PROSIM
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Promoting Sustainable Irrigation Management and non-conventional water use in the Mediterranean

About the project

In Mediterranean countries, water use for irrigation accounts for more than 70% of water consumption and an important hydric stress is registered due to increasing population and climate change. Water losses due to non-efficient irrigation systems, limited reliance on non-conventional water (NCW), scarce capacities of institutions to enforce effective water management plans and lack of awareness of modern solutions at farm level, are the most common issues to deal with. PROSIM will face these challenges focusing on both water demand and supply for irrigation. The project will bring innovative solutions combining water use efficiency and NCW and build local capacities to adopt/upscale them. Cross-border capacity building and roadmaps and plans for improved water management based on project results will be carried out while enhancing public-private cooperation will be fostered together with investments for the adoption/upscale of the proposed solutions.

Key information

PROSIM
Promoting Sustainable Irrigation Management and non-conventional water use in the Mediterranean
B.4 Environmental protection, climate change adaptation and mitigation
B.4.1 Water efficiency
Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Tunisia, Spain

Financial data

3.3 million
Total budget
2.9 million
EU contribution
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10%
Project co-financing

Highlights

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6
Partners
5
Countries
9
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What will be improved?

The project will reduce pressure on water resources in the concerned areas of Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Tunisia and Spain. At pilot farm level, the project will increase water usage efficiency by 30% and substitute clean water by non-conventional water up to 100% thanks to new/tailored solutions to optimise water consumption. The project also hopes to boost by 5-10% the investments in sustainable irrigation from governments, financial institutions and farmers.

Who will benefit?

  • 237 farmers
  • 4 national/regional institutions on water management and 80 extension agents providing technical support to farmers  
  • 4 water product/service providers 
  • 4 water user associations
     

Expected achievements

  • 4 investment initiatives to upscale mature innovation solutions having the best market potential
  • 4 cross-border thematic field visits to showcase most efficient irrigation techniques
  • 292 water stakeholders trained on water usage efficiency and non-conventional water use
  • 8 new technologies tested to demonstrate the potential of treated wastewater, desalination and mixed water for irrigation  
  • 91 hectares of land irrigated with efficient and sustainable systems 
  • 40 on-field dissemination days for 400 farmers to raise their awareness of new solutions for irrigation
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Tunisia: PROSIM tender to supply and install sensors and weather stations for irrigation scheduling

The General Directorate of Rural Engineering and Water Exploitation (DGGREE), Tunisian partner of PROSIM project, has launched a tender (N°G…

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Tunisia: PROSIM tender to supply and install water saving equipment systems (drip irrigation system)

The General Directorate of Rural Engineering and Water Exploitation (DGGREE), tunisian partner of PROSIM project, has launched a tender  (N°…

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PROSIM project named winner of the Energy Globe Award 2022 for its work in fighting water scarcity

In total, organisations from more than180 countries participated in the 23rd edition of the Energy Globe Award.

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Jordan: procurement for 2 automatic mixing water systems under the PROSIM project

PROSIM partner National Agricultural Research Centre (NARC) launched a tender to supply, install and operate 2 automatic mixing water systems (Decission support systems, DSS) …

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Jordan: procurement for 2 meteorological stations and software under the PROSIM project

PROSIM partner National Agricultural Research Centre launched a tender to supply, install, operate and training for 2 meteorological stations and software in Jordan.

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PROSIM: project's Lead Beneficiary has opened a vacancy for Project Coordinator in Tunisia

The Istituto per la Cooperazione Universitaria (ICU), Lead Beneficiary of PROSIM project, is looking for a new Project Coordinator. The vaca…

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PROSIM: partners discovered how to combine water treatment and green spaces for students and how to increase production with reclaimed waters!

The third day of study visit took PROSIM partners to the hidden and original symbiotic wastewater treatme…

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PROSIM: Water management and economics at the heart of the study visit to Murcia in Spain!

The second week of May was organised the study tour in reclaimed water use for irrigation and water planning and management in Murcia. The event allowed PROSIM partners from J…

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Spain: PROSIM project installs an advanced decision support system for mixing different qualities of waters for irrigation

The main purpose of this system developed by one of PROSIM partner's is to improve the mixing of multiple non-conventional waters (trea…

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PROSIM project about to install drip irrigation systems in Balqa, Jordan

The equipment to be implemented in green houses and in open field will serve 35 farmers and cover a total area of 15.5 hectares.

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PROSIM installs two solar powered desalination plants in Balqa, Jordan!

The two (reverse osmosis) desalination units with a capacity of 10 m³/h were installed to reduce the salinity of brackish waters and will serve 4 farmers, covering a total sur…

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Jordan: procurement for 2 drip irrigation systems under the PROSIM project

PROSIM partner National Agricultural Research Centre relaunched a tender to supply, install and operate 2 drip irrigation systems in Jordan.

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Jordan: procurement for 2 drip irrigation systems under the PROSIM project

PROSIM partner National Agricultural Research Centre launched a tender to supply, install and operate 2 drip irrigation systems in Jordan.

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Tunisia: procurement of 1 reverse osmosis desalination plant under the PROSIM project

The PROSIM partner 'Tunisian Ministry of Agriculture' has launched a new call for tender for one reverse osmosis desalination plant.

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PROSIM TUNISIA: saving water in Béni Khaled thanks to sensors for irrigation scheduling!

PROSIM's team visited farmers in the Governorate of Nabeul to discuss about their needs in terms of fresh water and the innovatives solutions that will help them to save …

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Jordan: procurement of 2 reverse osmosis units under the PROSIM project

The PROSIM partner National Agricultural Research Center (NARC) has launched a new call for tender for 2 reverse osmosis units.

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PROSIM: When high-tech meets crops!

The project promotes innovative solutions such as sensors for irrigation scheduling with the aim to enhance water use efficiency and use of non-conventional water.

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Jordan: PROSIM launched tender for Nano-Filtration desalination units

The Jordanian partner of PROSIM Project, NARC, is launching a call for tenders for Nano-Filtration desalination units.

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PROSIM in Jordan: tender for Reverse Osmosis Unit

The Jordanian partner, the National Agricultural Research Center (NARC), is launching a tender for reverse osmosis units.

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PROSIM shares experiences on water desalination for irrigation and the use of brackish water in agriculture.

Tunisia brings its expertise on water desalination for irrigation and biosaline agriculture to PROSIM partners through a web talk and a virt…

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Announcement of the call for tender´s result to install a Photovoltaic Unit in Tunisia

The PROSIM Tunisian partner has selected CONURESOL company for the installation of a photovoltaic station that will supply energy to the desalination unit.

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PROSIM will install an evaporation pan, a simple and reliable Irrigation scheduling tool to benefit 35 farmers in Jordan

Evaporation pan scheduling can accurately predict the irrigation requirements of open field and greenhouses crops.

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PROSIM: 89 farmers to benefit from the implementation of drip irrigation systems

PROSIM project will implement drip irrigation systems as an efficient irrigation system covering 34.25 ha of crop across Jordan, Lebanon, Tunisia, Spain, and Italy.

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Tunisia: the PROSIM project is recruiting

The NGO 'ICU' - Institute for University Cooperation - is looking for a 'Local Technical Officer' profile to support the administrative and accounting management of the PROSIM project. The d…

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PROSIM project promotes the use of subsurface drip irrigation to increase water efficiency

PROSIM project will implement subsurface drip irrigation as a highly efficient irrigation system at farm level in Jordan, Lebanon and Italy.

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PROSIM e-Learning course to support water management in agriculture

The e-Learning course on “Sustainable water resources management under semi-arid environment” has been successfully conducted during the 7th and 8th of April 2021for the proje…

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PROSIM participates in the celebrations of the National Water Saving Day in Tunisia

The PROSIM project had the opportunity to present the different activities that will be implemented in Tunisia.

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PROSIM project mobilized for World Water Day

The General Directorate of Rural Engineering and Water Exploitation joins AQUACYCLE, MEDISS, MENAWARA, NAWAMED, and PROSIM projects to celebrate World Water Day.

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Tunisia: PROSIM project supports farmers in accessing water

Farmers in Bir Ben Kemla area are facing a severe water shortage due to the high salinity of the borehole, which reaches peaks of 6 grams of salt per liter.

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Sharing experiences of Jordan in Non-Conventional Water & Treated Wastewater use in irrigation

The National Agricultural Research Center (NARC), the partner of the PROSIM project, organized the third webtalk presenting the Jordanian ex…

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Jordan: PROSIM project is recruiting

'Istituto per la Cooperazione Universitaria Onlus' is looking for a Local Technical Officer to support activities in Jordan. The deadline to submit applications is January 7, 2021.

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Tunisia: the PROSIM project is looking for an administrative assistant

The 'Direction Générale du Génie Rural et de l’Exploitation des Eaux', partner of the PROSIM project, is looking for an administrative assistant.

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The PROSIM Project supports the transmission of knowledge for a sustainable agriculture

Project partners are working to define training programmes for water use efficiency in agriculture.

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Tunisia: PROSIM selects an engineer and an administrative assistant

Applications can be received until August 20, at 10.00 am, Tunisian time.

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Water management: second thematic web talk of the PROSIM project

On the 7th of July, the Lebanese Ministry of Agriculture organized the second web talk of PROSIM project focused on research and best practices implemented by the MoA and its …

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Tunisia: PROSIM selects an external auditor

The Tunisian partner of PROSIM project has recently published a tender for the selection of an external auditor. Offers can be received until July 31.

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13 May 2020
PROSIM: data collection process in the Aqaba region, Jordan

4 innovative solutions for water efficiency in irrigation and non conventional water use will be tested in 7 hectares, benefitting 15 farmers.

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17 February 2020
Reducing pressure on water resources: first field visit of PROSIM project in Sicily

In the Marsala Municipality area, the PROSIM project will test the use of treated wastewater in agriculture.

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10 February 2020
PROSIM project, an accelerator of development

PROSIM project has its roots in the positive experience of ICU on innovative irrigation implemented in Jordan and Lebanon, started more than 20 years ago.

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05 February 2020
Innovative irrigation practices: first thematic web talk of PROSIM project

The first of 5 thematic web talks focused on water efficiency in irrigation and the use of non-conventional water for agriculture.

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30 January 2020
New solutions for water-use efficiency in Tunisia: study visit of the PROSIM project in Mahdia

An innovative desalination system will be installed to manage 400m3 of water per day, improving the quality of water for at least 30 local f…

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24 January 2020
Making agriculture more water-efficient: the PROSIM project to test innovative solutions in Jordan

In the Balqa area, 55 farmers will benefit from innovative solutions which increase crop productivity while reducing water use.

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15 November 2019
Less water for more sustainable irrigation: start of the PROSIM project

PROSIM aims to demonstrate new and enhanced solutions for sustainable irrigation that ensure increased water-use efficiency.

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