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Managed Aquifer Recharge Solutions Training Network

Objective

Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR) – storing water in aquifers during times of excess – is a key strategy to enrich groundwater resources in water scarce regions by providing intermediate storage, addressing the typical mismatch between water demand and availability. It can help to mitigate the effects of climate change, and to support water-related environmental services. MAR is, however, characterized by complex interaction of physical, biological and hydrochemical processes influencing water quality and the sustainability of infiltration rates. Individual processes are in principal known, but there is a significant knowledge gap on how they are linked and affect each other. An in-depth understanding of their interplay can lead to MAR systems tailored for best performance in terms of water storage, water polishing goals, infiltration rates, economic viability, and adaptation to climatic change.
MARSoluT addresses this knowledge gap by a collaborative effort in a multi-disciplinary team. Activities are organized around the existing field sites of previous EU FP7 project MARSOL that are already highly characterised and instrumented to allow further in-depth studies and experimental approaches. This will lead to new insights into the complex and coupled processes at MAR sites and will help to optimize MAR design and operation, and thereby minimizing risk of MAR failure. Excellence in research and technological innovation are ensured by involving partners from renown research organizations as well as SMEs and industry partners with a strong background in the water sector.
MARSoluT ESRs will get hands-on experience at various MAR sites while tackling specific MAR-related research topics in an interdisciplinary team. MARSoluT ESRs will become experts on the tailored planning of MAR systems making them attractive for employers from research, industry, and regulatory agencies which are eager to implement MAR into sound and safe Integrated Water Resources Management concepts.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/hydrology

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2018
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Coordinator

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DARMSTADT
Address
Karolinenplatz 5
64289 Darmstadt
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 252 788,40

Participants (9)

LABORATORIO NACIONAL DE ENGENHARIA CIVIL
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 237 720,24
Address
Av Do Brasil 101
1700 066 Lisboa
Activity type
Research Organisations
EMPRESA DE TRANSFORMACION AGRARIA SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 250 904,88
Address
Calle Maldonado 58
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 501 809,76
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SCUOLA SUPERIORE DI STUDI UNIVERSITARI E DI PERFEZIONAMENTO S ANNA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 261 499,68
Address
Piazza Martiri Della Liberta 33
56127 Pisa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ENERGY AND WATER AGENCY
Malta
EU contribution
€ 237 955,68
Address
Wsc, Triq Hal-qormi
LQA 9043 Luqa
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR UMWELTFORSCHUNG GMBH - UFZ
Germany
EU contribution
€ 505 576,80
Address
Permoserstrasse 15
04318 Leipzig
Activity type
Other
UNIVERSIDADE DO ALGARVE
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 237 720,24
Address
Campus De Penha
8005 139 Faro
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH ORGANISATION OF ISRAEL - THE VOLCANI CENTRE
Israel
EU contribution
€ 263 500,92
Address
Derech Hamcabim 68
50250 Bet Dagan
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 243 017,64
Address
Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
15780 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

Partners (9)

GREEN2SUSTAIN IDIOTIKI KEFALAIOUCHIKI ETAIREIA
Greece
Address
Iras 27 Galatsi
111 47 Galatsi
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TEL AVIV UNIVERSITY
Israel
Address
Ramat Aviv
69978 Tel Aviv
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MEKOROT WATER COMPANY LIMITED
Israel
Address
Lincoln Street 9
61201 Tel Aviv
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AGENCIA PORTUGUESA DO AMBIENTE IP
Portugal
Address
Rua Da Murgueira 9/9A Zambujal Ap
2611 865 Amadora
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
WATER SERVICES CORPORATION - WSC
Malta
Address
Qormi Road
LQA 9043 Luqa
Activity type
Research Organisations
ERM ITALIA SPA
Italy
Address
Via San Gregorio 38
20124 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TEA SISTEMI SPA
Italy
Address
Via Ponte A Piglieri 8
56122 Pisa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID
Spain
Address
Calle Ramiro De Maeztu 7 Edificio Rectorado
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
IWW RHEINISCH WESTFALISCHES INSTITUT FUR WASSERFORSCHUNG GEMEINNUTZIGE GMBH
Germany
Address
Moritzstrasse 26
45476 Mulheim An Der Ruhr
Activity type
Research Organisations