Área Metropolitana de Lisboa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
FACHHOCHSCHULE NORDWESTSCHWEIZ
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Bahnhofstrasse 6
5210 Windisch

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Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Nordwestschweiz Aargau
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
Dunea n.v.
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Louis Braillelaan 100
2719 EK Zoetermeer

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Region
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Agglomeratie ’s-Gravenhage
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
HERA SPA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Viale Berti Pichat 2/4
40127 Bologna

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Region
Nord-Est Emilia-Romagna Bologna
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
City of Cape Town
South Africa
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
44 Wale Street
8001 Cape Town

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Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00