In the MARSOL project we will: (1) review, evaluate and expand the worldwide available scientific and experimental knowledge on MAR, (2) demonstrate the feasibility and efficiency of MAR in combating future water scarcity threats in the Circum-Mediterranean area using unique DEMO sites, and (3) develop innovative solutions that can be generally applied to arid and semi-arid regions.
The project activities are structured in three Activity Lines: Activity Line 1 "Horizontal Activities" consists of two work packages dealing with Project Management (WP 1), Dissemination, Exploitation & Training Activities (WP 2). The technical work performed at the DEMO sites is conducted within Activity Line 2 "Demonstration Sites" (WP 3 to WP 10). Activities that support the demonstrations activities and/or collect, evaluate, and assess data produced at the DEMO sites are grouped in Activity Line 3 "Integration and Impact". These activities include innovative monitoring techniques (WP 11), modelling (WP 12), benchmarking (WP 13), water quality issues (WP 14), economic feasibility considerations (WP 15), risk and contingency plans (WP 16), and legal issues and knowledge transfer for policy and governance (WP 17). Some of these could be considered as research activities; however they are deeply linked to the demonstration activities, by showing the impacts and the opportunities provided by each DEMO study, and simultaneously allowing comparison between study sites and results. A special focus is also posed on the knowledge transfer and dissemination of the results of the demonstration sites.
|WP 1||Project Management|
|WP 2||Dissemination, Exploitation & Training|
|WP 3||DEMO Site 1: Lavrion Technological & Cultural Park, Lavrion, Greece|
|WP 4||DEMO Site 2: Algarve and Alentejo, South Portugal|
|WP 5||DEMO Site 3: Los Arenales Aquifer, Castile and León, Spain|
|WP 6||DEMO Site 4: Llobregat River Infiltration Basins, Sant Vicenç dels Horts, Catalonia, Spain|
|WP 7||DEMO Site 5: River Brenta Catchment, Vicenza, Italy|
|WP 8||DEMO Site 6: Serchio River Well Field, Tuscany, Italy|
|WP 9||DEMO Site 7: Menashe Infiltration Basin, Hadera, Israel|
|WP 10||DEMO Site 8: South Malta Coastal Aquifer, Malta|
|WP 11||Investigation and Monitoring Techniques|
|WP 13||Technical Solutions and Benchmarking|
|WP 14||Water Quality|
|WP 15||Water to Market: Financial and Economic Analysis of MAR Solutions|
|WP 16||Technology Assessment and Risk|
|WP 17||Legal Issues, Policy and Governance|
Aquifer Recharge as a
Solution to Water Scarcity
An EU FP7 Project
Coordination & Contact:
Prof. Dr. Christoph Schüth
Darmstadt Technical University
Institute of Applied Geosciences
The MARSOL project receives funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme for Research, Technological Development and Demonstration under grant agreement no 619120.
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