Title: DevelopMent AnD application of integrated technological and management solutions FOR wasteWATER treatment and efficient reuse in agriculture tailored to the needs of Mediterranean African Countries
Type: Research and innovation project
Project coordinator: Alma Mater Studorium – Università di Bologna
Partners involved: The consortium comprises of 18 partners distributed over 6 EU countries, 3 selected Mediterranean African Countries (MACs), Switzerland and China.
Universities: Alma Mater Studorium – Università di Bologna, University of Manouba, Technical University of Crete, University of Tunis El Manar, University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Northwestern Switzerland, Institut Agronomique et Veterinaire Hassan II, Università degli Studi di Milano, Universidad Politéchnica de Madrid, Nanjing University
Research Centers: ALTERRA – Stichting Dienst Landbouwkundig Onderzoek, International Center for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies – Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Bari, National Water Research Center – Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation, National Research Institute of Science and Technology for Environment and Agriculture
Industry: S.K. Euromarket, Rolland Arroseurs Sprinklers, Krofta Waters international
Consultancy: PNO Innovatieadvies
Non-profit: FAO Regional Office for Near East and North Africa
Funding: Horizon 2020 WATER-5c-2015
Duration: June 1st 2016 – May 31st 2020
Introductory presentation: MADFORWATER introductory presentation
Short description: MADFORWATER aims at achieving the goals of the EU Horizon 2020 call for action topic WATER-5c-2015, by focusing on the development of technological and non-technological solutions for the management of water resources in Tunisia, Morocco and Egypt. Over the next four years, the partners of the MADFORWATER project will be involved in developing and tailoring technological and management solutions focused on wastewater treatment and efficient reuse in agriculture in North Africa. The new technologies developed, that will be adapted to the social and technical context of the three countries involved, will be able to produce irrigation-quality water from municipal and industrial wastewaters, as well as from drainage canals. In parallel, the MADFORWATER project will develop new technologies for water efficiency and reuse in agriculture. A tight collaboration with local players and stakeholders will help to adequately tailor the proposed solutions to the local context. The MADFORWATER project aims at producing a relevant and long-term impact in Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia in terms of wastewater treatment and reuse, thus improving agricultural production as well as decreasing exploitation of water reserves and water pollution.