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


Action Acronym


Project Number


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)


174.960,00  €

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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.


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.


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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