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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

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.

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)

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INSTITUT SUPERIEUR DE BIOTECHNOLOGIE DE SIDI THABET

Tunisia

EU Contribution

€ 149 750

POLYTECHNEIO KRITIS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 215 000

FACULTY OF SCIENCES OF TUNIS, UNIVERSITY OF TUNIS EL MANAR

Tunisia

EU Contribution

€ 149 937,50

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 225 550

FACHHOCHSCHULE NORDWESTSCHWEIZ

Switzerland

INSTITUT AGRONOMIQUE ET VETERINAIRE HASSAN II

Morocco

EU Contribution

€ 170 000

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 190 000

FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS FAO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 78 562,50

UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 210 600

CENTRO INTERNAZIONALE DI ALTISTUDI AGRONOMICI MEDITERRANEI

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 250 000

MINISTRY OF WATER RESOURCES AND IRRIGATION

Egypt

EU Contribution

€ 150 000

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE EN SCIENCES ET TECHNOLOGIES POUR L'ENVIRONNEMENT ET L'AGRICULTURE

France

EU Contribution

€ 166 800

PNO INNOVATIEADVIES BV

Netherlands

S.K. EUROMARKET LTD

Cyprus

EU Contribution

€ 219 937,50

ROLLAND-ARROSEURS SPRINKLERS

France

EU Contribution

€ 93 093,75

KROFTA AMERICA LATINA SA

Switzerland

NANJING UNIVERSITY

China

PNO CONSULTANTS BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 226 000

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 688320

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 June 2016

  • End date

    31 May 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.5.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 039 418,75

  • EU contribution

    € 2 910 868,75

Coordinated by:

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA

Italy