COORDINATOR Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa
Universidade do Algarve
Analysis of the environmental, institutional &socioeconomic dimensions towards the definition of an efficient integrated & sustainable water management, protecting its quality & quantity and the efficiency of its uses, integrating the superficial, coastal and groundwater components in Querença-Silves & Sines aquifers (Melides area).
Definition of good practices’ guidelines for the preservation of water quality & quantity even on climate change scenarios.
- Define god practices for sustainable water management.
- Annalise environmental, socioeconomic & institutional factors of integrated water management.
Querença-Silves & Melides: Direct recharge &external recharge from creeks; water availability & quality (actual & under climate change);
Querença-Silves: Risk to drought; Identification of areas for artificial recharge;
Melides: Vulnerability to pollution; Pollution sources, travel times & pollution loads reaching water bodies; pollution loads under climate change; risk to pollution; good practices of water protection; mitigation measures & priority areas of intervention.
Further studies of artificial recharge & evaluation of its efficiency as a strategy to store water surplus (Querença-Silves)
Improve knowledge of hydraulic connections between surface and groundwater bodies (Melides e Querença-Silves)
Improve the evaluation of travel times & pollution loads, by pollution source, reaching the water environment (Melides)
Application of the good practices & mitigation measures
Monitoring of the efficiency of such good practices & mitigation measures