MARSoluT – Managed Aquifer Recharge Solutions Training Network – is a four-year Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Innovative Training Network (ITN) funded by the European Commission.
MARSoluT intends to tackle specific technical challenges in the operation of Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR) sites on a scientific basis, specifically:
- chemical, biological and hydraulic processes resulting in clogging and reduction of infiltration rates,
- hydrogeochemical processes affecting the water quality, with special focus on micropollutants,
- performance monitoring and modelling, including reactive transport models to predict the fate of pathogens and emerging pollutants, and
- implications of the processes mentioned above on the technical design of MAR projects in the frame of regional flow models and water management plans.
MARSoluT intends, at the same time, to train a significant number (12) of Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) to become experts in the application of MAR in the frame of an Integrated Water Resources Management. We envisage these ESRs to become highly qualified multipliers for the effective promotion and implementation of MAR concepts in Europe and worldwide.