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Commission Européenne (CORDIS) 2004

MEDITATE Mediteranean development of innovative technologies for integrated water management

Water Management

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

Titre : MEDITATE Mediteranean development of innovative technologies for integrated water management

Région : Méditerranée

Code du projet : 509112 FP6-INCO

Durée : From 2004-05-01 to 2007-10-31

Descriptif
MEDITATE aims at the development of a water management support system at the Mediterranean catchment level, integrating the use of alternative water resources such as karst submarine springs, seawater or brackish water desalination and water reuse, for water scarcity management. Innovative technologies for submarine springs, from survey using an autonomous underwater vehicle, monitoring at the spring level till capture prototype, will be developed mainly in this project. Economical and environmental study of submarine springs will be conducted and taken into consideration .Submarine springs study will also be used to determine the real water resource potential at the coastal karst aquifers in three Mediterranean catchments. The submarine springs could represent important alternative water resource as it has been reported during the last 30 years, but without serious scientific arguments. New technology for characterising the submarine springs will help to infirm or confirm this hypothesis. Low cost and low energy desalination plants for temporary use and salinity variability of submarine springs water will not be developed within MEDITATE, but designed based on feasibility analysis. A general analysis of desalination cost for various conditions will be taken into account in the socio-economic analysis for the management system. In the same manner, a review of water reuse will be carried out, taking into consideration environmental and health problems, technical and cost problems in order to have serious data to be considered in water management scenarios. The water management support system will bring stakeholders in a decision making process considering water visions for 2025. The WMSS will provide set of scenarios, giving safe water yield, based on the characterisation and hydrological modelling of four catchments. This WMSS will allow integrating different types of knowledge inclusive all social actors, in a decision-making process.

Participants au projet
Coordinateur : BUREAU DE RECHERCHES GEOLOGIQUES ET MINIERES (France)
Participants : CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE France ; CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY United Kingdom ; HACETTEPE UNIVERSITY Turkey ; UNIVERSITY OF JORDAN Jordan  ; ECOLE SUPERIEURE D’INGENIEURS DE BEYROUTH Lebanon ; ATOMIC ENERGY COMMISSION OF SYRIA Syria ; ACCIONA AGUA S.A.U Spain ; PROYECTOS E INSTALACIONES DE DESALACION S.A. Spain ; WATER ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH CENTER OF NOTRE DAME UNIVERSITY,, Lebanon

Budget
Coût total : EUR 2 486 365
Contribution UE : EUR 1 648 497

Présentation : Commission Européenne

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