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de-FLuoridation technologies for imprOving quality of WatEr and agRo-animal products along the East African Rift Valley in the context of aDaptation to climate change.

Deliverables

Communication strategy and simplified Plan

Description of the overall strategy that will guide the communication actions along the project, including a simplified Plan for the communication activities and materials to be used.

Land cover, soil moisture, geomorphological maps and new algorithms of classification

Report and maps with the technical description of the algorithms for the classification of remote sensing data. In the report the new land cover/land use legend will be discussed and the implementation of the innovative system of satellite image used through the mobile app (FLOWERED-GeoDBapp) will be described.

Gender equality

Report with the description of the involvement of women in the project, especially in relation to activities in each of the Case Study sites. Questionnaires and reports required by the European Commission concerning gender issues will be submitted

Analysis of climate change impacts on water resources.

The deliverable will report the main changes in the water availability and groundwater cycles at seasonal timescale expected from different anthropogenic climate change scenarios.

Background value and origin of Fluoride in water bodies, groundwater and soils in the target areas and hydrogeochemical model. Part 2

Hydrogeochemical model (origin of solutes and natural processes / human activities generating the high Fluoride levels in water bodies, groundwater and soils in the three target areas) will be performed by the use of multi-isotopic tools jointly with the interpretation of geochemistry, hydrogeological features, background values of F- and spatial examination of land uses.

Report on the distribution of dental and skeletal fluorosis in the main domestic animals

Report on percentage distribution of dental and skeletal fluorosis in the main domestic animals in the case study areas of Tanzania and Kenya.

1nd Scientific Advisory Board report

Report with the first external evaluation of the project.

Future climate scenarios

This deliverable will contain information on near future rainfall cycles ad runoff variability and change in the East African Rift Valley.

Report on soil amendment benefits and constraints for crop productivity

Report on soil amendments benefits and constraints for crop productivity and agricultural products quality.

FLOWERED SHAREGeoNetwork, thematic databases. Version 1

Technical report with the description of the innovative implementations of the first version of the system FLOWERED SHAREGeoNetwork with the HW and SW requirements.

Defluoridation methods

This document will consist of the review of the defluoridation methods applied in rural areas worldwide.

Monitoring network implementation. Part 1

It will consist on the maps of the implemented monitoring network and on the methodological reports for its implementation. The monitoring programme (timing and protocol analysis) will be also reported.

Regional Hydrogeological assessment

It will consist on a comprehensive advanced review and reinterpretation of geology and structural geology in order to define hydrogeological features along the East Rift Valley System.

Report on dissemination and communication activities

Compendium of the dissemination and communication actions carried out up to M20, including a description/photos of the events (workshops, open field and farm days) or the activities (press releases, publication on main social platforms, etc.) carried out, and a copy/description of the material produced (policy notes, publications, conferences’ proceedings, technical leaflets, datasheets, newsletters, etc.). The Report will include the updated dissemination and communication plans up to M20.

Report on Training and Capacity building activities

Starting with a simplified updated scheme of the training/capacity building activities carried out all along the project, the Report contains the description of the students’ exchanges, interdisciplinary theory-practice course and training activities carried out to enhance the capacity of local actors to respond to fluoride contamination and related issues.

Background value and origin of Fluoride in water bodies, groundwater and soils in the target areas and hydrogeochemical model. Part 1

It will consist on the output of the statistical/geochemical elaboration on a wide Fluoride dataset collected in near-pristine surface and groundwater bodies (certainly not influenced by anthropogenic activity).

Crowd-generating data activities

Report with the description of the activity of crowd generating data through the FLOWERED-GeoDBapp. The methodology of involvement of local communities, data acquisition and validation of the final products will be described. Moreover, the report will discuss the participatory activities of the local communities.

Geological and Hydrogeological assessment and Groundwater model of the target areas.

It will consist on a reconstruction of geological and structural features of Awassa Lake Catchment (Ethiopia), Njoro Sub-County in Nakuru County (Kenia), Arumeru district-Arusha region (Tanzania), on the basis of geophysical prospection and direct geological field surveys. Maps and reports will be redacted.

2nd Scientific Advisory Board report

Report with the final external evaluation of the project

Monitoring network: water quality maps. Part 2

It will consist in several quality maps in order to highlight areas subject to fluoride contamination

Bulletins relating to promising agricultural strategies for mitigating fluoride contamination.

Bulletins on the most promising agricultural strategies for mitigating fluoride contamination in cropping and livestock systems in Tanzania and Kenya

Effective local materials for water defluoridation

Report and first draft of a scientific paper on the comparative study on the most effective local organic and inorganic materials for water defluoridation tested by NM-AIST and UOE.

Report on F accumulation in bone and soft tissue of domestic and wild animals

Report on F accumulation in bone and soft tissue of domestic and wild animals.

Data Management Plan

The report “Data Management Plan” will describe which data will be collected, processed or generated and following what methodology and standards, whether and how these data will be exploited, shared and/or made open, and how it will be preserved. The policy described in the Plan will reflect the Consortium agreement regarding data management and will be consistent with those referring to exploitation and protection of results.

FLOWERED-GeoDBapp

Report with the technical description of the innovative mobile application (FLOWERED-GeoDBapp) for supporting the activity of crowd generating data. The tools for the installation and using and dedicated to the collection of local geo- information on land use, water uses, irrigation systems will be described. By M18, FLOWERED-GeoDBapp will be available for downloading through the FLOWERED website.

Dissemination plan and materials

A plan setting out the activities (type of activity, goal, audience, message, media, responsibilities of the involved actors, timeline, etc.) to be devoted to the dissemination of results, the structure of the training and capacity building actions, and the related materials to be produced (leaflets, demonstration cd, technical training materials, etc.) will be provided at the beginning of the project.

FLOWERED SHAREGeoNetwork, thematic databases. Version 2

The deliverable will report the procedures for the installation and management of the final version of the FLOWERED SHAREGeoNetwork system. The description of the data acquired and available (GEO-DBs) will be done with the details for their sharing, according to the EU specifications.

Databases on cropping, livestock and soil systems of the case study areas

"The database will report information on the most representative crops, number and type of animals per farm, ""business as usual"" agricultural and livestock practices, main physical-chemical soil traits."

Publications

Geological and hydrogeological features controlling mechanisms of fluoride enrichment in groundwater in the East African Rift System

Author(s): G. Ghiglieri, S. Da Pelo, M. Pistis, M. T. Melis, F. Dessì, G. Oggiano, B. Abebe, T. Azazegn, T. Haile
Published in: Proceedings of Flowpath 2017, Ghiglieri G. & Da Pelo S. Eds, UniCA Open Jornals, 2017, Page(s) 137-138
DOI: 10.13125/flowpath2017/2896

An interdisciplinary approach for groundwater management in area contaminated by fluoride in East African Rift System

Author(s): S. Da Pelo, M.T. Melis, F. Dessì, M. Pistis, A. Funedda, G. Oggiano, A. Carletti, A. Soler Gil, M. Barbieri, D.Pittalis, and G. Ghiglieri
Published in: Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 19, EGU2017-8104-2, EGU General Assembly 2017, 2017

FLOWERED-GEODBAPP: AN APPLICATION BASED ON CROWD-GENERATING DATA USING SENTINEL2 IMAGERY

Author(s): M. T. Melis, F. Dessì, P. Loddo, C. La Mantia, S. Da Pelo, A. M. Deflorio, G. Ghiglieri, B. T. Hailu, K. Kalegele, B. N. Mwasi
Published in: ISPRS - International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, Issue XLII-4/W2, 2017, Page(s) 121-127, ISSN 2194-9034
DOI: 10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-4-W2-121-2017

Characterizing cropping systems affected by fluoride contamination in Eastern African Countries 2017

Author(s): Rizzu M., Akuno M.H., Roggero P.P., Wambu E.W., Mtei K.M., Seddaiu G.
Published in: "AIAM-SIA 2017. Conference Acta ""Integrated strategies for agro-ecosystem management to address climate change challenges""", 2017, Page(s) 219-221
DOI: 10.6092/unibo/amsacta/5692

FLOWERED-GeoDBapp: applicazione per mobile basata sui crowd-generating data

Author(s): M. T. Melis, F. Dessì, G. Ghiglieri, P. Loddo
Published in: Atti Conferenza Nazionale ASITA, 2016

IMPROVING LAND COVER MAPPING: A MOBILE APPLICATION BASED ON ESA SENTINEL 2 IMAGERY

Author(s): M. T. Melis, F. Dessì, P. Loddo, C. La Mantia, S. Da Pelo, A. M. Deflorio, G. Ghiglieri, B. T. Hailu, K. Kalegele, B. N. Mwasi
Published in: ISPRS - International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, Issue XLII-3, 2018, Page(s) 1263-1266, ISSN 2194-9034
DOI: 10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-3-1263-2018

Investigating the occurrence and potential mitigation of fluorosis in ruminant livestock along the East African Rift Valley

Author(s): K E Waddams, C J Newbold, C J Thomas, G Seddaiu, E W Wambu, K M Mtei
Published in: Proceedings of the British Society of Animal Science in association with the Agricultural Research Forum - Advances in Animal Bioscience, 2018, ISSN 2040-4719

Crustacean derived calcium phosphate systems: Application in defluoridation of drinking water in East African rift valley

Author(s): Agatha W. Wagutu, Revocatus Machunda, Yusufu Abeid Chande Jande
Published in: Journal of Hazardous Materials, Issue 347, 2018, Page(s) 95-105, ISSN 0304-3894
DOI: 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2017.12.049

Factors influencing the relationship between fluoride in drinking water and dental fluorosis: a ten-year systematic review and meta-analysis

Author(s): M. H. Akuno, G. Nocella, E. P. Milia, L. Gutierrez
Published in: Journal of Water and Health, Issue 17/6, 2019, Page(s) 845-862, ISSN 1477-8920
DOI: 10.2166/wh.2019.300

Calcined and uncalcined carbonate layered double hydroxides for possible water defluoridation in rural communities of the East African Rift Valley

Author(s): Elisabetta Dore, Franco Frau
Published in: Journal of Water Process Engineering, Issue 31, 2019, Page(s) 100855, ISSN 2214-7144
DOI: 10.1016/j.jwpe.2019.100855

Dissolved fluoride removal by OCP, a precursor of apatite

Author(s): Alfredo Idini, Elisabetta Dore, Dario Fancello, Giorgio Ghiglieri, Franco Frau
Published in: E3S Web of Conferences, Issue 98, 2019, Page(s) 09012, ISSN 2267-1242
DOI: 10.1051/e3sconf/20199809012

Defluoridation of water through the transformation of octacalcium phosphate into fluorapatite

Author(s): Alfredo Idini, Elisabetta Dore, Dario Fancello, Franco Frau
Published in: Heliyon, Issue 5/8, 2019, Page(s) e02288, ISSN 2405-8440
DOI: 10.1016/j.heliyon.2019.e02288

F-bearing sediments and rocks in the East African Rift: characterization and evaluation of F release capacity.

Author(s): Olaya Cossío, Dídac Navarro-Ciurana, Cristina Domènech, Àngels Canals, Manuela Barbieri, Daniele Pittalis, Albert Soler, Giorgio Ghiglieri
Published in: Macla. Revista de la sociedad española de mineralogía., Issue 24, 2019, ISSN 1885-7264