Our solution

AGREEMAR proposes an integrated and coordinated methodology to assess and map the feasibility of managed aquifer recharge (MAR) in the Mediterranean basin and safeguard its success through the implementation of an adaptive governance framework. This will be achieved through:

Feasibility mapping

Development of a methodology for the selection of feasible locations for MAR application based on the integration of demand for groundwater-dependent services, conventional and non-conventional water sources, and intrinsic hydrogeological conditions.

Groundwater modelling

Validation of the feasibility maps through numerical models at watershed and local scale to assess the improvements in reliability, vulnerability and resilience provided by the inclusion of MAR schemes in water management schemes.

Governance systems

Development of a general participatory governance framework at regional level and implementation of co-created location-specific agreements for MAR benefits sharing endorsed by cross-sectoral stakeholder groups.

Stakeholders engagement

Implementation of a participative multi-actor approach for fostering the engagement of stakeholders from different societal sectors and actor groups in all stages of project development.

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Project mid-term meeting in Valencia, Spain, between 7-8 September 2023

Between 7-8 September 2023, the AGREEMAR consortium met in Valencia, Spain for the second annual project meeting. The event included one day of workshops and one day of field trips and was organised by the project partners at the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV). Group photo of AGREEMAR team members and local stakeholders at Algar reservoir near Valencia, Spain, 8 …

Validation workshop of the MAR feasibility maps in Cyprus

Online workshop for the validation of feasibility maps in Cyprus The outcomes of the multi-criteria decision analysis, along with the assumptions/limitations applied to derive the feasibility maps, were discussed with the key stakeholders, particularly members of the Geological Survey and Water Development Department, on 30 August 2023. A step-by-step description of the proposed methodology, the classification of the physical criteria for …

Validation workshop of the MAR feasibility maps in Tunisia

On 13 July, the MAR feasibility maps developed by the AGREEMAR team at INAT were validated in a participative workshop attended by representatives of relevant stakeholders in Tunisia. Participants of the AGREEMAR validation workshop organised by INAT on 13 July 2023 in Tunisia As part of the participative approach of AGREEMAR project in Tunisia, a validation workshop of the WP2 …

AGREEMAR at the International Training Course on “Conjunctive Management of Surface and Groundwater in the Mediterranean”

We are thrilled to announce that the AGREEMAR project was recently showcased by Prof. Joaquín Andreu during an international Training Course on “Conjunctive Management of Surface and Groundwater in the Mediterranean”. This event, organized by UNESCO, took place on 17-19 May 2023 at the Júcar River Basin Agency, in Valencia (Spain), and brought together water management experts, researchers, and policymakers. …

Researcher from UPV conducting a research stay in Tunisia

From February 27, 2023, to March 13, 2023, Syrine Ghannem, member of the AGREEMAR project at the Polytechnic University of Valencia visited the National Agronomic Institute of Tunisia in order to carry out a stay within the scope of work package 3 of the AGREEMAR project. During this stay, she visited different Tunisian institutions in order to better understand the …

Dr Khaoula Khemiri is the newest member of the AGREEMAR project team

Starting with 15 April 2023, the AGREEMAR team became bigger. Our Tunisian partner INAT received a new valuable member: Dr Khaoula Khemiri will work as postdoctoral researcher at the National Institute of Agronomy of University of Carthage. Dr Khemiri holds a PhD in Hydraulic Engineering from the National Engineering School of Tunis (ENIT). She also holds a master degree in …

Assessing the stakeholders‘ needs and demo site requirements in Cyprus

In a recent development, the AGREEMAR project reached a significant milestone with its latest needs assessment mission to the project demo site in Cyprus, spanning from 27 to 31 March 2023. During this mission, the project partners adelphi, ERATOSTHENES CoE and TU Dresden engaged in productive discussions with key stakeholders of the water sector and nature conversation. AGREEMAR partners adelphi …

AGREEMAR presented at the 16th Portuguese Water Congress in Lisbon, Portugal

On 22 March (the World Water Day), the AGREEMAR project was presented by Dr. Teresa Leitão from LNEC at the 16th Portuguese Water Congress in Lisbon, Portugal with a talk entitled “Promoting Managed Aquifer Recharge Implementation in the Mediterranean Area. AGREEMAR Project and Expected Outputs”. Dr. Teresa Leitão (LNEC) presenting the AGREEMAR project at the 16th Portuguese Water Congress in Lisbon, …