Database of European Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR) Sites

Different types of managed aquifer recharge (MAR) schemes are widely distributed and applied on various scales in the European countries, but no systematic categorization and data compilation existed up to now. The created European MAR catalogue (MS-Access database) includes a wide range of parameters, e.g. operational information, hydrogeological properties and water quality monitoring for different types of MAR. The database includes currently 270 MAR sites from more than 20 European countries.

Knowledge exchange: DEMEAU & other FP7 projects on LCA in Loeben

DEMEAU partners attended a workshop on methods of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) for all EU-FP7 projects in Leoben (AT). LCA experts of 12 research projects exchanged ideas on LCA related topics and defined a common framework for environmental indicators to facilitate the comparability and reliability of outcomes of the environmental assessment.

Immersion Strategy and Applied Innovation

The Catalan Water Partnership aims to enhance the strategical reflexion with all stakeholders in the water sector in Catalunya and wants to foster the further internationalisation and innovation of the sector. DEMEAU will be presented by Ester Vilanova who will talk about the results that have been achieved and that are yet to come.

Advanced Oxidation - Interview and site visit at WWTP Neugut

As the first full scale facility of its type, an ozonation plant is being implemented in Switzerland. The WWTP Neugut in Dübendorf cleans the wastewater from Dübendorf, Dietlikon, Wangen-Brüttisellen, and Wallisellen. The Neugut plant will be the first full scale ozonation facility at a municipal WWTP in Switzerland. The launch is expected for early 2014. The Neugut plant is a tailor-made application developed in cooperation with Eawag and the surrounding municipalities to protect the water quality of the nearby river and wells.

Bioassays - Interview with Dr. Frederic Leusch about trigger values

In the interview, Frederic Leusch explains the advantages and shortcomings of the use of bioassays that still need to be tackled. Dr Leusch is programme leader for "Water Quality and Diagnostics" at the Smart Water Research Centre as well as senior lecturer at the School of Environment at Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia. He worked in the frame of the Australian water recycling guideline on the application of bioassays in risk assessment.

Application areas, Stakeholders and Implementation Barriers of DEMEAU Technologies

WA5 aims to ensure that the principles of sustainability guide the market uptake and implementation of DEMEAU’s water technologies targeting micropollutants. One year into the project, WA5 has achieved the first milestones and identified an initial set of case studies to be carried out in close collaboration with other work areas of the DEMEAU project. The case studies build the basis of WA5’s sustainability analysis and the resulting proposal of routes to foster market uptake.

Final Consortium Meeting With Demonstrating Large-Scale Ozonation

DEMEAU held the first in its three part series of final events in Zurich, Switzerland on June 17-18, 2015. Hosted on the premises of Eawag just outside of Zurich in Dübendorf, attendees engaged in collaborative knowledge exchange and discussions on the final research results, conclusions and contributions of the project. The two day event brought together the expertise of the whole project consortium, where the work areas presented the final results of their work within the project.

Managed Aquifer Recharge in Europe – Challenge or Opportunity for the Environment?

On December 5, 2013, the first DEMEAU utility event in combination with a workshop was held at Berliner Wasserbetriebe (BWB) in Berlin Tegel. Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR) through bank filtration or pond infiltration has a long tradition in Berlin. The city has been producing its drinking water since more than 150 years through bank filtration. Against the background of global changes, aquifer storage has become relevant in other contexts as well, like preventing sea-water intrusion or sustaining groundwater levels.

Catalogue of 286 Managed Aquifer Recharge Sites in Europe

Experts working on Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR) as part of the DEMEAU project compiled a catalogue of 286 MAR-sites in Europe. The data will be included in an existing online data portal and serves as a basis for further risk assessment and recommendations concerning the authorization of European MAR sties in line with EU legislation.


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