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de-FLuoridation technologies for imprOving quality of WatEr and agRo-animal products along the East African Rift Valley in the context of aDaptation to climate change.

Objective

FLOWERED objective is to contribute to the development of a sustainable water management system in areas affected by fluoride (F) contamination in water, soils and food in the African Rift Valley countries (Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania), thus to improve living standards (environmental, health and food security) of its population. FLOWERED aims to study, test and implement innovative defluoridation technologies for drinking and irrigation water that will mainly operate at small village scale and to develop an integrated, sustainable and participative water and agriculture management at a cross-boundary catchment scale.
On the basis of the complexity of the issue of water de-fluoridation, the proposed scientific approach in FLOWERED is based on a detailed knowledge of the geological and hydrogeological setting that controls contamination of water that constitute the prerequisite for the implementation of a sustainable water management and for the proposal of sustainable and suitable strategies for water sanitation and agricultural system. Innovative agricultural practices will be assessed, aiming to mitigate the impacts of F contamination of water and soil on productivity of selected food and forage crops and dairy cattle health and production. The development of an innovative and shared Geo-data system will support the integrated, sustainable and participative management system.
FLOWERED, focusing on innovative technologies and practices and taking into account local experiences, will implement an integrated water and agriculture management system and will enable local communities to manage water resources, starting from using efficient defluoridation techniques and applying sustainable agricultural practices. The integrated approaches improve knowledge for EU partners, local researchers, farmers and decision makers. The Project through the involvement of SMEs will strengthen the development co-innovative demonstration processes as well as new market opportunities.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/water management
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture
  • /engineering and technology/other engineering and technologies/food and beverages/food safety
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/hydrology
  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/production economics/productivity

Call for proposal

H2020-WATER-2015-two-stage
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI CAGLIARI
Address
Via Universita 40
09124 Cagliari
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 551 750

Participants (13)

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI SASSARI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 391 875
Address
Piazza Universita 21
07100 Sassari
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI SIENA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 134 687,50
Address
Via Banchi Di Sotto 55
53100 Siena
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 395 787,50
Address
Gran Via De Les Corts Catalanes 585
08007 Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ABERYSTWYTH UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 219 130
Address
Visualisation Centre Penglais
SY23 3BF Aberystwyth
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ADDIS ABABA UNIVERSITY
Ethiopia
EU contribution
€ 79 875
Address
Addis Ababa University
1176 Addis Ababa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF ELDORET
Kenya
EU contribution
€ 189 198,75
Address
Main Campus Eldoret Ziwa Road
30100 Eldoret
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE NELSON MANDELA AFRICAN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Tanzania
EU contribution
€ 228 435
Address
Po Box 447
23311 Arusha
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
OIKOS EAST AFRICA
Tanzania
EU contribution
€ 180 437,50
Address
Haile Selassi Road 12 House Plot 165
8342 Arusha
Activity type
Other
OBSERVATOIRE DU SAHARA ET DU SAHEL
Tunisia
EU contribution
€ 185 812,50
Address
Bvd Du Leader Yasser Arafat
1080 Tunis
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
HYDRO TECHNICAL ENGINEERING SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 151 400
Address
Via Montorio 108
37131 Verona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PLANETEK ITALIA SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 125 000
Address
Via Massaua 12
70132 Bari
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
D D'ENGINY BIOREM SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 105 937,50
Address
Madrazo 68
08006 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GEOMATRIX PLC
Ethiopia
EU contribution
€ 49 875
Address
Bole Sub City House Number H/n 548 Woreda District Around Megenagna Square
1250 Addis Ababa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)