MARadentro is a multidisciplinary consortium consisting of partners from universities and research institutes in Spain, France, Italy and Sweden, and one private company from Spain. Together we have a long record in water research, and experience of applying our research results practically in water reclamation projects. 

Aqualia is one of Europe’s largest water companies. During the last decade, the Aqualia team has been involved in several projects, from local to European, to optimize water reuse processes. The MARadentro project will allow us to further develop these processes and to do it in a more sustainable way.

The CNR Water Research Institute (CNR-IRSA) research activity is devoted to water, focusing on water treatment, quality assessment and management. The CNR-IRSA multidisciplinary team has expertise on water microbiology, ecology and hygiene as well GIS environmental analysis. This knowhow is applied, in lab and field studies, for the assessment of fate and reduction of water biological contaminants in water environments and treatments processes.

The CNRS Montpellier partner is composed of two different teams. The Géosciences team is specialized in transport processes, especially in the determination of key parameters controlling transport of contaminants through porous materials. The Hydrosciences team has expertise in emergent contaminants characterization in natural reservoirs and how to monitor them.

IDAEA is an environmental science institute of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). The institute is organized under two broad Departments (Environmental Chemistry and Geosciences). The Environmental Chemistry team is specialized in the determination, impact, and fate of emerging organic pollutants in the water cycle, sediments, and biota. The Geoscience team has expertise in management of groundwater resources, the study of emerging contaminants during artificial recharge of aquifers, the acquisition of field and laboratory data, and the development of numerical model techniques.

Research at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences focuses on biological natural resources on land and in water. The SLU team has expertise in microbial ecology and addresses fundamental questions on the causes and consequences of microbial biodiversity. We apply this knowledge to solve specific problems, for example bioremediation of nitrogen polluted soils and water in natural environments as well as in engineered systems. 

UPC is a public institution of research and higher education in the fields of engineering, architecture, sciences and technology. The Hydrogeology Group (GHS) conducts research in the fields of hydrogeology and geochemistry, combining laboratory and field work, as well as advanced numerical modelling in the topics of aquifer characterization, reactive transport modelling, and fate of emerging organic compounds.