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Commission Européenne (CORDIS) 2004

WADE FLOODWATER RECHARGE OF ALLUVIAL AQUIFERS IN DRYLAND ENVIRONMENTS

Recharge Aquifers

CORDIS (Service Communautaire d’Information sur la Recherche et le Développement) Commission Européenne

Titre : WADE FLOODWATER RECHARGE OF ALLUVIAL AQUIFERS IN DRYLAND ENVIRONMENTS

Région : Dryland

Code du projet : 506680 FP6-SUSTDEV

Durée : From 2004-07-01 to 2007-12-31

Descriptif
The WADE project aims to assess long-term (decades to centuries) water resources in selected semiarid to hyperacid ephemeral river basins by determining long-term transmission losses from floods and quantifying floodwater recharge into alluvial aquifers.
An innovative approach will be applied based on three principal research themes.
1) Palaeoflood hydrology will be used to determine long-term flood magnitude and frequency in order to quantify the frequency of recharging flood events.
2) Surface and sub-surface hydrology will be monitored in order to quantify transmission losses through the riverbed into the alluvial aquifers. The combination of these two mythologies will be able to quantify long-term aquifer recharge through flooding.
3) The final research theme focuses on thesauri-economic issues related to the use of alluvial aquifer groundwater within the study catchments. The research will be undertaken in 4 research basins, twinning catchments in Spain and Israel with study catchments in Namibia and South Africa.

Participants au projet
Coordinateur : CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS (Spain)
Participants : THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY OF JERUSALEM Israel ; HYDROISOTOP GMBH Germany  ; DESERT RESEARCH FOUNDATION OF NAMIBIA Namibia ; THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH United Kingdom ; UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN South Afric ; INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE Canada ; THE BEN GURION UNIVERSITY OF THE NEGEV Israel ; MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE, WATER AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT, REPUBLIC OF NAMIBIA Namibia ; SURPLUS PEOPLE PROJECT South Africa ; KAMIESBURG MUNICIPALITY South Africa ; NAMA KHOI MUNICIPALITY South Africa

Budget
Coût total : EUR 2 605 295
Contribution UE : EUR 1 700 000

Présentation : Commission Européenne

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