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SUSTAINABLE USE OF IRRGATION WATER IN THE MEDITERRANEAN REGION

Objective

SIRRIMED project will address issues related to sustainable use of water in Mediterranean irrigated agricultural systems, with the overall aim of optimizing irrigation water use. The approach proposed in SIRRIMED for reaching this goal will be based in an Integrated Water Irrigation Management (IWIM) where the improving water use efficiency will be considered at farm, irrigation district and watershed scales. This strategy implies the innovation of more efficient irrigation techniques improving water productivity that permit savings in water consumption. SIRRIMED will consider the development, test and validation of new deficit irrigation strategies, the sustainable use of poor quality waters and the improvement of precise irrigation scheduling using plant sensors. These new techniques will be integrated with suitable husbandry irrigation practices. At the district scale, efforts should be directed towards an integrated policy of water allocation which accounts for the characteristics and specificity of each farm, requiring the availabity of data bases and management tools (decision support systems) specifically designed to fulfil the objectives of maximizing water use efficiency. At the watershed scale, priority should be devoted to the assessment of new models of water governance, and the definition of strategies and policies aimed at promoting a more responsible use of irrigation water. Finally, SIRRIMED will establish a sound dissemination strategy for transfer of knowledge towards the end users, with a very important partipatory approach to facilitate an adequate involvement of stakeholders (farmers, association of irrigation users, water authorities and SMEs)

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2009-3
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Coordinator

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 497 707,85
Administrative Contact
Ana Maria De La Fuente (Ms.)

Participants (16)

KENTRO EREVNAS TECHNOLOGIAS KAI ANAPTYXIS THESSALIAS

Participation ended

Greece
EU contribution
€ 248 800
Address
Technologiko Parko A Vipe
38500 Volos
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Georgia Pahlitzanakis (Ms.)
UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE CARTAGENA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 343 800
Address
Plaza Del Cronista Isidoro Valverde Edificio La Milagrosa
30202 Cartagena
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Esther Natividad Dulce (Ms.)
CONSORZIO DI BONIFICA DI SECONDO GRADO PER IL CANALE EMILIANO ROMAGNOLO CANALE GIANDOTTI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 238 994
Address
Via Ernesto Masi 8
40137 Bologna
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Claudia Zucchini (Dr.)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 244 737,90
Address
147 Rue De L'universite
75007 Paris Cedex 07
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sylvie Modeste (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF LANCASTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 234 474
Address
Bailrigg
LA1 4YW Lancaster
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sarah Taylor (Dr.)
ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS
Greece
Address
Charilaou Thermi Road 6 Km
57001 Thermi Thessaloniki
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Georgia Pahlitzanakis (Ms.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE CORDOBA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 256 332
Address
Avenida De Medina Azahara 5
14005 Cordoba
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Antonia López Navajas (Ms.)
ASOCIACION DE FABRICANTES DE RIEGO ESPANOLES

Participation ended

Spain
EU contribution
€ 67 197,65
Address
Camino De La Vega S/n Finca El Palomar
28850 San Fernando De Henares
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Miguel López Estebaranz (Mr.)
EUROMEDITERRANEAN IRRIGATORS COMMUNITY
Spain
EU contribution
€ 70 400
Address
Paseo De La Habana 26
28036 Madrid
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Margarita Molina Martínez (Ms.)
VERENIGING VOOR CHRISTELIJK HOGER ONDERWIJS WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK EN PATIENTENZORG

Participation ended

Netherlands
Address
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Margot Rijerse (Ms.)
Litani River Authority

Participation ended

Lebanon
Address
Ghannaje Building, Bchara El Khoury Street
11 Beirut
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mazen Souaidan (Mr.)
Debbane Freres SAL
Lebanon
EU contribution
€ 129 181
Address
Zouk Mikayel
Beirut
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Hani Abiad (Mr.)
INSTITUT AGRONOMIQUE ET VETERINAIRE HASSAN II
Morocco
EU contribution
€ 158 400
Address
Avenue Allal El Fassi Madinat Al
10101 Rabat
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Brahim Hafidi (Prof.)
SOCIETE ARABE POUR LES INVESTISSEMENTS AGRICOLES SAPIAMA SARL
Morocco
EU contribution
€ 48 453,60
Address
Avenue Hassan Ii Immeuble Kabbage 325
80000 Agadir
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Issam Mansouri (Mr.)
National Research Center
Egypt
EU contribution
€ 182 800
Address
El Buhouth Street
12311 Cairo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Magdi Tawfik Abdelhamid Elsayed (Dr.)
STICHTING VU
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 277 800
Address
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Yvonne Kops (Dr.)