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.


Work packages

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 12 Modelling
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





Demonstrating Managed
Aquifer Recharge as a
Solution to Water Scarcity
and Drought

An EU FP7 Project



Coordination & Contact:

Prof. Dr. Christoph Schüth

Darmstadt Technical University
Institute of Applied Geosciences
Schnittspahnstr. 9
64287 Darmstadt



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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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