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MOST

Monitoring Sea-water intrusion in coastal aquifers and Testing pilot projects for its mitigation

START DATE

01.01.2019

END DATE

30.06.2022

TOTAL BUDGET

€ 2.598.608,61

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVE

Improve the climate change monitoring and planning of adaptation measures tackling specific effects, in the cooperation area

LEAD PARTNER

University of Padova - Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering

TARGET GROUPS

  • Local
  • Regional and national public authorities and related entities
  • Universities and research institutes

The main objective of MoST is the monitoring of the seawater intrusion in specific regions of the in northern Adriatic coasts of Italy and Croatia to assess its relevance, and suggest/test appropriate countermeasures. In addition, the project expects to improve the capacity in transnationally tackling saltwater contamination vulnerability and the preservation of strategic fresh water resources in coastal areas.

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KEY PROJECT NUMBERS

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PARTNERSHIP

LEAD PARTNER

University of Padova - Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering

VIA VIII FEBBRAIO 1848 N 2

Padua - Italy

https://www.dicea.unipd.it/most


Research and teaching at the Department deal with applied science in the fields of artificial and natural environments. The focus is on technological innovation and advances in basic knowledge through theoretical, experimental and computational approaches, with the development of mathematical and numerical models. Research, with laboratories, and graduate education programmes, include among other activities: water resources, riverine, estuarine and coastal dynamics.


Contact person: Paolo Salandin

E-mail: paolo.salandin@unipd.it

PROJECT PARTNER

National Research Council – Institute of Geosciences and Earth Resources (CNR-IGG)

https://www.igg.cnr.it/en/


CNR is the largest public research institution in Italy, the only one under the Research Ministry performing multidisciplinary activities. The Institute of Geosciences and Earth Resources (IGG) is devoted to the interdisciplinary study of the Geosciences and deals with the conservation, management and sustainable use of geological and natural resources, the estimate monitoring and reduction of geological and environmental hazards and estimate and mitigation of the risks induced by global change


Contact person: Luigi Tosi

E-mail: luigi.tosi@igg.cnr.it

PROJECT PARTNER

Land Reclamation Authority Adige Euganeo

https://www.adigeuganeo.it


Land Reclamation Authority Adige Euganeo is operating in a complex and hydraulically fragile territory of 119.955 ha, 20.000 ha of them are below the seal level. It operates and controls functioning and maintenance of the hydrographic network, which extends for 1.852 kilometres, and is regulated by 62 pumping stations with 162 water pumps, for a total flow rate 272 m3/s, about 300,000,000 m3/year. It provides water for irrigation necessary to thousands of farms, also using pipeline networks


Contact person: Giuseppe Gasparetto Stori

E-mail: giuseppe.gasparetto@adigeuganeo.it

PROJECT PARTNER

Veneto Region - Soil Defence Regional Directorate

https://www.regione.veneto.it/web/guest


The Soil Defence Directorate deals, among other activities, with planning, programming and monitoring of soil and coastal defence measures; hydraulic safety planning and hydrogeological instability protection, as water resources conservation and flooding prevention; works for coastal defence and redevelopment of the coastline; geologic and geothermal planning,quarry and mine activities planning, geologic risk prevention and planning; control and surveillance on land reclamation authorities.


Contact person: Valentina Bassan

E-mail: valentina.bassan@regione.veneto.it

PROJECT PARTNER

Croatian Waters

https://www.voda.hr/en


Croatian Waters have extensive experience in accession negotiations for EU membership as well as experience in the transitional process and implementation of water directives (Water Framework Directive, WFD); traditionally manage water resources and, as the leading national institution, is responsible for all aspects of water management in Croatia, have extensive experience in the WFD implementation and development of RBMPs.


Contact person: Stjepan Kamber

E-mail: Stjepan.kamber@voda.hr

PROJECT PARTNER

University of Split - Faculty of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Geodes

http://gradst.unist.hr/eng


UNIST-FGAG is scientific institution highly experienced in environmental sciences and particularly in environmental monitoring and modelling of water resources in the coastal areas.The presence of UNIST-FGAG in coastal sytem dynamics and related monitoring systems stems from 1998. Through several projects funded by National Scientific Council and national level water management bodies (Hrvatske vode d.d.)UNIST-FGAG gained its expertise in laboratory and numerical modeling of coastal eco systems.


Contact person: Veljko Srzić

E-mail: veljko.srzic@gradst.hr

PROJECT PARTNER

Regional Development Agency of Dubrovnik Neretva Region - DUNEA

https://www.dunea.hr/


DUNEA was founded in 2006. It’s an organization in 100% ownership of the regional government and acts as a regional coordinator with 22 units of local government in Dubrovnik Neretva Region. Its basic role is to achieve sustainable development of the County as well as to improve and coordinate existing development activities in accordance with the needs of the Region, national requirements and requirements of the EU in order to plan the future economic development with bordering regions.


Contact person: Antonia Odak

E-mail: aodak@dunea.hr

VIDEO

Final event in Venice - First part

The final project event was held on 22nd June 2022 at Palazzo Grandi Stazioni (Veneto Region) in Venice. All the Project Partners participated in the final event as well as other technicians and representatives of institutions. The activities and results of the MoST project were illustrated.

MoST project

Video presented during the MoST Infoday on December 2019

MoST project video ENG/ITA

Video presented during the final event in Venice on June 2022, with Italian subtitles

MoST project video ENG/HR

Video presented during the final event in Venice on June 2022, with Croatian subtitles

Final event in Venice - Second part

The final project event was held on 22nd June 2022 at Palazzo Grandi Stazioni (Veneto Region) in Venice. All the Project Partners participated in the final event as well as other technicians and representatives of institutions. The activities and results of the MoST project were illustrated.

Saltwater intrusion in the Croatian pilot site

Interviews about saltwater intrusion in Croatia and MoST project activities

Sea-water intrusion in coastal aquifers
Visit tour - Chioggia (VE) - October 2021

Interviews about MoST project activities

NEWS & EVENTS

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Asset Publisher

PRESENTATIONS

Collection of presentations related to the project

General introduction

Zuccon - Majer

PUBLISHED ON 16/04/2020
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De Lucchi

PUBLISHED ON 16/04/2020
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Srzić

PUBLISHED ON 30/04/2020
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Racetin

PUBLISHED ON 30/04/2020
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Zancanaro

PUBLISHED ON 07/05/2020
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Gasparetto - Salandin

PUBLISHED ON 16/04/2020
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Scientific meeting and visit to the Italian pilot site

Botto - Castagna

PUBLISHED ON 18/02/2022
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Zancanaro

PUBLISHED ON 18/02/2022
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Lovrinovic

PUBLISHED ON 18/02/2022
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Srzic

PUBLISHED ON 18/02/2022
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Matic

PUBLISHED ON 18/02/2022
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Racetin

PUBLISHED ON 18/02/2022
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DOCS&TOOLS

Documents and tools of the project

Smartphone app prototype for real-time surveillance of saltwater concentration in the Venice sites and Web-tool for data storing and querying. 

The MoST App (developed for Android systems only) will allow to take under control and check constantly the behaviour of the main hydrological parameters acquired by the monitoring network established in the Venice site. 

The same address (most.dicea.unipd.it) will be used as the address of a website to store graphical information developed within MoST and to store, query, and download the dataset with the main hydrological parameters acquired by the monitoring network established in the Venice site (i.e., the dataset that can be “only” visualized through the MoST App). The website will be accessible by any browser.

Web and mobile phone application to enable the real time insight of the surface and groundwater parameters in the Croatian sites.

Croatian project partners developed and released a web and mobile phone application to enable the real time insight of the surface and groundwater parameters as piezometric head, temperature, electrical conductivity.
The idea of App development relies on the fact to make those data accessible to land users, farmers, citizens, stakeholders and other target groups interested in this product. In general, App can be used in both ways, as a web and mobile application and does not require any kind of login, thus making those data public.

Initially, it can be either used as a web tool which provides information on sensor locations and available data sets. Otherwise, it can be downloaded to smart phones and operated as a mobile App. App is developed to be used in either English and Croatian language so the user has to pick between those two options.

FOLLOW UP REPORTS

Reports on the visit tours and on the final conferences

Metkovic_June 2021

PUBLISHED ON 08/11/2022 New
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Chioggia_October 2021

PUBLISHED ON 04/11/2022 New
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Dubrovnik_Metkovic_June 2022

PUBLISHED ON 23/11/2022 New
PDF (3.92 Mb)

Venice_June 2022

PUBLISHED ON 10/10/2022
PDF (3.35 Mb)
LEAFLETS&POSTERS

Collection of leaflets and posters about the project

Short project portrait_2019- EN

PUBLISHED ON 15/04/2020
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Short project portrait_2019- IT

PUBLISHED ON 15/04/2020
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Folder for MoST Project

PUBLISHED ON 28/02/2022
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Short project portrait_2021

PUBLISHED ON 01/07/2021
PDF (1.21 Mb)

Short project portrait_2021

PUBLISHED ON 28/02/2022
PDF (0.63 Mb)

MoST poster A3

PUBLISHED ON 15/04/2020
PDF (0.76 Mb)

MoST poster 700x1000

PUBLISHED ON 15/04/2020
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MoST rollup

PUBLISHED ON 15/04/2020
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Playbill used during the Infoday on 06/12/2019

PUBLISHED ON 15/04/2020
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CNR Rollup

PUBLISHED ON 25/11/2020
PDF (23.31 Mb)
PRINTED PUBLICATIONS

Printed publications about the Project

Final technical publication ENG

PUBLISHED ON 10/10/2022
ZIP (84.09 Mb)

Final technical publication ITA

PUBLISHED ON 10/10/2022
ZIP (90.46 Mb)

Brochure_Croatian project area

PUBLISHED ON 10/10/2022
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SCIENTIFIC PAPERS

Collection of scientific papers

WP2.3.3_Scientific papers

PUBLISHED ON 10/10/2022
PDF (0.37 Mb)
Technical deliverables

Deliverables as foreseen by the Application Form: Work Packages n. 3 - n. 4 - n. 5

D 3.1.1_Report on the geomorphological setting of the Italian site

PUBLISHED ON 16/11/2022 New
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D 3.1.2_Report on the geomorphological setting of the Croatian site

PUBLISHED ON 10/11/2022 New
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D 3.1.3_Report on the initial hydrogeological and agricultural conditions of the Italian site

PUBLISHED ON 17/11/2022 New
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D 3.1.4_Report on the initial hydrogeological and agricultural conditions of the Croatian site

PUBLISHED ON 10/11/2022 New
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D 3.1.5_Report on the final hydrogeological and agricultural conditions of the Italian site (after the realization of the mitigation interventions)

PUBLISHED ON 10/11/2022 New
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D 3.1.6_Plan of the groundwater and surficial water monitoring networks of the Italian site

PUBLISHED ON 17/11/2022 New
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D 3.1.7_Plan of the groundwater and surficial water monitoring networks of the Croatian site

PUBLISHED ON 10/11/2022 New
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D 3.1.8_Project of the interventions to mitigate saltwater contamination in the Italian site

PUBLISHED ON 22/11/2022 New
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D 3.2.1_Establishment and setting up of the lab equipments

PUBLISHED ON 22/11/2022 New
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D 3.2.2_Report on the flume experiments: Italian tests 

PUBLISHED ON 22/11/2022 New
PDF (2.94 Mb)

D 3.2.3_Report on the flume experiments: Croatian tests 

PUBLISHED ON 07/11/2022 New
PDF (4.84 Mb)

D 3.2.4_Report on the soil physics on samples collected in the Italian site

PUBLISHED ON 17/11/2022 New
PDF (2.75 Mb)

D 3.2.5_Report on the soil physics on samples collected in the Croatian site

PUBLISHED ON 07/11/2022 New
PDF (9.22 Mb)

D 3.2.6_Report on the water quality on samples collected in Italian site 

PUBLISHED ON 22/11/2022 New
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D 3.2.7_Report on the water quality on samples collected in Croatian site

PUBLISHED ON 07/11/2022 New
PDF (2.73 Mb)

D 3.3.1_Database on groundwater and surficial water level, temperature and electrical conductivity, meteo-climatic conditions, sea level, pumping station activity in the Italian monitoring area

PUBLISHED ON 17/11/2022 New
PDF (1.74 Mb)

D 3.3.2_Database on groundwater and surficial water level, temperature and electrical conductivity, meteo-climatic conditions, sea level, pumping station activity in the Croatian monitoring area

PUBLISHED ON 07/11/2022 New
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D 3.3.3_Report on the evolution of the hydrogeological, meteo-climatic, and crop parameters in the Italian site over the project time span

PUBLISHED ON 17/11/2022 New
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D 3.3.4_Report on the evolution of the hydrogeological, meteo-climatic and crop parameters in the Croatian site over the project time span

PUBLISHED ON 07/11/2022 New
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D 3.4.1_Report on the groundwater and transport flow model application to the flume experiment in Italy lab 

PUBLISHED ON 22/11/2022 New
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D 3.4.2_Report on the groundwater and transport flow model application to the flume experiment in Croatian lab

PUBLISHED ON 07/11/2022 New
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D 3.4.3_Report on the groundwater and transport flow model application to the to the Italian field site 

PUBLISHED ON 18/11/2022 New
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D 3.4.4_Report on the groundwater and transport flow model application to the to the Croatian field site

PUBLISHED ON 07/11/2022 New
PDF (6.28 Mb)

D 3.4.5_Report on the model application to evaluate the efficiency of mitigation strategies for the selected scenarios of climate changes

PUBLISHED ON 22/11/2022 New
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D 4.1.1_Input for the characterization and the numerical model: 3D hydro-geophysical setting of the Neretva plain in dry/salt and wet/fresh hydrologic conditions

PUBLISHED ON 07/11/2022 New
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D 4.1.2_Report on the test results

PUBLISHED ON 07/11/2022 New
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D 4.1.3_Proposed actions and/or pilot solutions for salt water intrusion mitigation tested in laboratory and/or numerical model: report on procedures, analysed combinations, parameters and results

PUBLISHED ON 07/11/2022 New
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D 4.1.4_Decision upon recommendations and actions for salt water intrusion mitigation made: report on positive and negative effects of potential actions

PUBLISHED ON 07/11/2022 New
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D 4.2.1_A cut-off wall along the lagoon margin

PUBLISHED ON 22/11/2022 New
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D 4.2.2_A controlling system (gate, soil dam) on the mouth of the main irrigation channel

PUBLISHED ON 10/11/2022 New
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D 4.2.3_A sub-soil fresh-water distribution system using pipes located along a main sandy pale-channel

PUBLISHED ON 22/11/2022 New
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D 4.2.4_A report describing the infrastructure project and realization

PUBLISHED ON 22/11/2022 New
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D 5.1.1_Vulnerability map, including expected scenarios of climate changes

PUBLISHED ON 07/11/2022 New
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D 5.1.2_Guidelines with the actions related to the salt water intrusion mitigation developed

PUBLISHED ON 07/11/2022 New
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D 5.1.3_App for real-time saltwater values to be used by farmers and public authorities (in Croatian)

PUBLISHED ON 07/11/2022 New
PDF (1.74 Mb)

D 5.1.4_Web-tool for data storing and querying

PUBLISHED ON 10/11/2022 New
PDF (1.88 Mb)

D 5.2.1_Hydro-geo-morphological map of the study site

PUBLISHED ON 17/11/2022 New
PDF (70.11 Mb)

D 5.2.2_Vulnerability map

PUBLISHED ON 10/11/2022 New
PDF (1.76 Mb)

D 5.2.3_Guidelines on the crop production rules depending on salt concentration and farmland physical properties

PUBLISHED ON 10/11/2022 New
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D 5.2.4_Guidelines on planning infrastructure and irrigation strategies to contrast saltwater intrusion

PUBLISHED ON 10/11/2022 New
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D 5.2.5_App for real-time saltwater values to be used by farmers and public authorities

PUBLISHED ON 10/11/2022 New
PDF (0.78 Mb)

D 5.2.6_Web-tool for data storing and querying

PUBLISHED ON 10/11/2022 New
PDF (1 Mb)

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Visit tour - Chioggia (VE) - October 2021

Interviews about MoST project activities

Sea-water intrusion in coastal aquifers

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