EIP Water Conference 2019, #EUWIC. MARSOLut MAR and climate change workshops (Sala 1). FINAL PRESENTATIONS

Accelerating action to tackle water pollution and enhance EU preparedness to water-related climate change impacts #EUWIC

Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR) has been considered for a long time as an important technology to combat the adverse effects of Climate Change (CC). This is not a gratuitous claim. In this workshop organizers will support this statement on the basis of real sites, indicators and cases located all around the world. MAR is being used in the world in combination with other Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) measures to reduce climate change adverse impacts as an adaptation and even mitigation strategy to face up CC challenges. Clear examples were exposed by the workshop participants.

Morning session. 9:00-13:00.

MANAGED AQUIFER RECHARGE AS A REAL CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION MECHANISM. EXAMPLES AND INDICATORS FROM FIVE CONTINENTS

Managed Aquifer Recharge as a real Climate Change adaptation mechanism:

0- Programme of the morning session

  1. Why Managed Aquifer Recharge is a successful tool to Climate Change adverse effects adaptation? International examples and indicators. Dr. Enrique Fernández-Escalante. Tragsa Group; IAH MAR Commission, PTEA, MARSOLut.
  2. Sand river recharge and storage. Dr. Tibor Stigter (video). Senior Lecturer in Hydrogeology and Groundwater Resources. The Netherlands. IAH Climate Change Commission (VIDEO)
  3. Web-based real-time monitoring and modeling of managed aquifer recharge applications. Dr. Catalin Stefan. Technische Universität Dresden Germany – IAH MAR Commission.
  4. Academic training in climate change adaptation – example of the international Master’s Programme “Groundwater and Global Change – Impacts and Adaptation (GroundwatCh). Dr. Catalin Stefan. Technische Universität Dresden.
  5. Methodology for developing Managed Aquifer Recharge. An example of implementation in Chile. Dr. Jordi Guimerà. Amphos 21 Consulting, Barcelona, Spain.
  6. How to control groundwater quality degradation in coastal zones using MAR optimized by GALDIT. Vulnerability Assessment to Saltwater Intrusion and GABA-IFI models. Dr. João Paulo Lobo-Ferreira. LNEC, MARSOLut, Portugal.

Climate change mitigation strategies related to IWRM:

  1. Sites and Indicators of MAR as a Successful Tool to Mitigate Climate Change Effects in Spain. Dr. Jon San Sebastián. Tragsa Group, MARSOLut. Spain.
  2. Ensuring safe MAR to address water scarcity under the EU Water Framework Directive. Dr. Manuel Sapiano. The Energy & Water Agency, MARSOLut. Malta.
  3. Nature Based Solution on MAR and climate change alleviation. Dr. Elena López Gunn and Dr. Beatriz Mayor. iCatalist. Spain.
  4. From managed to controlled aquifer recharge: the LIFE REWAT Suvereto MAR scheme (Italy). Dr. Rudy Rossetto. Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, MARSOLut, Freewat, Italy.

23. FINAL CONCLUSIONS. Por Catalin Stefan, Enrique Fernández Escalante, Elena López Gunn

Afternoon session. 14:00-18:00.

HOW H2020 MARSOLUT WILL CONTRIBUTE TO TACKLE WATER POLLUTION AND ENHANCE MAR PREPAREDNESS IN EU

MARSoluT addresses this knowledge gap by a collaborative effort in a multi-disciplinary team. Activities are organized around the existing field sites of previous EU FP7 project MARSOL that are already highly characterized and instrumented to allow further in-depth studies and experimental approaches. This will lead to new insights into the complex and coupled processes at MAR sites and will help to optimize MAR design and operation, and thereby minimizing risk of MAR failure. Excellence in research and technological innovation are ensured by involving partners from renowned research organizations as well as SMEs and industry partners with a strong background in the water sector.

0- Programme of the afternoon session.

1- Introduction to H2020 MARSoluT Side Event. JP Lobo Ferreira (EIP Water AG 128, LNEC, Portugal.

2- Introduction to H2020 MARSoluT Project. Christoph Schüth (MARSoluT coordination. Technische Universität Darmstadt (TUDa), Germany.

3- Reactive barriers for enhanced attenuation of micro pollutants. Christoph Schüth and Edinsson Muñoz Vega (TUDa), Germany.

4- Advanced technical solutions in managed aquifer recharge (MAR). Enrique Fernandez Escalante (TRAGSA) Spain.

5- Chaotic flows and reactive transport modeling during managed artificial recharge. Daniel Fernández García (Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya), Spain.

6- Hydroinformatics and monitoring for investigating groundwater quality changes in managed aquifer recharge (MAR). Rudy Rossetto and Esteban Caligaris. Scola Superiore di Sant’Anna (SSSA), Italy.

7- Hydrogeological and geochemical modelling of a sea-water intrusion barrier in an island/coastal groundwater body. Manuel Sapiano and Francesco Demichele (EWA), Malta.

8- New approaches in risk management and climate change adaption for MAR in Berlin. Christoph Sprenger (KWB), Germany. Not available.

9- Sharing experiences on GTK ongoing MAR projects/project preparation to network with MARtoMARket partner projects. Jussi Ahonen (Geological Survey of Finland) Finland.

10- Assessment of the performance of different soils as a reactive layer to enhance water quality during infiltration in MAR basins. Marcel Horovitz (LNEC), Portugal.

11- Soil-Aquifer Treatment as a passive solution to enhance treated wastewater quality. An example in south Portugal. Teresa Leitão and Marcel Horovitz (LNEC), Portugal.

12- Algar dam. 1st dam exclusively built for recharge of aquifers. Valencia, Spain. Enrique Cifres (IME), Spain.

More information in the websites: https://www.marsolut-itn.eu, https://recharge.iah.org, http://dina-mar.es/post/2019/12/13/EIP-Water-Conference-2019-EUWIC-MARSOLut-MAR-and-climate-change-workshops-(Sala-1)-FINAL-PRESENTATIONS.aspx

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