SWIMED Sustainable water management in Mediterranean coastal aquifers: recharge assessment and modelling issues

Country: EU Projects
Start Date:           Duration: 36 months         Project Type: RTD
Contract Number: ICA3-CT-2002-10004
Organisation Type:  EC Project
Water resources and their management -->Water resources and their management Overview
Project objectives:
In this proposal, an integrated approach combining advanced computational tools (numerical modelling and optimisation) and GIS, will be developed for sustainable 
water resources management in Mediterranean coastal aquifers. Particular emphasis will be devoted to artificial recharge (including wastewater reuse).
Six field sites are selected in for demonstration, validation and assessment purposes. Data sets are first collected and embodied within a geographic information
system for easy access and search, visualisation and thematic map production. 3D Numerical models for groundwater flow, seawater intrusion and Optimisation
procedures are developed and implemented. The tools are then applied for investigating field sites Southward and Northward. Scenarios varying recharge
location and storage capacity are simulated to assess the best control of seawater intrusion and meeting demand requirements.
Project Summary:
The SWIMED project has been conceived to benefit from multiple merged experiences of experts in various scientific fields (i.e. hydrogeology, geophysics, 
numerical modeling, Optimization, Geographic information systems and databases, Decision support systems) northward and southward. This multi-disciplinary
project will focus on a technico-socio-economical problem, i.e. seawater intrusion analysis and control through recharge assessment. It will be run by a consortium of European and South Mediterranean countries who share partially some experience in water resources systems analysis and
design. The already existing collaborations between partners in Europe and between Europe and South Mediterranean will be reinforced and will ensure the
quality and efficiency of the collaboration.
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Funding Programme(s): 
EC Framework Programme 5
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Submitted by: EUGRIS Team Dr Stefan Gödeke  Who does what?  18/03/2005 12:18:00
Updated by: EUGRIS Team Professor Paul Bardos  Who does what?  03/10/2006 14:52:00