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Sustainable water management in Mediterranean coastal aquifers: recharge assessment and modelling issues

Objective

In this proposal, an integrated approach combining advanced computational tools (numerical modeling and optimisation) and GIS, will be developed for sustainable water resources management in Mediterranean coastal aquifers. Particular emphasis will be devoted to artificial recharge (including wastewater reuse). Six field sites are selected in for demonstration, validation and assessment purposes. Data sets are first collected and embodied within a geographic information system for easy access and search, visualisation and thematic map production. 3D Numerical models for groundwater flow, seawater intrusion and Optimisation procedures are developed and implemented. The tools are then applied for investigating field sites Southward and Northward. Scenarios varying recharge location and storage capacity are simulated to assess the best control of seawater intrusion and meeting demand requirements.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

UNIVERSIDAD DE GRANADA
Address
Edificio Fay Luis De Granda, C/ Ramón Y Cajal 4
18071 Granada
Spain

Participants (8)

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
Allee Du Professeur Camille Soula 4
31400 Toulouse
CENTRO DI RICERCA SVILUPPO E STUDI SUPERIORI IN SARDEGNA
Italy
Address
Vi Strada Ovest Z.i. Macchiareddu
09010 Uta (Cagliari)
ECOLE MOHAMMADIA D'INGENIEURS
Morocco
Address
Avenue Ibn-sina
Rabat / Agdal
INSTITUT NATIONAL AGRONOMIQUE DE TUNISIE
Tunisia
Address
Avenue Charles Nicolle 43
1082 Tunis Mahrajene (Cite El)
INSTITUT NATIONAL POLYTECHNIQUE DE TOULOUSE
France
Address
Allee Du Professeur Camille Soula, 4
31400 Toulouse
ISLAMIC UNIVERSITY - GAZA
Palestine
Address
El Talatini Street
Gaza City
UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA
Spain
Address
C/ Marti I Franques S/n
08028 Barcelona
UNIVERSITE DE NEUCHATEL
Switzerland
Address
Rue Emile Argand 11
2007 Neuchatel