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Workshop on MAR: Advantages of using Numerical Modeling in Water Resources Management and Managed Aquifer Recharge schemes.

April 21st 2015, Pisa, Italy: Joint International Workshop EU FP7 MARSOL and EU HORIZON 2020 FREEWAT projects and EU EIP MAR Solutions - Managed Aquifer Recharge Strategies and Actions (AG128)

The workshop “Advantages of using numerical modeling in water resource management and in Managed Aquifer Recharge schemes” has been a joint event organized by the EU FP7 MARSOL project ( and the recently approved EU HORIZON 2020 FREEWAT project and within the framework of the European Innovation Partnership MAR Solutions - Managed Aquifer Recharge Strategies and Actions (AG128).

The MARSOL (Demonstrating Managed Aquifer Recharge as a Solution to Water Scarcity and Drought) project started in December 2013 and its main objective is to demonstrate that Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR) is a sound, safe and sustainable strategy that can be applied with great confidence and therefore offering a key approach for tackling water scarcity in Southern Europe. The methodology is demonstrated through a combination of monitoring and modeling activities for both water quantity quality issues at 8 different sites in the Mediterranean.

In the FREEWAT (FREE and open source software tools for WATer resource management) project (started April the 1st 2015), the aim is to develop the FREEWAT platform which will be an open source and public domain GIS integrated modeling platform for the simulation of water quantity and quality in surface water and groundwater, with an integrated water management and planning module.



Participant Registration


Welcome: Mario Enrico Pé - Head of Institute of Life Sciences

Morning Session - Chairperson: Laura Foglia


M.C. Hill

University of Kansas, USA

Computer models and water resource management: examples, perspectives, and a few opinions


C. Schüth

Technical University Darmstadt (TUDa), Germany

The MARSOL project - implementation and evaluation of managed aquifer recharge systems in southern Europe


R. Rossetto

Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna (SSSA), Italy

The Horizon 2020 FREEWAT project: FREE and open source software tools for WATer management

Coffee break


A. E. Fernández-Escalante

IAH MAR Commission Co-Chair - TRAGSA Group

IAH MAR Commission's notice. Next coming activities related to MAR


D. Fernández-Garcia

Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), Spain

Modeling reactive transport with Lagrangian approaches: implications to human health risk


Y. Filali Meknassi

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)\Hydro Open-source software Platform of Experts (Hope)

The UNESCO’s Hydro Free and/or Open source software Platform of Experts (HOPE) initiative - from the design to the implementation


V. Markantonis

Joint Research Centre (JRC), EU

JRC activities on water management in developing countries


Afternoon Session - Chairperson: Rudy Rossetto


J. Greskowiak

Oldenburg University, Germany

Model-based quantification of groundwater quality changes during managed aquifer recharge


I. Borsi


SID&GRID towards FREEWAT: GIS-integrated modeling tools for water resources management


D.V. Velasco-Mansilla, E. Vázquez-Suñè

Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research-Spanish Council for Scientific Research (IDAEA-CSIC), Spain

GIS-based tools for hydrogeological analysis


L. Foglia

Technical University Darmstadt (TUDa), Germany

Evaluating processes, parameters and observations using computationally frugal sensitivity analysis and calibration methods

Coffee Break


J.P. Lobo Ferreira

National Laboratory for Civil Engineering (LNEC), Portugal

MARSOL demonstration case-study areas: modeling studies to fulfill the aim of "comparable" modeling


E. Crestaz


Reflections on challenges in coupling spatial databases, GIS and groundwater modeling tools, promoting more effective modeling practice


A. Chahoud1, P. Severi2

1 Environmental Protection Agency Emilia-Romagna region (ARPAER) / 2 Emilia-Romagna Regional Authority, Italy

Groundwater flow modeling application to Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR) of Marecchia River alluvial Fan (Rimini, Italy): modeling approach for the feasibility study and for supporting experimental phases


Discussion and Conclusions

Agenda  agenda_21st_final_v1.pdf (1,55 mb)

Presentations will be posted soon in this site and in marsol project website:


Gallery: Pisa training workshop and field trip Sant'Alessio/Massaciuccoli lake (Italy)



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