Initiatives & Projects
Sustainable water management in Mediterranean coastal aquifers: recharge assessment and modelling issues
|Subject(s)||RIGHT , INFORMATION - COMPUTER SCIENCES , no translation available|
|Geographical coverage||Switzerland, Palestine, Morocco, France, Tunisia, Spain, Italy|
|Budget (in €)||655717|
|Programme||INCO MED (FP5)|
|Objectives|| - development of an integrated approach combining advanced
computational tools (numerical modeling and optimisation) and GIS for
sustainable water resources management in Mediterranean coastal aquifers.
Particular emphasis will be on artificial recharge (including wastewater
reuse). Six field sites are selected for demonstration, validation and
- Data sets are first collected and embodied within a GIS for easy access and search, visualisation and thematic mapping. 3D Numerical models for groundwater flow, seawater intrusion and optimisation are developed and implemented. The tools are then applied for investigating field sites. Scenarios varying recharge location and storage capacity are simulated to assess best control of seawater intrusion and meeting demand requirements.
|Period||[01/01/2003 - 03/12/2005]|