Home|Implementation of photovoltaic water pumping pilot station on boreholes and on valley dike for RIA to attain sustainable water balances optimal management and irrigation performance, in a real large semi-arid farm, Algeria.
Implementation of photovoltaic water pumping pilot station on boreholes and on valley dike for RIA to attain sustainable water balances optimal management and irrigation performance, in a real large semi-arid farm, Algeria.
Topic 2.1.1 RIA Bridging the gap between potential and actual irrigation performance in the Mediterranean (Section 2)
Irrigation performance, PVWPSPS: photovoltaic water pumping pilot station, RIA: Resaearch and Innovation Activity, groundwater sources, hydraulic behavior, water balances
NAME OF ORGANISATION:
Unité de Recherche Appliquée en Energies Renouvelables, URAER, Centre de Développement des Energies Renouvelables, CDER, 47133, Ghardaïa, Algeria.
This proposal aims to implement photovoltaic water pumping station pilot project (PVWPS) for RIA (Research and Innovation Activity) to attain sustainable water balances optimal management and irrigation performance, in a real large semi-arid farm, in Souk-Ahras, Algeria. It consists of an experimental field which includes three photovoltaic water pumping systems to be erected on two boreholes and valley's dike with flood control gate system, for irrigating about 10 hectares of olive trees, 30 hectares of large scale cereal lands (wheat, barley, fodder) and about 10 hectares of valley’s grassland. Accordingly, novel methods and technical tools leading to reduce the gap between the farm potential and the adopted irrigation system performance can be developed through three main study areas:
Sought partner can contribute in one of the following axes:
1- Assessment of water availability, water balances and the needed amount for irrigation within surface and groundwater sources, considering hydraulic behavior and climatic variation.
2- Efficient use of both water and energy in irrigation through the energetic and economic optimization of photovoltaic pumping plants, modernization of water distribution and irrigation systems by adopting new technologies.
3-Water quality, soil specifics and adaptable crop can be investigated through, especially, degree of aridity and salinity, humidity, temperature, soil fertility and infiltration.
DESCRIPTION OF YOUR ORGANISATION:
Public research organization :
Provide scientific innovation and technological intelligence in dealing with renewable energies
• Collect and process scientific and technical information and ensure the preservation and dissemination;
• Contribute to the development of research results including ensuring their dissemination, exploitation and exploitation
• Ensure the coordination, monitoring and evaluation of units, laboratories and research teams.
Public research organization in Renewable energy, hydraulogy and agronomy are very selected.
The Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area will devise new R&I approaches to improve water availability and sustainable agriculture production in a region heavily distressed by climate change, urbanisation and population growth
The PRIMA programme is an Art.185 initiative supported and funded under Horizon 2020, the European Union’s Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.