Work package 1: Farming Community Engagement
Lead partner: TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT (TUDELFT)
WP1 focuses on engagement with farming communities and related stakeholders to improve their understanding and identify their needs and concerns. The aim of this WP is to ensure continuous engagement of stakeholders throughout the project and obtain feedback on the products, methods, metrics and tools developed as well as to ensure post-project engagement of stakeholders, extending the project life.
Work package 2: Water and Nutrient Resources Management at Farm-scale
Lead partner: AGRICOLUS S.R.L. (AGRICOLUS)
This WP implements a farm management system (FMS) at the farm-scale supported by a spatially-aware farm decision support system (DSS) integrating farm collected and agrometeorological data, remotely sensed indices as well as fertilization and irrigation models. DSS provides easy-to-read output to farmers based on results from models and sensors i.e. solutions for the farm-scale management of irrigation and fertilization practices using different water and nutrient sources.
Work package 3: Innovative Sustainable Water Retention and Management Measures
Lead partner: FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JULICH GMBH (FZJ)
Individual innovative sustainable water retention and management measures are being tested in this WP. The tasks are concerned with model-based management, irrigation schedules, retention technologies and drainage systems. Farmers are supported by an easy-to-use interface offering WATERAGRI solutions.
Work package 4: Nutrient Recovery from Streams
Lead partner: TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT Oy (VTT)
Individual nutrient recovery technologies such as wetlands, drainage systems, membranes, biochar products and microfluidics devices are tested in this WP. After successful testing in the laboratory and on a pilot scale, selected solutions will be applied for demonstration in the field in WP5.
Work package 5: Demonstration Case Studies
Lead partner: UNIVERSITAET FUER BODENKULTUR WIEN (BOKU)
This WP is concerned with the demonstration of WATERAGRI solution applications in the field. All case study sites are set up and are collecting existing data. WATERAGRI methods and innovative technologies are implemented including the design and installation of required (additional) monitoring equipment. Monitoring and evaluation of case study sites in collaboration with WP6 are performed.
Work package 6: Sustainability and Technical Evaluation of Proposed Innovations and Measures
Lead partner: University of Oulu (UOULU)
WP6 integrates results from WP2 to WP5 to assess WATERAGRI solutions in a holistic way considering technical principles, functionality, sustainability, costs, benefits, human constraints, governance, impacts and stakeholder preference. This WP also investigates the effect of tested technologies on profitability and the operation cost structure of farms that are exposed to desertification, particularly in southern continental and Pannonian regions.
Work package 7: Framework Development
Lead partner: UNIVERSITE DE NEUCHATEL (UNINE)
The overarching goal of this WP is to provide a framework integrating the WATERAGRI solutions giving stakeholders the means to select and combine appropriate products, technologies, methods and models for their specific challenges. The framework covers the vastly different technologies proposed in WATERAGRI targeting increased efficiency and sustainability in catchment management, water retention technologies and nutrient recovery solutions that have been tested in representative case studies and subsequently evaluated. Models constitute an important tool to select, test and implement the available technologies.
Work package 8: Dissemination, Communication and Exploitation
Lead partner: INOSENS DOO NOVI SAD (INOSENS)
WP8 focuses on communicating and disseminating the project outputs and outcomes to a wide range of audiences, including the case study stakeholders who are the main target audience of WP1. The main aim of the tasks is to specifically direct messages to the different target audiences.
Work package 9: Project and Administrative Management
Lead partner: LUNDS UNIVERSITET (ULUND)
ULUND is responsible to ensure correct and appropriate organization, coordination, communication and cooperation, strategically supporting knowledge transfer from academia to industry and decision-makers and efficiently managing all aspects related to administration, finances and IPR.
Work package 10: Ethics requirements
Lead partner: LUNDS UNIVERSITET (ULUND)
This work package sets out the ‘ethics requirements’ that the project must comply with.