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Soil Hydrology research platform underpinning innovation to manage water scarcity in European and Chinese cropping systems

Objective

SHui is conceived as a network integrating long-term experiments of its 19 academic and SME partners across different environmental conditions and cropping systems in the EU and China. It provides a platform for research on soil-water resources management under water scarce conditions, to better understand the linkages between agricultural soil hydrology and sustainability and for a systematic assessment of adaptation and mitigation methods. It will develop and implement new strategies to increase water use efficiency and yield, based on sustainable intensification through integrated use of soil and water across different spatial scales. At farm level, this includes digital agriculture solutions integrating in situ and remote sensors and simulation models to exploit an improved understanding of the relationship between crop yield variability and soil hydraulic properties, optimizing circular approaches to re-use water and using waste water sources. These technical approaches are reliant on optimum data utilization and transdisciplinary research with multiple stakeholders. At regional scales, the aggregation of biophysical and socioeconomic variables in dynamic models will evaluate the impact of different policy strategies, to support decision makers to evaluate different scenarios of land-use dynamics, economic context and current and future climate in EU and China, including assessments of water and carbon footprint. SHui will exploit scientific, technological and social innovations by disseminating and communicating these to multiple stakeholders, and implementing novel technological packages from farm to large regional scales. It aims to make a significant contribution to the EU and China Research Agenda for Agriculture in providing food security and optimum use of scarce soil and water resources. Training a cohort of early career scientists in soil conservation and water-saving practices, SHui’s legacy will extend beyond the project duration.

Call for proposal

H2020-SFS-2016-2017

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Sub call

H2020-SFS-2017-2

Coordinator

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Net EU contribution
€ 1 051 188,75
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Spain

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (18)

THE AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH ORGANISATION OF ISRAEL - THE VOLCANI CENTRE
Israel
Net EU contribution
€ 325 040,00
Address
Derech Hamcabim 68
50250 Bet Dagan

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Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
BEIJING FORESTRY UNIVERSITY
China
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Tsinghua East Road 35 Haidian District
100083 Beijing

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 61 995,00
BEIJING NORMAL UNIVERSITY
China
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Xinjiekou Wai Street 19
100875 Beijing

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 114 760,00
UNIVERSITAET FUER BODENKULTUR WIEN
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 489 647,50
Address
Gregor Mendel Strasse 33
1180 Wien

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Region
Wien Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CHINA AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY
China
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Yuanmingyuan Xilu 2 Haidian District
100193 Beijing

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 69 060,00
CHANGJIANG RIVER SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH INSTITUTE
China
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Non-EU contribution
€ 61 776,25
HONG KONG BAPTIST UNIVERSITY
Hong Kong
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
224 Waterloo Road Kowloon Tong Kowloon
00 000 Hong Kong

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 101 428,75
CESKE VYSOKE UCENI TECHNICKE V PRAZE
Czechia
Net EU contribution
€ 489 948,75
Address
Jugoslavskych Partyzanu 1580/3
160 00 Praha

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Region
Praha Hlavní město Praha
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
FUJIAN AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY UNIVERSITY
China
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Shangxiadian Road 15
350002 Fuzhou

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 101 100,00
FONDAZIONE MEDES
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 335 000,00
Address
Contrada San Licandro 1
84029 Sicignano Degli Alburni

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Sud Campania Salerno
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 490 000,00
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven

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Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Vlaams-Brabant Arr. Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
NANJING AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY
China
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Tongwei Road 6, Weigang
210095 Nanjing

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 99 135,00
NORTHWEST A&F UNIVERSITY
China
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Taicheng Road 3
712100 Yangling

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 68 996,25
TERRA NOVA PERIVALLONTIKI - TECHNIKI - SYMVOYLEYTIKI ETAIREIA PERIORISMENIS EYTHINIS
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 115 027,50
Address
Kaisareias 39
11527 Athina

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Κεντρικός Τομέας Αθηνών Aττική Αττική
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
TERRAVISION LAB LTD
Israel
Net EU contribution
€ 324 976,25
Address
Po Box 225
8499000 Midreshet Ben Gurion

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSIDAD DE CORDOBA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 389 406,25
Address
Avenida De Medina Azahara 5
14005 Cordoba

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Region
Andalucía Córdoba
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
GEORG-AUGUST-UNIVERSITAT GOTTINGEN STIFTUNG OFFENTLICHEN RECHTS
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 384 258,75
Address
Wilhelmsplatz 1
37073 Gottingen

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Region
Niedersachsen Braunschweig Göttingen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITY OF LANCASTER
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 490 000,00
Address
Bailrigg
LA1 4YW Lancaster

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Region
North West (England) Lancashire Lancaster and Wyre
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00