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  1. 1. www.campusmarenostrum.es Water research and context
  2. 2. University of Murcia (Spain) Avda. Teniente Flomesta, 5 30003 Murcia. Spain www.um.es <ul><li>Founded in 1915 </li></ul><ul><li>30,000 students </li></ul><ul><li>2,100 teaching staff </li></ul><ul><li>1,100 technicians and administrative </li></ul><ul><li>300 research groups </li></ul>
  3. 3. Plaza Cronista Isidoro Valverde Edificio La Milagrosa 30202 Cartagena. Spain www.upct.es Technical University of Cartagena (Spain) <ul><li>Founded in 1998 (faculties of technology more than a century old) </li></ul><ul><li>7,100 students </li></ul><ul><li>600 teaching staff </li></ul><ul><li>400 technicians and administrative </li></ul><ul><li>80 research groups </li></ul>
  4. 4. Water reuse and desalination <ul><li>Region of Murcia </li></ul><ul><li>80 active sewage disposal plants controlled by ESAMUR </li></ul><ul><li>Using advanced technologies </li></ul><ul><li>95% of urban population is connected to a wastewater plant (≈60% average in Spain) </li></ul><ul><li>98.5% of urban wastewater is recycled and reused </li></ul><ul><li>105 Mm 3 of wastewater treated in 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>2.5 M equivalent inhabitants </li></ul><ul><li>European principles of “Cost recovery” and “Pay polluter”: water users pay a Sewage Tax, that is intended to cover management, operation and maintenance of public sanitation facilities and water treatment </li></ul><ul><li>Pollutant remove: 87.6% vs 75% UE </li></ul><ul><li>Reclaimed water = Pre-drinking water quality </li></ul>Wastewater Plants Main desalination plants in the Segura basin Year 2010 Year 2015 Irrigation (Mm 3 /y) Urban supply (Mm 3 /y) Irrigation (Mm 3 /y) Urban supply (Mm 3 /y) Valdelentisco 37 20 37 33 A. León Mtnez. Campos (S. Pedro P.I)   24   24 San Pedro Pinatar II   24   24 Águilas 48 10 58 12 Ampliación Águilas- C.R. 8   8   Torrevieja 40 40 80 40 Desalinizadora Alicante I   18   18 Ampliación Alicante I   6   6 Alicante II   24   24 El Mojón 6   6   Guardamar 40   60   Desaladora C.R. Mazarrón 10 10 Desaladora de Escombreras. CARM 20 TOTAL 189 166 259 201
  5. 5. Research <ul><li>Internalization in research </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Focus in mediterranean basin area of students and research exchange </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Regional development programs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Collaboration Excellence Centres </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Research areas </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Hydrology research </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Desalination and membranes </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Technologies in water treatment </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Marine Ecosystems </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>ICT in agriculture and sensoring </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Infrastructure </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Water Scarcity Platform </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Coastal Oceanographic Observatory </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Research areas related to Water <ul><li>Public Health & Water Quality </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Behaviour and fate of xenobiotics in environmental compartments (soil and water) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pollution of Environmental Water </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Microbiology of water depuration systems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Microbiological aspects of agricultural reuse of reclaimed water. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Technology in Water Treatment for Drinking and Wastewater & Reuse </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Advanced Oxidation Processes for Water Detoxification (Solar Photocatalysis) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Desalination Technologies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Membrane Transport and Characterization. Desalination </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New, innovative and cost/energy efficient technologies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technical and economic applicability of desalinated water </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Technology in Water Treatment for Drinking and Wastewater & Reuse </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Domestic and industrial wastewater treatment : waste stabilisation pond systems, symbiotic treatment, physicochemical treatment. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reuse of treated wastewater in irrigation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Biosorption of pollutants: heavy metals, dyes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sewage sludge characterization </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Water Uses & Environment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Water quality control, including water contamination control in water supply systems, ground systems, and sanitation systems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sustainability in Water Use </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Savings and Efficient use of Water: Irrigation and Modernization </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Social and Policy Assessment of Water </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Water Law (environmental quality, water markets, water banks, desalination, reclaimed water...) </li></ul></ul>Research areas related to Water
  8. 8. Research areas related to Water Tech <ul><li>Surface and Groundwater Resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Natural groundwater recharge in arid and semi-arid areas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Groundwater modeling </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New and innovative technologies for groundwater research and monitoring, leading to its sustainable management </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Information Technologies for Water Management </li></ul><ul><ul><li>New sensors and data acquisition system </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Telemonitoring and remote control of water distribution system in fields </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Droughts and Flood warning </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Information Technologies for Water Management </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Application of Information Technologies to agricultural issues, mainly climate control and fertirrigation </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. EU projects on Water <ul><li>CMN is actively involved in mediterranean initiatiaves: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>RoK SWAM Increasing the Regional Competitiveness and Economic Growth Through the RTD&I on Sustainable Water Management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ITN Training Network for Monitoring Mediterranean Protected Areas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborative Project – SICA (Mediterranean Partner Countries) SIRRIMED Sustainable use of irrigation water in the Mediterranean Region </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><ul><li>EC-DG Environment (Halting desertification in Europe) REDSIM Project , Remote-sensing based DSS for Sustainable drought-adapted Irrigation Management and WASSER Proposal, Water Accounting System of the Segura River </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ENPI Proposals: C´ESTWATER, Cost effective and sustainable for technologies wastewater treatment and reuse, IrriGo WISE, New Irrigation management to drive Mediterranean agriculture's water use improvement towards a sustainable economy. AGRIWATER Planning of wastewater reuse practice, AQUAPLUS, …. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tempus Proposal: NORIA; Strengthening Innovation Strategy and Improving the Technology Transfer in the Water Technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Others areas like LIFE+, MED etc </li></ul></ul>EU projects on Water

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