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Managed Aquifer Recharge Solutions Training Network

Managed Aquifer Recharge Solutions Training Network

Objective

Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR) – storing water in aquifers during times of excess – is a key strategy to enrich groundwater resources in water scarce regions by providing intermediate storage, addressing the typical mismatch between water demand and availability. It can help to mitigate the effects of climate change, and to support water-related environmental services. MAR is, however, characterized by complex interaction of physical, biological and hydrochemical processes influencing water quality and the sustainability of infiltration rates. Individual processes are in principal known, but there is a significant knowledge gap on how they are linked and affect each other. An in-depth understanding of their interplay can lead to MAR systems tailored for best performance in terms of water storage, water polishing goals, infiltration rates, economic viability, and adaptation to climatic change.
MARSoluT addresses this knowledge gap by a collaborative effort in a multi-disciplinary team. Activities are organized around the existing field sites of previous EU FP7 project MARSOL that are already highly characterised and instrumented to allow further in-depth studies and experimental approaches. This will lead to new insights into the complex and coupled processes at MAR sites and will help to optimize MAR design and operation, and thereby minimizing risk of MAR failure. Excellence in research and technological innovation are ensured by involving partners from renown research organizations as well as SMEs and industry partners with a strong background in the water sector.
MARSoluT ESRs will get hands-on experience at various MAR sites while tackling specific MAR-related research topics in an interdisciplinary team. MARSoluT ESRs will become experts on the tailored planning of MAR systems making them attractive for employers from research, industry, and regulatory agencies which are eager to implement MAR into sound and safe Integrated Water Resources Management concepts.
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Coordinator

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DARMSTADT

Address

Karolinenplatz 5
64289 Darmstadt

Germany

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 252 788,40

Participants (9)

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LABORATORIO NACIONAL DE ENGENHARIA CIVIL

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 237 720,24

EMPRESA DE TRANSFORMACION AGRARIA SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 250 904,88

UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 501 809,76

SCUOLA SUPERIORE DI STUDI UNIVERSITARI E DI PERFEZIONAMENTO S ANNA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 261 499,68

ENERGY AND WATER AGENCY

Malta

EU Contribution

€ 237 955,68

HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR UMWELTFORSCHUNG GMBH - UFZ

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 505 576,80

UNIVERSIDADE DO ALGARVE

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 237 720,24

THE AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH ORGANISATION OF ISRAEL - THE VOLCANI CENTRE

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 263 500,92

NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 243 017,64

Partners (9)

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GREEN2SUSTAIN IDIOTIKI KEFALAIOUCHIKI ETAIREIA

TEL AVIV UNIVERSITY

MEKOROT WATER COMPANY LIMITED

AGENCIA PORTUGUESA DO AMBIENTE IP

WATER SERVICES CORPORATION - WSC

ERM ITALIA SPA

TEA SISTEMI SPA

UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID

IWW RHEINISCH WESTFALISCHES INSTITUT FUR WASSERFORSCHUNG GEMEINNUTZIGE GMBH

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 814066

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 March 2019

  • End date

    28 February 2023

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 992 494,24

  • EU contribution

    € 2 992 494,24

Coordinated by:

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DARMSTADT

Germany