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WATERAGRI - WATER RETENTION AND NUTRIENT RECYCLING IN SOILS AND STREAMS FOR IMPROVED AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION (858375)

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The WATERAGRI vision is to solve agricultural water management and soil fertilisation challenges in a sustainable manner to secure affordable food production in Europe for the 21st century. The WATERAGRI concept aims to introduce a new framework for the use of affordable small water retention approaches for managing excess and shortage of water as well as better recovery of nutrients from agricultural catchments applying a multi-actor approach. The objectives are to (a) Co-develop (multi-actor approach) the links between agricultural land and soil-sediment-water management for improved management of water excess and shortage, maximizing crop production and improving water quality and nutrient uptake by crops; (b) Undertake both technical and sustainability assessments of proposed measures considering tested and reviewed management options; (c) Develop a cloud-based simulation and data assimilation system based on a physically-based terrestrial system model, which is able to assimilate in situ and remotely sensed observations of hydrological and plant variables and meteorological data in near-real time to analyse effects of structures such as drains and dams for improved farm-scale water management and retention; (d) Identify, develop and test affordable and easy-to-implement long-term technical and operational farm solutions such as controlled drainage, regulated deficit irrigation, subsurface irrigation, groundwater recharge, farm constructed wetlands, soil management and nutrient recovery options; (e) Assess the techniques for their potential regarding adaptation to climate change and their impact on ecosystem services for different biogeographic regions using case studies; and (f) Disseminate the implemented innovations to farmers, advisory services and decision-makers as part of a multi-actor approach. The key performance indicators are increased crop production, enhanced nutrient recovery from streams and a simulation and data assimilation system.
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Grant Number: 858375
Cordis Record Number: 229357
Project Start Date: 2020-05-01
Project End Date: 2024-04-30
Project Funder: EC/H2020/RIA/
EC Special Clause: false
Datapilot: true
Open Access Mandate: true
Coordinator: LUNDS UNIVERSITET
Coordinator EU Contribution: 1453175
EU Max Contribution: 6999986.25
Total Cost: 6999986.25
Participant: OULUN YLIOPISTO
FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JULICH GMBH
ALCHEMIA-NOVA GMBH
BAY ZOLTAN ALKALMAZOTT KUTATASI KOZHASZNU NONPROFIT KFT.
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
DEBRECENI EGYETEM
CENTRUM DORADZTWA ROLNICZEGO W BRWINOWIE
CONSORZIO DI BONIFICA DI SECONDO GRADO PER IL CANALE EMILIANO ROMAGNOLO CANALE GIANDOTTI
VULTUS AB
UNIVERSITE DE NEUCHATEL
INOSENS DOO NOVI SAD
AGROGEO AGARFEJLESZTO-FOLDTANI-FOVALLALKOZO KORLATOLT-FELELOSSEGU TARSASAG
AGRICOLUS S.R.L.
UNIVERSITAET FUER BODENKULTUR WIEN
AB GARDSTANGA NYGARD
UNIWERSYTET PRZYRODNICZY WE WROCLAWIU
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
REGELSBERGER MARTIN
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
THE UNIVERSITY OF SALFORD
EDEN TECH
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
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