The Ravenna coastal aquifer (Emilia-Romagna) is affected by overexploitation, relevant saline intrusion, and diffuse pollution from agriculture. Climate change and increasing water abstraction due to increasing population and agricultural production are expected to increase these problems. Managed Aquifer Recharge with treated wastewater from coastal wastewater treatment plants has been identified as a promising solution to ensure a long-term sustainable management of the aquifer. MAR2PROTECT will therefore develop an innovative tertiary treatment of the selected effluents, based on a combination of chemical, physical and biological processes, to limit the potential impact on the coastal aquifer.
Demosite leader: Dario Frascari
Utility: Holding Energia Risorse Ambiente (HERA)
Climate & global change expected
level rise; loss of wetlands & dunes
Groundwater protection technological approach
Managed Aquifer Recharge using waste water
Societal and policy context
Medium societal concern about water pollution, high about drought.
Significant progress towards Water Framework Directive implementation
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