The main goal of WP T1 is to develop a transnational knowledge base on the applicability of MAR in CE. In this context four activities have been carried out.

  1. Each project partner has prepared a database of stakeholders at first. By developing both national and transnational databases of cross-sectoral stakeholder groups (CSSG), further two-way cooperation is fostered, as well as dissemination of results, discussion & feedback. General principles for operating national and transnational CSSG were defined in the Rules of Procedures for functioning of Cross-Sectoral Stakeholder Groups. National CSSG participated in national kick-off meetings during last project period.
  2. Further, an important overview document has been developed: “Collection of good practices and benchmark analysis on MAR solutions in the EU”. This document contains core theoretical and practical elaboration of many topics within the term MAR. The paper addresses historical overview of MAR operation, objective and criteria, types of operation, source water implications, feasibility and performance as well as operational overview in Europe. Furthermore, this paper contains national experiences and existing project in MAR operation from DEEPWATER-CE five participating countries (DE, HU, HR, PL and SK). This report will also provide a basis for another activity entitled “Capacity building to stakeholders in order to ensure integrated environmental approach on MAR”.
  3. In the beginning of 2020, the first round of national training sessions will take place in DEEPWATER-CE countries. In total, three rounds will be held throughout the Project.

The aim of the first round of trainings is to present general MAR concept and terminology to stakeholders, such as:

  •  definition of Managed Aquifer Recharge
  •  types of MAR and objectives
  •  preconditions: natural settings (geology, hydrogeology), operational and economic factors
  •  good practices and benchmark analysis
  •  lessons learnt from past/existing MAR operations in Europe

National training sessions will be held in form of online webinars, to ensure broad participation. For stakeholders who cannot attend the webinar, offline recording of the session will be available on stakeholder’s demand, either on DEEPWATER-CE Virtual Squares.

4. DEEPWATER-CE has established Virtual Squares – online network set up through LinkedIn in order to inform stakeholders of relevant news, results and outputs. Virtual Squares are set up on two levels: national and transnational. In national Virtual Squares, domestic stakeholders participate in their own national language, while in transnational Virtual Squares, cross-border stakeholders discuss in English. Through Virtual Squares, stakeholders can communicate, debate, ask questions and share information between themselves or Project Partners. By means of these both national and transnational cooperation will be strengthened which will enhance the quality of Project outputs and results and their dissemination. Join our group and read about new thematic issues. 

The outputs of this work package can be used by local public authority, regional public authority, national public authority, infrastructure and (public) service provider, interest groups including NGOs, higher education and research, large enterprises, business support organization and general public.