InTheMed- Innovative and Sustainable Groundwater Management in the Mediterranean


The main goal of InTheMED is to implement innovative and sustainable management tools and remediation strategies in five typical case studies, located between the two shores of the MED.

The project will provide new modelling routines for determining the basic components of the water cycle, including economic, social and technical aspects (e.g. groundwater accumulation and storage), as

  • Enhanced knowledge about pollution sources and processes in order to attenuate the impact of anthropogenic activities on water resources availability and quality;
  • Energy efficiency enhanced technologies for wastewater and seawater treatment for unconventional renewable water resource production;
  • Protection of water resources quality from food production activities, i.e. by pollution reduction and remediation, for the sustainable ecosystem functioning;
  • Cost-effective and high-efficiency managed aquifer recharge and retention measures for floodplain re-naturalization;
  • Resources production (desalination and treated wastewater) integrated into water management system, with assessed economic and environmental impacts.
Environment, Environmental Modelling, Mitigation and Remediation
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Coordinator/Local PI


Proponent Institution

Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV), Spain


Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ), Germany
Technical University of Crete (TUC), Greece
Università di Parma (UNIPR), Italy
Associação do Instituto Superior Técnico para a Investigação e Desenvolvimento (IST-ID), Portugal
Water Research and Technologies Center (CERTE), Tunisia
Boğaziçi University (BU), Turkey

Funding Programme

Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area (PRIMA)

Total Funding
1 540 000,00 €
CERENA Funding
220 000,00 €

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