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Water resources management under drought conditions: criteria and tools for conjunctive use of conventional and marginal waters in mediterranean regions

Objective

Providing water supplies exploiting marginal water sources reduces the necessity of new water reservoirs, minimizes environmental impacts and can be fundamental for a sustainable development of Mediterranean regions, including semi-arid European, North African, and Near East countries. Seven partners from six Mediterranean countries will participate to the proposed project, which aims at improving water resources management and environmental control in drought-prone Mediterranean regions. The criteria for an efficient use of marginal water resources, including the reuse of treated waste water for irrigation and the withdrawal of deep groundwater will be defined. Modelling tools and a Decision Support System (DSS) for the conjunctive use of conventional and marginal waters will be developed. These criteria and tools could support the choice of the preferable mix of long-term and short-term measures to face droughts.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF CATANIA
Address
6,Viale Andrea Doria 6, Città Universitaria
95125 Catania
Italy

Participants (6)

BEN GURION UNIVERSITY OF THE NEGEV
Israel
Address
Ben Gurion University Of The Negev
84990 Sede Boqer
CENTRO INTERDIPARTIMENTALE DI INGEGNERIA E SCIENZE AMBIENTALI
Italy
Address
Piazza D'armi 16
09123 Cagliari
MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURAL AND NATURAL RESOURCES
Cyprus
Address
Demosthenis Severis Avenue
1413 Nicosia
RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR GROUNDWATER
Egypt
Address
National Water Research Complex Kanater
13621 Kanater
UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA
Spain
Address
S/n,camino De Vera S/n
46022 Valencia
UNIVERSITY OF JORDAN
Jordan
Address
Salt Road
Amman