Climate change resulting in more and more extreme weather events, such as droughts and floods, is posing a growing problem for the sustainable supply of good quality water to the people. Over the 3 years of the DEEPWATER-CE project, that brought together 7 partners from 5 central European countries (HU, DE, PL, SK and HR), attempts were made to develop a comprehensive and integrated approach in implementing solutions for managed aquifer recharge - MAR. In this way, in times of increased demand, groundwater can be abstracted for human needs. Our team developed a handbook, in which a methodology to help with the selection of MAR facility location is proposed. On the GGIS online platform of IGRAC, the MAR suitability maps resulting from the tested methodology can be explored.
During the process of implementing the feasibility study for the pilot sites and selected MAR solutions, the project partners have evaluated them from a variety of aspects.
From a broader, long-term perspective, the DEEPWATER-CE results will help to increase our and future generations' security of access to water resources under changing climatic conditions in Central Europe. The DEEPWATER-CE project has significantly contributed to the aim of Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE, which is an integrated, sustainable management of natural heritage. As the result of our project, various MAR solutions are now better known to a larger audience through the trainings and collaboration with international stakeholders. Please find out more about the DEEPWATER-CE project on our website!
After 3 years of fruitful cooperation our project came to a successful end. We believe it has lived up to the motto of this year's World Water Day: Groundwater: Making the invisible visible.
Our aim to develop a comprehensive and integrated approach in implementing solutions for managed aquifer recharge (MAR) was fulfilled and we truly hope that it will be taken up by other relevant organisations. If you are looking to better preserve your natural heritage from climate change hazards and provide the sustainable supply of good quality water, you might find our outputs useful! In case of any questions feel free to get in contact with the Lead Partner, we will be pleased to share the knowledge we gained thanks to this cooperation with you!
In our archive you can find all past news about our project and our activities. During three years of the project lifetime, we have organised number of trainings, seminars and public conferences. We have also prepared many interesting reports!
The DEEPWATER-CE project Map Viewer
Download here outputs from the Deepwater project (please click on the files below)