Working Group: MAR to MARket
The MAR to MAR-k€t working group is coordinated by Dr. Enrique Fernández Escalante, Tragsa, Madrid, Spain and Dr. Teresa E. Leitão, LNEC, Lisbon, Portugal, and commenced with a workshop at ISMAR8, Beijing 2013.
The aims of MAR to MAR-k€t Working Group are to identify and communicate effectively with a much wider range of water users and water managers to explain MAR and its benefits than are normally exposed to IAH. This involves engaging with: Agro-industry, Water supply industry, Waste water treatment plants (SAT), Desalination companies, Bottled water companies, Golf courses, Public administration, Balnearies & SPAs (Sallus Per Aquam), Hotels and tourist facilities.
This working group is the global channel for an Action Group under the European Innovation Partnership (EIP) named: “Strategies and actions to bring managed aquifer recharge technique to industry (MAR(solutions) to MAR-k€t)”. This hyperactive group in association with MAR-SOL EU project (that concluded in 2017) has :
- A MAR book repository with 105 free books ready for download
- Published all outputs of MARSOL project, accessible at: http://www.marsol.eu/35-0-Results.html
- A linked-in network of 410 people https://www.linkedin.com/groups/4690290
- Participated in some events, such as “A whole day on MAR: Managed aquifer recharge as a real climate change adaptation mechanism. Examples and indicators from five countries”. Workshop organised as side event within the EIP Water Innovation Conference 2019 “Accelerating action to tackle water pollution and enhance EU preparedness to water-related climate change impacts”. December 11, 2019, Zaragoza, Spain. Download the workshop proceedings here.
As it was announced at ISMAR 10 plenary in 2019 May, this group will be severely modified or disbanded along 2021.
More information is at : http://www.dina-mar.tragsa.es/
This group in association with MAR-SOL EU project held a series of meetings in The Netherlands (Feb 2016), Greece (Mar 2016), Tunisia (May 2016), Italy (June 2016), Bolivia (July 2016), Germany (Oct 2016), Spain (Nov 2016), Italy (Nov 2016), Portugal (Dec 2016) etc., to increase awareness of MAR, particularly widening the clientele. Details are at: martomarket-dinamar-marsol-2016-activities
Click below to download the report activities of the WG MAR to MAR-k€t:
- Activity report 2014
- Activity report 2015
- Activity report 2016
- Activity report 2017
- Activity report 2018
- Activity report 2019
A Peruvian example is shown at MAR to Market-IAH-MAR plenary-25 Sept 2017-example for-ICA-PERU-Enrique PPTs
MAR to MARket links at DINA-MAR website:
Dissemination and Technology Transfer Strategy- https://doi.org/10.1007/s12665-013-2711-6
MtoM objectives EIP 2014
Workshop on Boosting MAR in Europe EIP Feb 2016 – 7 presentations
Contact: Dr. Enrique Fernández Escalante, Innovation Subdirectorate (Tragsa Group), E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel. +34 91 3226106