MAR Solutions - Managed Aquifer Recharge Strategies and Actions (AG128)

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MAR Solutions - Managed Aquifer Recharge Strategies and Actions (AG128)

Managed Aquifer Recharge technique, or simply MAR, has become, perhaps, the best technique within the Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) framework, to palliate Climate Change adverse effects. As some impacts are increasing rapidly in scale and intensity, permanent “technological solutions” are required as a "water innovation in action" line. It is worth mentioning that FP7 INNO-DEMO MARSOL project, that started Dec. 1st 2013, is supporting this AG making available 8 demo sites to show the suitability of MAR techniques.

Involving the principal stakeholders and SMEs in this action group and transferring the results of this action into guidelines/policy will ensure MAR transferability to other locations. This will allow a major social advance (in Europe and worldwide) and can clearly contribute to improving living standards and job creation, as it increases the water availability to important economic sectors, improves human health and well-being, and sustains ecosystem functions and biodiversity.

Perhaps the biggest sector directly affected by MAR technique implementation will be agro-industry. In some Mediterranean countries, farmers are grouped in irrigation communities, what involves individuals, SMEs and even big industries. Their success, most of the times, is affected by water availability, and aquifers are the best way to store water as its capacity overweight traditional damming and decreases water supply transportation costs. Successful experiences are becoming more and more popular and farmers have become a sector who claims for the implementation of new MAR facilities and opportunities.

Apart from the agro-industry, many other sector have been identified as beneficiaries, as water supply companies, waste water treatment plants and desalination agents, public bodies related to water management at care of the quality, etc. the eco-innovation label might be include in some of their processes thanks to water quality improvements by means of MAR technique.

The activities to be addressed in this AG are:

  1. Activity 1 KNOWLEDGE BASE FOR EXISTING MAR FIELD APPLICATIONS: Development of MAR knowledge-base of existing field applications for addressing different societal challenges related to water availability.

  2. Activity 2 MAR to MAR-ket: Permanent demonstration activity to show industry that they can rely on hydrogeology techniques by involving nine different industrial branches as demo cases. Industry will realise the benefits and will feel more identified with the activities developed in MARSOL project and the expertise from other previous EU founded projects. Provide technical solution for their water supply guarantee and the feasibility to maintain their livelihood.

  3. Activity 3 BLUE PRINT IMPACT, INDICATORS, RISK ASSESSMENT TECHNICAL SOLUTIONS FOR INDUSTRY: Development of a methodology for probabilistic risk evaluation linked to MAR activities.

  4. Activity 4 TECHNICAL SOLUTIONS FOR INDUSTRY: Development of design and construction criteria, and testing protocols for different exemplary MAR schemes and their benchmarking. Developing and testing appropriate engineering solutions, e.g. underground dams and wastewater hydraulic barriers, to convert karst aquifers into large groundwater storage reservoirs. The pros and cons of each technology will be assessed systematically, and compared to alternative solutions. Economic costs and benefits of MAR options for the various.

  5. Activity 5 MODELLING (incl. water balance, water availability, climate change): Mathematical models to simulate the impact of MAR on aquifer hydrology and hydro geochemistry.

  6. Activity 6 TRANSFERING KNOWLEDGE INTO PRACTICE:  A complex and Specific Dissemination & Technology Transfer (D&TT) Plan will be designed based in the product previous analysis, business and development plans as well as target users. The Plan will contain several programs specially dedicated to the industrial branches, beneficiaries of the technology improvements. Different activities & materials will be developed to achieve an impact on the entire industrial driven sector.

 

The list of the proposing partners of this AG is as follows:

  • Laboratório Nacional de Engenharia Civil (AG lead organization)
  • Grupo Tragsa (Tragsa and Tragsatec)
  • Technische Universität Darmstadt, Dept. of Applied Geosciences
  • IWW Rheinisch-Westfälisches Institut für Wasserforschung gemeinnützige GMBH
  • National Technical University of Athens
  • Lavrion Technological & Cultural Park
  • Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya-BarcelonaTech
  • Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung GmbH
  • Universidade do Algarve
  • Malta Resources Authority
  • Paragon Europe
  • Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, SSSA
  • Amphos 21
  • Mekorot Water Company Israel
  • SGI Studio Galli Ingegneria
  • Carracillo Region Irrigation community
  • Comunidad de Usuarios de Aguas del Valle Bajo y Delta del río Llobregat
  • Terra, Ambiente e Recursos Hídricos
  • Águas do Algarve, S.A.
  • Santiuste Basin Irrigation community
  • Autorità di Bacino dei Fiumi Isonzo Tagliamento Livenza Piave Brenta Bacchiglione (AAWA)
  • Agência Portuguesa do Ambiente
  • Athens Water Supply and Sewerage Company
  • Agricultural Research Organization - the Volcani Center
  • Water Services Corporation
  • Spanish Water Technology Platform
  • Institute of Communications and Computer Systems
  • International Groundwater Resources Assessment Centre (IGRAC)
  • Aquifer Storage And Recovery Systems
  • Korean Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources (KIGAM)
  • Regional governing body of Regione Toscana
  • Local authority of Provincia di Lucca
  • TEA Sistemi SPA
  • Ingegnerie Toscane
  • Kompetenz Zentrum  Wasser Berlin (KWB)
  • Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE), Brazil

Videos Demosites:

MARSOL results have been presented at the EU Groundwater Plenary Meeting in October 2016, Bratislava. The PDF Information Sheet can be found at the documents.

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7th May 2014

Under the related DEMEAU FP7 project an analysis of European MAR sites has been performed and a corresponding report has been published. You may access this publication, prepared by the authors S. Hannappel (HYDOR), F. Scheibler (HYDOR), A. Huber (HYDOR), C. Sprenger (KWB) under...

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MAR Solutions - Managed Aquifer Recharge Strategies and Actions (AG128)

Managed Aquifer Recharge technique, or simply MAR, has become, perhaps, the best technique within the Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) framework, to palliate Climate Change adverse effects. As some impacts are increasing rapidly in scale and intensity, permanent “technological solutions” are required as a "water innovation in action" line. It is worth mentioning that FP7 INNO-DEMO MARSOL project, that started Dec. 1st 2013, is supporting this AG making available 8 demo sites to show the suitability of MAR techniques.

Involving the principal stakeholders and SMEs in this action group and transferring the results of this action into guidelines/policy will ensure MAR transferability to other locations. This will allow a major social advance (in Europe and worldwide) and can clearly contribute to improving living standards and job creation, as it increases the water availability to important economic sectors, improves human health and well-being, and sustains ecosystem functions and biodiversity.

Perhaps the biggest sector directly affected by MAR technique implementation will be agro-industry. In some Mediterranean countries, farmers are grouped in irrigation communities, what involves individuals, SMEs and even big industries. Their success, most of the times, is affected by water availability, and aquifers are the best way to store water as its capacity overweight traditional damming and decreases water supply transportation costs. Successful experiences are becoming more and more popular and farmers have become a sector who claims for the implementation of new MAR facilities and opportunities.

Apart from the agro-industry, many other sector have been identified as beneficiaries, as water supply companies, waste water treatment plants and desalination agents, public bodies related to water management at care of the quality, etc. the eco-innovation label might be include in some of their processes thanks to water quality improvements by means of MAR technique.

The activities to be addressed in this AG are:

  1. Activity 1 KNOWLEDGE BASE FOR EXISTING MAR FIELD APPLICATIONS: Development of MAR knowledge-base of existing field applications for addressing different societal challenges related to water availability.

  2. Activity 2 MAR to MAR-ket: Permanent demonstration activity to show industry that they can rely on hydrogeology techniques by involving nine different industrial branches as demo cases. Industry will realise the benefits and will feel more identified with the activities developed in MARSOL project and the expertise from other previous EU founded projects. Provide technical solution for their water supply guarantee and the feasibility to maintain their livelihood.

  3. Activity 3 BLUE PRINT IMPACT, INDICATORS, RISK ASSESSMENT TECHNICAL SOLUTIONS FOR INDUSTRY: Development of a methodology for probabilistic risk evaluation linked to MAR activities.

  4. Activity 4 TECHNICAL SOLUTIONS FOR INDUSTRY: Development of design and construction criteria, and testing protocols for different exemplary MAR schemes and their benchmarking. Developing and testing appropriate engineering solutions, e.g. underground dams and wastewater hydraulic barriers, to convert karst aquifers into large groundwater storage reservoirs. The pros and cons of each technology will be assessed systematically, and compared to alternative solutions. Economic costs and benefits of MAR options for the various.

  5. Activity 5 MODELLING (incl. water balance, water availability, climate change): Mathematical models to simulate the impact of MAR on aquifer hydrology and hydro geochemistry.

  6. Activity 6 TRANSFERING KNOWLEDGE INTO PRACTICE:  A complex and Specific Dissemination & Technology Transfer (D&TT) Plan will be designed based in the product previous analysis, business and development plans as well as target users. The Plan will contain several programs specially dedicated to the industrial branches, beneficiaries of the technology improvements. Different activities & materials will be developed to achieve an impact on the entire industrial driven sector.

 

The list of the proposing partners of this AG is as follows:

  • Laboratório Nacional de Engenharia Civil (AG lead organization)
  • Grupo Tragsa (Tragsa and Tragsatec)
  • Technische Universität Darmstadt, Dept. of Applied Geosciences
  • IWW Rheinisch-Westfälisches Institut für Wasserforschung gemeinnützige GMBH
  • National Technical University of Athens
  • Lavrion Technological & Cultural Park
  • Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya-BarcelonaTech
  • Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung GmbH
  • Universidade do Algarve
  • Malta Resources Authority
  • Paragon Europe
  • Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, SSSA
  • Amphos 21
  • Mekorot Water Company Israel
  • SGI Studio Galli Ingegneria
  • Carracillo Region Irrigation community
  • Comunidad de Usuarios de Aguas del Valle Bajo y Delta del río Llobregat
  • Terra, Ambiente e Recursos Hídricos
  • Águas do Algarve, S.A.
  • Santiuste Basin Irrigation community
  • Autorità di Bacino dei Fiumi Isonzo Tagliamento Livenza Piave Brenta Bacchiglione (AAWA)
  • Agência Portuguesa do Ambiente
  • Athens Water Supply and Sewerage Company
  • Agricultural Research Organization - the Volcani Center
  • Water Services Corporation
  • Spanish Water Technology Platform
  • Institute of Communications and Computer Systems
  • International Groundwater Resources Assessment Centre (IGRAC)
  • Aquifer Storage And Recovery Systems
  • Korean Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources (KIGAM)
  • Regional governing body of Regione Toscana
  • Local authority of Provincia di Lucca
  • TEA Sistemi SPA
  • Ingegnerie Toscane
  • Kompetenz Zentrum  Wasser Berlin (KWB)
  • Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE), Brazil

Videos Demosites:

MARSOL results have been presented at the EU Groundwater Plenary Meeting in October 2016, Bratislava. The PDF Information Sheet can be found at the documents.

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I´m RD of Head from ITH (Instituto Tecnológico...

Academic Degrees: Ph.D. in Civil Engineering-...

Dr.Eng Andreas Kallioras is a Lecturer of the...

Dr Martina Monego completed a PhD in Civil and...

The Spanish Water Technological Platform is an...

Teacher and Researcher from the University of...

Dati personali data di nascita 14/.10.1959...

I’m a geologist graduated in Bologna University,...

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7th May 2014

Under the related DEMEAU FP7 project an analysis of European MAR sites has been performed and a corresponding report has been published. You may access this publication, prepared by the authors S. Hannappel (HYDOR), F. Scheibler (HYDOR), A. Huber (HYDOR), C. Sprenger (KWB) under...

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