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WATER RETENTION AND NUTRIENT RECYCLING IN SOILS AND STREAMS FOR IMPROVED AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION

Objective

The WATERAGRI vision is to solve agricultural water management and soil fertilisation challenges in a sustainable manner to secure affordable food production in Europe for the 21st century. The WATERAGRI concept aims to introduce a new framework for the use of affordable small water retention approaches for managing excess and shortage of water as well as better recovery of nutrients from agricultural catchments applying a multi-actor approach. The objectives are to
(a) Co-develop (multi-actor approach) the links between agricultural land and soil-sediment-water management for improved management of water excess and shortage, maximizing crop production and improving water quality and nutrient uptake by crops;
(b) Undertake both technical and sustainability assessments of proposed measures considering tested and reviewed management options;
(c) Develop a cloud-based simulation and data assimilation system based on a physically-based terrestrial system model, which is able to assimilate in situ and remotely sensed observations of hydrological and plant variables and meteorological data in near-real time to analyse effects of structures such as drains and dams for improved farm-scale water management and retention;
(d) Identify, develop and test affordable and easy-to-implement long-term technical and operational farm solutions such as controlled drainage, regulated deficit irrigation, subsurface irrigation, groundwater recharge, farm constructed wetlands, soil management and nutrient recovery options;
(e) Assess the techniques for their potential regarding adaptation to climate change and their impact on ecosystem services for different biogeographic regions using case studies; and
(f) Disseminate the implemented innovations to farmers, advisory services and decision-makers as part of a multi-actor approach.
The key performance indicators are increased crop production, enhanced nutrient recovery from streams and a simulation and data assimilation system.

Call for proposal

H2020-SFS-2019-2
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

LUNDS UNIVERSITET
Address
Paradisgatan 5C
22100 Lund
Sweden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 453 175

Participants (22)

EDEN MICROFLUIDICS
France
EU contribution
€ 249 375
Address
83 Avenue Philippe Auguste
75011 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JULICH GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 400 000
Address
Wilhelm Johnen Strasse
52428 Julich
Activity type
Research Organisations
Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy
Finland
EU contribution
€ 249 980
Address
Vuorimiehentie 3
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
DEBRECENI EGYETEM
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 249 812,50
Address
Egyetem Ter 1
4032 Debrecen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ALCHEMIA-NOVA GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 280 000
Address
Baumgartenstrasse 93
1140 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AGROGEO AGARFEJLESZTO-FOLDTANI-FOVALLALKOZO KORLATOLT-FELELOSSEGU TARSASAG
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 67 050
Address
Wesselenyi Utca 1/A, 1
6000 Kecskemet
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITAET FUER BODENKULTUR WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 285 000
Address
Gregor Mendel Strasse 33
1180 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 280 000
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY OF SALFORD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 224 500
Address
The Crescent 43
M5 4WT Salford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CONSORZIO DI BONIFICA DI SECONDO GRADO PER IL CANALE EMILIANO ROMAGNOLO CANALE GIANDOTTI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 239 812,50
Address
Via Ernesto Masi 8
40137 Bologna
Activity type
Research Organisations
CENTRUM DORADZTWA ROLNICZEGO W BRWINOWIE
Poland
EU contribution
€ 69 892,50
Address
Ul Pszczelinska 99
05 840 Brwinow
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
INOSENS DOO NOVI SAD
Serbia
EU contribution
€ 250 000
Address
Vojvode Misica 13 1 1
21000 Novi Sad
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIWERSYTET PRZYRODNICZY WE WROCLAWIU
Poland
EU contribution
€ 285 962,50
Address
Ul. Cypriana Kamila Norwida 25
50-375 Wroclaw
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BAY ZOLTAN ALKALMAZOTT KUTATASI KOZHASZNU NONPROFIT KFT.
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 203 125
Address
Kondorfa Utca 1
1116 Budapest
Activity type
Research Organisations
VULTUS AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 252 937,50
Address
Lilla Fiskergatan 19
222 22 Lund
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 280 000
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE DE NEUCHATEL
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 385 562,50
Address
Faubourg De L'hopital 41
2000 Neuchatel
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AB GARDSTANGA NYGARD
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 150 000
Address
Gardstanga Nygard, Flyinge
247 97 Flyinge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
OULUN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 599 800
Address
Pentti Kaiteran Katu 1
90014 Oulu
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AGRICOLUS S.R.L.
Italy
EU contribution
€ 316 000
Address
Via Settevalli 320
06129 Perugia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 128 001,25
Address
Rue De L'universite 147
75338 Paris Cedex 07
Activity type
Research Organisations
REGELSBERGER MARTIN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 100 000
Address
Marburger Gasse 11
8200 Gleisdorf
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)