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Innovative means to protecting water resources in the Mediterranean

coastal areas through re-injection of treated water

IMPROWARE was a demonstration project promoting innovation and best practices on water protection in Mediterranean coastal areas through re-injection of treated water.

IMPROWARE was part of the Sustainable Water Integrated Management Programme (SWIM), a Regional Technical Assistance Programme launched by the European Commission to contribute to the extensive dissemination and effective implementation of sustainable water management policies and practices in the Southern Mediterranean Region.

HGG Project part:
HGG was the leader of WP3, Hydro-geological characterization of aquifers at Nobariya using geophysical methods. In the project, Aarhus University carried out field studies in study areas in Tunesia and Egypt. Both study sites were characterized by limited existing knowledge on the geology setting and huge problems with salinization of the groundwater. The HGG group carried out mappings with Groundbased TEM and MRS methods by which detailed 3D hydrogeological models could be set up. The model was used to simulate different groundwater scenarios and optimize the management of the local aquifers. 

Aarhus University, University of Padova, Italiean ministry for the environment, land and sea, The Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency and Office NAtional de l'Assainissement.