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DevelopMent AnD application of integrated technological and management solutions FOR wasteWATER treatment and efficient reuse in agriculture tailored to the needs of Mediterranean African Countries

Objective

Climate change and population growth are expected to exacerbate the water crisis of Mediterranean African Countries (MACs), where agriculture accounts for 80-85% of freshwater consumption. The aim of MADFORWATER is to develop a set of integrated technological and management solutions to enhance wastewater treatment, reuse for irrigation and water efficiency in agriculture in three MACs (Tunisia, Morocco and Egypt). MADFORWATER will develop and adapt to three main hydrological basins in the selected MACs technologies for the production of irrigation-quality water from drainage canals, municipal, agro-industrial and industrial wastewaters, and technologies for water efficiency and reuse in agriculture, initially validated at laboratory scale. Selected technologies will be further adapted and validated in four field pilot plants of integrated wastewater treatment/reuse. Integrated strategies for wastewater treatment and reuse targeted to the selected basins will be developed, and guidelines for the development of integrated water management strategies in other basins of the three target MACs will be produced, considering climate change, population increase and economic growth scenarios. The social and technical suitability of the developed technologies and non-technological instruments in relation to the local context will be evaluated with the participation of MAC stakeholders and partners. Guidelines on economic instruments and policies for the effective implementation of the proposed water management solutions in the target MACs will be developed. The project will lead to a relevant long-term impact in Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia in terms of increased wastewater treatment, wastewater reuse, food production and income in the agricultural and water treatment sectors, and decreased groundwater exploitation, water pollution and food contamination. The MADFORWATER consortium consists of 18 partners, 5 of which from the 3 MACs and 1 from China.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/water management
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/water management/irrigation
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/environmental sciences/pollution

Call for proposal

H2020-WATER-2015-two-stage
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 415 637,50

Participants (18)

INSTITUT SUPERIEUR DE BIOTECHNOLOGIE DE SIDI THABET
Tunisia
EU contribution
€ 149 750
Address
Biotechpolet
2020 Sidi Thabet Ariana
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
POLYTECHNEIO KRITIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 215 000
Address
Building E4, Technical University Campus Counoupidiana
731 00 Chania
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FACULTY OF SCIENCES OF TUNIS, UNIVERSITY OF TUNIS EL MANAR
Tunisia
EU contribution
€ 149 937,50
Address
Campus Universitaire El-manar
2092 Tunis
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 225 550
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Research Organisations
FACHHOCHSCHULE NORDWESTSCHWEIZ
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Bahnhofstrasse 6
5210 Windisch
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUT AGRONOMIQUE ET VETERINAIRE HASSAN II
Morocco
EU contribution
€ 170 000
Address
Avenue Allal El Fassi Madinat Al
10101 Rabat
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 190 000
Address
Via Festa Del Perdono 7
20122 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
Italy
EU contribution
€ 78 562,50
Address
Viale Delle Terme Di Caracalla
00153 Roma
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 210 600
Address
Calle Ramiro De Maeztu 7 Edificio Rectorado
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CENTRO INTERNAZIONALE DI ALTISTUDI AGRONOMICI MEDITERRANEI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 250 000
Address
Via Ceglie 9
70010 Valenzano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MINISTRY OF WATER RESOURCES AND IRRIGATION
Egypt
EU contribution
€ 150 000
Address
Korniche El-nil
12666 Giza
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 166 800
Address
Rue De L'universite 147
75338 Paris Cedex 07
Activity type
Research Organisations
PNO INNOVATIEADVIES BV

Participation ended

Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Laan Van Zuid Hoorn 15
2289 DC Rijswijk
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
S.K. EUROMARKET LTD
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 219 937,50
Address
Spyrou Kyprianou 44
3308 Limassol
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ROLLAND-ARROSEURS SPRINKLERS
France
EU contribution
€ 93 093,75
Address
Za Le Sauvage 235 Le Sauvage
73410 Mognard
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KROFTA AMERICA LATINA SA

Participation ended

Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Hinterbergstrasse 26
6330 Cham
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NANJING UNIVERSITY
China
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Hankou Road 22
210093 Nanjing
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
PNO CONSULTANTS BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 226 000
Address
Laan Van Zuid Hoorn 15
2289 DC Rijswijk
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)