FLOWERED : de-FLuoridation technologies for imprOving quality of WatEr and agRo-animal products along the East African Rift Valley in the context of aDaptation to climate change

Project identifier 204-FLOWERED
Project Status finished
Start date 2016-06-01
End date 2019-11-30
Roadmap Theme
  • Sustainable intensification: Soil, water, land and input management
  • Sustainable intensification: Ecological intensification approaches
  • Type of Project Applied research project
    Type of Project Development and innovation oriented (research) project
    Programme H2020-EU.3.5.4.
    Keyword water; fluoride; contamination; food safety; water sanitation; battery-driven; decontamination device
    Location Tanzania, United Republic of; Ethiopia; Kenya
    Budget 2 989 201
    Main Funder Directorate-General for Research and Innovation (DG RTD) (H2020)
    Coordinator University of Cagliari
    Partners
  • University of Sassari
  • University of Siena (UNISI)
  • University of Barcelona
  • Aberystwyth University
  • Addis Ababa University
  • University of Eldoret
  • University of Eldoret
  • Oikos East Africa
  • Sahara and Sahel Observatory (OSS)
  • Hydro Technical Engineering srl (HTE)
  • Planetek
  • D. D'Enginy Biorem S.L.
  • Geomatrix PLC
  • Project Web Site http://www.floweredproject.org/en/index.php
    Documents A battery-operated, portable device for decontaminating water

    Description

    Overview

    The "de - FLuoridation technologies for imprOving quality of WatEr and agRo - animal products along the East African Rift Valley in the context of aDaptation to climate change project " FLOWERED , is a 3 years project (june 2016 – may 2019) funded by the European Union’s H2020 Research and Innovation Programme.

    Overall objective

    is to contribute to the development of a sustainable water management system in areas affected by fluoride contamination in water, soils and food in the African Rift Valley countries (Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania), with the aim of improving the living standards for local population.

    Scientific Approach

    On the basis of the complexity of the issue of water de-fluoridation, the proposed scientific approach in FLOWERED is based on a detailed knowledge of the geological and hydrogeological setting that controls contamination of water that constitute the prerequisite for the implementation of a sustainable water management and for the proposal of sustainable and suitable strategies for water sanitation and agricultural system.

    • Innovative agricultural practices will be assessed, aiming to mitigate the impacts of Fluoride contamination of water and soil on productivity of selected food and forage crops and dairy cattle health and production. The development of an innovative and shared Geodata system will support the integrated, sustainable and participative management system.
    • an integrated water and agriculture management system will enable local communities to manage water resources, starting from using efficient defluoridation techniques and applying sustainable agricultural practices.
    • FLOWERED is focusing on innovative technologies and practices and taking into account local experiences will implement an integrated water and agriculture management system and will enable local communities to manage water resources, starting from using efficient defluoridation techniques and applying sustainable agricultural practices. The integrated approaches improve knowledge for EU partners, local researchers, farmers and decision makers. The Project through the involvement of SMEs will strengthen the development co-innovative demonstration processes as well as new market opportunities.