Recent activities in Portugal
- Stakeholder meetings to assess their needs and weighting of MAR feasibility criteria at project demo site in Portugal - In the period 18-21 November 2022, AGREEMAR project partners LNEC and adelphi held bilateral meetings with key stakeholders of the project demo sites in Portugal including the regional office of the Portuguese Environmental Agency in Alentejo (APA), regional water utilities… ...
- Meeting between LNEC and general and regional stakeholders in Portugal - On June 27th, the Portuguese partner LNEC had its first meeting with one general stakeholder (ARH-Alentejo: River Basin District Administration of Alentejo) and two regional stakeholders of the region (EDIA: Empresa de Desenvolvimento e Infra-estruturas do Alqueva and AgdA: Águas… ...
Type of problem:
Decreasing mean annual rainfall; increasing duration of dry season; seasonal tourism equivalent to the country’s population.
High susceptibility to drought events and increased water demand for intensive agriculture and tourism.
MAR feasibility mapping at regional scale in Alentejo and Algarve administrative regions, numerical modelling for validation at local scale at Comporta (use of secondary treated wastewater in infiltration basins to recharge the underlying aquifer) and Furta Galinhas dam (surface dam to retain flash flood waters and agricultural surpluses with subsequent infiltration into the aquifer)
AGREEMAR expected impacts:
Increased water availability and quality by making use of non-conventional water sources for MAR (e.g. flash floods, treated wastewater).