SMART-Control

SMART-Control

Smart framework for real-time monitoring and control of subsurface processes in managed aquifer recharge applications

Program at a glance

Funding Agency

Cyprus Research and Innovation Foundation

Program Period

2019-2021

Action Acronym

SMART-Control

Project Number

P2P/WATER/1017/0007

Action Name

Smart Framework for Real-Time Monitoring and Control of Subsurface Processes in Managed Aquifer Recharge Applications

Project Coordinator

Technical University of Dresden (Germany)

Project partners

Federal University of Paraiba (Brazil)

Federal University of Pernambuco (Brazil)

The French Geological Survey (France)

Nireas-International Water Research Center,University of Cyprus (Cyprus)

The Berlin Center of Competence for Water (Germany)

SUEZ (France)

Adelphi (Germany)

UIT (Germany)

Budget

174.960,00  €

Project website

https://smart-control.inowas.com/ 

Abstract

Enhancing groundwater recharge by storing surplus water in the subsurface in times of high availability followed by recovery in times

of high demand represents a low cost technology that increases the resilience of water supply infrastructures to extreme hydro-climatic events. This technique, referred to as managed aquifer recharge (MAR), represents a viable adaptation solution for sustainable water resources management while it reduces the impact of water scarcity by increasing seasonal water availability. MAR can improve food security and reduce harvest failure risks as the resilience against extreme weather events such as droughts is increased.

Objectives

The main objective is to reduce the risks in the application of sustainable groundwater management through the development and implementation of an innovative web-based, real-time monitoring and control system in combination with risk assessment and management tools.

Applications

The approach will be tested at six MAR sites (pilot and full-scale) which ensures that the SMART-Control framework can be applied to various environmental and operational conditions to improve integrated water resources management techniques.assessment and management tools.

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