MAGO will demonstrate novel solutions to enhance integrated water resources management (IWRM) for a sustainable agriculture in the Mediterranean Region. These solutions will boost water use efficiency in agriculture, the use of alternative water resources and climate change adaptation (CCA). They will be demonstrated in Tunisia, Spain, France and Lebanon. These solutions will build upon a novel participatory approach with end-users and stakeholders and a new online collaborative platform for researchers and entrepreneurs for delivering web applications

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Period of Implementation

May 1, 2021 - Apr 30, 2024
Total Budget

EUR 2,495,500.00



To demonstrate novel solutions to enhance integrated water resources management (IWRM) for a sustainable agriculture in the Mediterranean Region


- Novel participatory processes for better water and innovation governance - Enhanced monitoring and modelling solutions for better water use efficiency and soil conservation - Improved planning and operation of wastewater reuse systems in agriculture - Provision of new solutions for Global Change adaptation - Novel collaborative platform to deliver WEb applications4 for MEDiterranean region (WEMED)

Problems and Needs Analysis

1. The IWRM approach(es) should be implemented and tested by involving all the potential stakeholders in experimental or demonstration sites representative of Mediterranean water conditions. 2. A comprehensive approach to water accounting is needed to obtain robust estimates of water use by developing and testing state of the art technologies that are affordable to all users. 3. Existing simulation models predicting the impact of climate change 4. The developed approach shall be implemented through capacity development and participatory approaches, promoting coordination among various stakeholders and companies 5. Take into account the results of LIFE programme and H2020 Societal Challenge projects SWIM-H2020 support Mechanism disseminated within DG NEAR WES

Intervention Strategy(ies)

1. Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue Platforms (MSDP) and Living Labs involving key representatives of project´s end-users, public decision-makers, researchers and solutions providers will be implemented in the four demonstration sites in order to define common goals within the MAGO project following the IWRM approach and co-develop adapted solutions. 2. New approaches of remote sensing and crop water demand models are demonstrated from plot to basin scale for improving water accounting and water efficiency in agriculture. 3. Global Change adaptation solutions will be developed to solve real end-users problems, considering frugal modelling approach and socio-economic impacts assessment. They will be delivered as web apps for climate change adaptation planning and resilient operation under extreme events. 4. Coordination among stakeholders play a key role in the definition, development and tailoring of the project solutions, capacity development is ensured as well as synergies derived from partners´ diversity. 5. MAGO will develop a platform to share and adapt research results to maximize their exploitability in all the Mediterranean Region and fully benefit from the Data Revolution.

Impact Pathway

1. Innovative and adapted technical, organizational, business and governance models aimed at enhancing the efficiency of water use […] social and economic components into IWRM and CCA 2. Better use, saving and preservation of water resources, with a positive impact in terms of quality, quantity, and sustainable use […] preservation of natural ecosystem services 3. Optimization of management of water for irrigation obtained from various sources, in particular, recovered water from wastewater treatment systems 4. Improved water governance in support of legal security and social trust 5. Strengthened institutional/organisational and individual capacities in terms of adopting and applying IWRM models, concepts and strategies 6. Improve multi-sectorial stakeholder involvement management and institutional capacity building.