CERENA researchers’ Leonardo Azevedo, Maria João Pereira, and Amilcar Soares belong to the consortium of InTheMED project “Innovative and sustainable groundwater management in the Mediterranean” funded by PRIMA R&D program in water and agriculture in the Mediterranean funded by the European program H2020.
The consortium, coordinated by Jaime Gómez from IIAMA UPV, counts with the expertise of researchers from different research centers and universities from Spain, Germany, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Tunisia and Turkey.
The objective of the InTheMED project is to develop a web platform that allows aquifer users to know the impact of their actions on underground resources. CERENA will mainly contribute with the generation of innovative tools to model groundwater aquifers. This tool will allow aquifer users (irrigation communities, public administrations, environmental entities or water management companies) to predict the evolution of the system and the impact of their actions on underground resources. The project will be developed in 5 pilot study cases distributed within the participating countries.
According to Leonardo Azevedo “this project is an opportunity for CERENA to demonstrate its state-of-art methods in modelling spatial phenomena in a key topic for the future such as groundwater management”.
The PRIMA Program (2018-2028) is sponsored by the Mediterranean Research and Innovation Foundation seeks to improve water availability and sustainable agricultural production in the Mediterranean region, funded and currently involves 19 countries: Algeria, Croatia, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Malta, Morocco, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Tunisia and Turkey.