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Looking for partners/participate as a partner in all water management calls
Topic 1.1.1 RIA Sustainable groundwater management in water-stressed Mediterranean areas (Section 1) 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)
Topic 1.3.1 IA Implementation of analytical tools and digital technology to achieve traceability, authenticity control of traditional Mediterranean foods (Section 1).
Agricultural water management, Groundwater Modeling, Groundwater Modeling, Hydrological Modeling,, Water quality Assessment, Water use efficiency, irrigation water quality, water availability, water catchment, water management, water quality, water resources management, water reuse, water stress, water sustainability, water use and reuse, • Integrated water resources management;, • Landscape irrigation systems and water management;
The areas of interest for future development, based on the Strategic Plan of the Organization are:
1) The Optimization of the exploitation and the management of the available surface and groundwater.
2) The development of Renewable Energy Projects in terms of:
• Large energy storage systems: energy exploitation of dams and reservoirs using pump storage systems.
• Small RES systems developed in infrastructures and land of OAK SA (photovoltaic systems, small wind turbines, small hydro power systems).
3) Projects related to Urban and Transport Development (Smart Transportation).
4) Upgrade and expansion of the existing automation systems of water networks.
5) Urban and countryside development, startups support e.t.c
DESCRIPTION OF YOUR ORGANISATION:
The Organization for the Development of Crete S.A. (O.A.K. S.A.) was founded in 2013 through the merger of OADYK (Organization for the Development of Western Crete, founded in 1979), OANAK (Organization for the Development of Eastern Crete) and the public authorities (EYDE BOAK, EYDE Aposelemi). The O.A.K. S.A. is a Governmental Organization, supervised by the Greek Ministry of Infrastructure, Transport and Networks. The Organization is based in Chania, having departments in Heraklio, Rethymno and Lasithi.
The responsibilities of O.A.K. S.A. are the planning, designing, constructing & managing of:
• The Hydraulic Infrastructures (Dams, reservoirs and water treatment plants) Three dams, with total capacity up to 50 M m3 (dam of Aposelemi in Heraklio with capacity 27.1 M m3, dam of Potamon in Rethymnon with capacity 22.5 M m3 and the dam of Valsamioti in Chania with capacity of 6 M m3), the Reservoir of Agios Georgios in Lasithi with capacity of 2.15 M m3, more than 15 small tanks with total capacity 230.000 m3 and two water treatment plants (Dramia and Heraklio) have been constructed and functioning under the supervision of the Organization.
• The water supply – irrigation networks of Crete. The project of former OADYK “Integrated Water Resources Management of Western Crete” has been expanded with the water networks of Eastern Crete. The networks of OAK SA include: 430 km mains and distribution irrigation networks in Western Crete (irrigation area of 135.000 ha) and water supply network 70 km in Eastern Crete (Water supply for 264.000 residents and 125.000 hotel beds). OAK SA distributes annually 120 M m3 water, through the water network, with about 28 pump stations and many water drillings.
Furthermore it supports the development of the countryside through projects and Community Initiatives (Leader of Western Crete, Rural Development Programs, Community-Led Local Development (CLLD) of Western Crete, Employment Programs, start – ups support etc.) with the aim to contribute to the development of the region of Crete.
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.