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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.

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.

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)

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UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI SASSARI

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 391 875

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI SIENA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 134 687,50

UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 395 787,50

ABERYSTWYTH UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 219 130

ADDIS ABABA UNIVERSITY

Ethiopia

EU Contribution

€ 79 875

UNIVERSITY OF ELDORET

Kenya

EU Contribution

€ 189 198,75

THE NELSON MANDELA AFRICAN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Tanzania

EU Contribution

€ 228 435

OIKOS EAST AFRICA

Tanzania

EU Contribution

€ 180 437,50

OBSERVATOIRE DU SAHARA ET DU SAHEL

Tunisia

EU Contribution

€ 185 812,50

HYDRO TECHNICAL ENGINEERING SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 151 400

PLANETEK ITALIA SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 125 000

D D'ENGINY BIOREM SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 105 937,50

GEOMATRIX PLC

Ethiopia

EU Contribution

€ 49 875

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 690378

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 June 2016

  • End date

    30 November 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.5.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 989 201,25

  • EU contribution

    € 2 989 201,25

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI CAGLIARI

Italy