Welcome to the MARSoluT ITN!

MARSoluT - Managed Aquifer Recharge Solutions Training Network - is a four-year Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Innovative Training Network (ITN) funded by the European Commission.

MARSoluT intends to tackle specific technical challenges in the operation of Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR) sites on a scientific basis, specifically:

  • chemical, biological and hydraulic processes resulting in clogging and reduction of infiltration rates,
  • hydrogeochemical processes affecting the water quality, with special focus on micropollutants,
  • performance monitoring and modelling, including reactive transport models to predict the fate of pathogens and emerging pollutants, and
  • implications of the processes mentioned above on the technical design of MAR projects in the frame of regional flow models and water management plans.

MARSoluT intends, at the same time, to train a significant number (12) of Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) to become experts in the application of MAR in the frame of an Integrated Water Resources Management. We envisage these ESRs to become highly qualified multipliers for the effective promotion and implementation of MAR concepts in Europe and worldwide.

MARSoluT brings together 19 Beneficiaries and Partners Organisations, of which 9 come from academia and 10 from the non-academic sector, including SMEs but also large companies from the water sector, indicating the high potential of the research approaches for commercial, full-scale application. MARSoluT ESRs will therefore be exposed to inspiring research environments and at the same time to partners interested in technology development and the exploitation of results.

We are convinced that a MAR project focussing not only on research but also on dedicated training - as intended by MARSoluT - can contribute significantly to increasing the market potential and access of MAR concepts in the water sector, raising European competitiveness in this important part of integrated water resources management.

Project start date: 1. March 2019
Project duration: 48 months
Funding scheme: Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (ITN)
Project number: 814066

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Meet the MARSoluT principal investigators in the video on the left side, as they reflect about the usefulness of MAR as integral part of an Integrated Water Resources Management... - In the video on the right, MARSoluT principal investigators Rudy Rossetto (SSSA) and João Paulo Lobo Ferreira discuss new water technologies at the International Water Summit in Abu Dhabi, January 2018...

MARSoluT - Managed Aquifer Recharge Solutions Training Network - is a four-year Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Innovative Training Network (ITN) funded by the European Commission.


Coordination & Contact:

Prof. Dr. Christoph Schüth

Darmstadt Technical University
Applied Geosciences
Schnittspahnstr. 9
64287 Darmstadt
Germany


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