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WATER RETENTION AND NUTRIENT RECYCLING IN SOILS AND STREAMS FOR IMPROVED AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 858375

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 May 2020

  • End date

    30 April 2024

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.2.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 6 999 986,25

  • EU contribution

    € 6 999 986,25

Coordinated by:

LUNDS UNIVERSITET

Sweden

Objective

The WATERAGRI vision is to solve agricultural water management and soil fertilisation challenges in a sustainable manner to secure affordable food production in Europe for the 21st century. The WATERAGRI concept aims to introduce a new framework for the use of affordable small water retention approaches for managing excess and shortage of water as well as better recovery of nutrients from agricultural catchments applying a multi-actor approach. The objectives are to
(a) Co-develop (multi-actor approach) the links between agricultural land and soil-sediment-water management for improved management of water excess and shortage, maximizing crop production and improving water quality and nutrient uptake by crops;
(b) Undertake both technical and sustainability assessments of proposed measures considering tested and reviewed management options;
(c) Develop a cloud-based simulation and data assimilation system based on a physically-based terrestrial system model, which is able to assimilate in situ and remotely sensed observations of hydrological and plant variables and meteorological data in near-real time to analyse effects of structures such as drains and dams for improved farm-scale water management and retention;
(d) Identify, develop and test affordable and easy-to-implement long-term technical and operational farm solutions such as controlled drainage, regulated deficit irrigation, subsurface irrigation, groundwater recharge, farm constructed wetlands, soil management and nutrient recovery options;
(e) Assess the techniques for their potential regarding adaptation to climate change and their impact on ecosystem services for different biogeographic regions using case studies; and
(f) Disseminate the implemented innovations to farmers, advisory services and decision-makers as part of a multi-actor approach.
The key performance indicators are increased crop production, enhanced nutrient recovery from streams and a simulation and data assimilation system.

Coordinator

LUNDS UNIVERSITET

Address

Paradisgatan 5c
22100 Lund

Sweden

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 453 175

Participants (22)

EDEN MICROFLUIDICS

France

EU Contribution

€ 249 375

FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JULICH GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 400 000

Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 249 980

DEBRECENI EGYETEM

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 249 812,50

ALCHEMIA-NOVA GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 280 000

AGROGEO AGARFEJLESZTO-FOLDTANI-FOVALLALKOZO KORLATOLT-FELELOSSEGU TARSASAG

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 67 050

UNIVERSITAET FUER BODENKULTUR WIEN

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 285 000

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 280 000

THE UNIVERSITY OF SALFORD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 224 500

CONSORZIO DI BONIFICA DI SECONDO GRADO PER IL CANALE EMILIANO ROMAGNOLO CANALE GIANDOTTI

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 239 812,50

CENTRUM DORADZTWA ROLNICZEGO W BRWINOWIE

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 69 892,50

INOSENS DOO NOVI SAD

Serbia

EU Contribution

€ 250 000

UNIWERSYTET PRZYRODNICZY WE WROCLAWIU

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 285 962,50

BAY ZOLTAN ALKALMAZOTT KUTATASI KOZHASZNU NONPROFIT KFT.

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 203 125

VULTUS AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 252 937,50

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 280 000

UNIVERSITE DE NEUCHATEL

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 385 562,50

AB GARDSTANGA NYGARD

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 150 000

OULUN YLIOPISTO

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 599 800

AGRICOLUS S.R.L.

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 316 000

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT

France

EU Contribution

€ 128 001,25

REGELSBERGER MARTIN

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 100 000

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 858375

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 May 2020

  • End date

    30 April 2024

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.2.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 6 999 986,25

  • EU contribution

    € 6 999 986,25

Coordinated by:

LUNDS UNIVERSITET

Sweden