The WATERAGRI project aims to achieve the high-level following objectives through an iterative development and validation process with the farming community actively participating in case study activities. The objectives related to WATERAGRI work packages are to:

  1. Undertake both technical and sustainability assessments of proposed measures, considering tested and reviewed management options
  2. Develop a cloud-based simulation and data assimilation system based on a physically-based terrestrial system model, which can 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
  3. 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
  4. Assess the proposed techniques for their potential regarding adaptation to climate change and their impact on ecosystem services for different biogeographic regions using case studies
  5. Disseminate the implemented innovations to farmers, advisory services and decision-makers as part of a multi-actor approach.
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