Dipartimento di Agraria

Università degli Studi di Sassari

PRIMA - ACQUAOUNT (2021-2025)

Programma di ricerca PRIMA:  Progetto  ACQUAOUNT - Adapting to Climate change by QUantifying optimal Allocation of water resOUrces and socio-ecoNomic inTerlinkages. 01/07/2021 – 31/08/2025


The ACQUAOUNT project aims to improve IWRM and sustainable irrigation through the deployment of innovative tools, smart water services and solutions, for public and private use, while contributing to climate resilience. ACQUAOUNT will develop a suite of innovative tools covering monitoring and control (IoT), interoperability and standardization (WoT), efficient operation and recommendations for water and production efficiency (weather and complex dynamic modelling tools combined with data analytics and a decision-support tool) and smart visualization and data exploration (KPIs-based visualization). The combination of these tools will permit to simulate complex interactions and feedbacks across several time horizons and multiple related environmental and socio-economic dimensions, leading to policy recommendations and CC adaptation strategies. All these innovations will be demonstrated at large scale in basins of four Mediterranean countries (Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, and Tunisia) where water efficiency is a must to cope with water scarcity and climate change.


Coordinatore del progetto: Dr. Simone Mereu, CNR – IBIMET (Istituto di Biometeorologia)

Responsabile scientifico: Dott.ssa Serena Marras (serenam@uniss.it– UNISS, Dipartimento di Agraria


Partner: Fondazione Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici (Fondazione CMCC), University of Sassari, Nature 4.0 Soc. Benefit Srl, Abinsula srl, Fundació EURECAT, Global Water Partnership–Mediterranean, National Agricultural Research Center, Lebanese Agriculture Research Institute, Institut des Regions Arides.