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Looking for a collaboration as a project partner and/or coordinator
Topic 2.1.1 RIA Bridging the gap between potential and actual irrigation performance in the Mediterranean (Section 2). Topic 2.1.2 RIA Management of low quality waters under water scarcity and climate change conditions (Section 2)
NAME OF ORGANISATION:
Center for Scientific and Technical Research on Arid Regions '' Omar EL-BERNAOUI '' (C.R.S.T.R.A.)
Looking for a collaboration as a project partner and/or coordinator in studies related to sustainable groundwater management, treatment water and wastewater treatment technologies and to management of low quality waters. We are interested in assessing current status of water resources, mitigate water shortages due to quality and/or quantity issues and adaptation to climate change. In particular, we are focusing on using unconventional water resources to address water scarcity issues. Thus related to the topics about :
Water treatment technology for specific irrigation requirements (e.g., precision irrigation);
Integrate desalination and treated wastewater into Mediterranean water management systems, assessing their economic and environmental impacts with a regional perspective.
Economic efficiency leading to high water balance protection, water productivity, similar or higher to that of alternative societal water uses.
Water use converging to irrigation water requirements for optimised irrigation efficiency.
Quantify plausible gap reductions at the farm, water users association and basin levels and contribute to the sustainability of Mediterranean aquifers and rivers in qualitative and quantitative terms.
Optimize the management of low quality waters for irrigation at the farm and collective levels (water users associations or basin authorities), preventing social conflicts in the use of water resources of different qualities.
Develop right water balances and estimate right amount of water available for irrigation ensuring water safety and security (water quality and quantity)
DESCRIPTION OF YOUR ORGANISATION:
The Center for Scientific and Technical Research on Arid Regions '' Omar EL-BERNAOUI '' (C.R.S.T.R.A.) is a Public institution of a Scientific and Technical nature (E.P.S.T.). This center, which is endowed with legal personality and financial autonomy, is placed under the supervision of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. Its activities is the execution of National Research Programs for the Development of Arid Regions in the fields: Of the environment ; Major Risks; Land Use Planning; Hydric Resources ; Agriculture, Rural Development and Socioeconomic Development; Renewable Energies.
The Center is responsible for :
Carry out scientific and technical research programs on arid regions and / or threatened with drought or desertification;
Undertake and / or participate in any multidisciplinary research related to the Arid Regions;
Establish a scientific and technical database on the Arid Regions and ensure its treatment, conservation and dissemination;
Participate in any research on understanding and addressing human vulnerability to environmental change.
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