COORDINATOR Agricultural Research Organization - Volcani Center, Bet Dagan
Autorita di Bacino dei Fiumi Isonzo, Tagliamento, Livenza, Piave, Brenta-Bacchiglione, Venice
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva
EPEM S.A. - Environmental Planning, Engineering & Management, Athens
Empresa de Transformación Agraria S.A., Madrid
Etaireia Ydreyseos kai Apochetefseos Proteyoysis Anonimi Etaireia, Athens
Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung GmbH, Leipzig
Institute of Communications and Computer Systems, Athens
Laboratório Nacional de Engenharia Civil
Mekorot Israel National Water Company, Tel Aviv
Paragon Europe, Mosta
Provincia di Lucca, Lucca
Rheinisch-Westfälisches Institut für Wasserforschung gGmbH, Mühlheim an der Ruhr
Scuola Superiore di Studi Universitari e di Perfezionamento Sant'Anna, Pisa
Studio Galli Ingegneria Spa, Padua
Sustainable Energy and Water Conservation Unit, Valetta
TEA-Sistemi S.p.A., Pisa
Terra, Ambiente e Recursos Hídricos, Lisbon
Universidade do Algarve, Faro
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - BarcelonaTech, Barcelona
Water Services Corporation, Luqa
MARSOL project aims to demonstrate that Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR) techniques are able to secure 'excess' water in surplus periods and store it under ground for further use during periods of scarcity. Managed Aquifer Recharge can also be utilised to combat sea water intrusion in coastal areas and to give pre-treated waste water a final clean-up.
- MARSOL deals with some major questions concerning the method such as risks, water quality, and technical feasibility.
The project has examined eight field sites- in Greece,Portugal,Spain,Malta,Italy and Israel –how the different specific ways water of varying origins and qualities (such as desalinated sea water, river water, and treated wastewater)can be stored in the ground with different techniques.
It has developed guidelines for MAR site selection, technical realization, monitoring strategies, and modelling approaches, to offer stakeholders a comprehensive toolbox for MAR implementation. http://www.marsol.eu
The main challenges include the systematization of the applicability of the technical solutions and the knowledge transferring into practice, including the challenges of EU administrative law in the implementation.