The project

Enhancing groundwater recharge by storing surplus water in the subsurface in times of high availability followed by recovery in times of high demand represents a low cost technology that increases the resilience of water supply infrastructures to extreme hydro-climatic events. This technique, referred to as managed aquifer recharge (MAR), represents a viable adaptation solution for sustainable water resources management while it reduces the impact of water scarcity by increasing seasonal water availability. MAR can improve food security and reduce harvest failure risks as the resilience against extreme weather events such as droughts is increased.


The main objective is to reduce the risks in the application of sustainable groundwater management through the development and implementation of an innovative web-based, real-time monitoring and control system in combination with risk assessment and management tools.


The approach will be tested at six MAR sites (pilot and full-scale) which ensures that the SMART-Control framework can be applied to various environmental and operational conditions to improve integrated water resources management techniques.

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Project Kick-Off in Dresden, Germany

On 21st and 22nd March 2019, the project Kick-Off in Dresden, Germany took place with 11 participants from France, Germany and Cyprus. The Brazilian partners were able to participate via …

SMART-Control project officially started

As today being the 1st February 2019, we can announce that the SMART-Control project has now officially started! The project is funded under the Water JPI 2017 Joint Call on …