|Type of Project||Applied research project|
|Type of Project||Development and innovation oriented (research) project|
|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|
|Project Web Site||http://www.floweredproject.org/en/index.php|
|Documents||A battery-operated, portable device for decontaminating water|
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
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.
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.
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.