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Cofunded by the European Union

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Institution/Coordinating Institution : 
School of Agriculture, University of Lisbon
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Current Status : 
Location : 
Tapada da Ajuda, Lisbon
RI Type : 
Single Site RI (Geographically localised central facility)
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Cost of Access : 
Water4All Keywords : 
Ecohydrology - Water Infrastructures
Domains and thematic area : 
Sustainable Water Management
Services provided : 
Access monitoring sites - Training services
Equipment : 
Hydraulic laboratory

The present mesocosm consists of a set of 6 external artificial channels coated with zinc (each 0.4 m wide × 4 m long × 0.2 m deep), where water is supplied after being stored in a central tank of 3000 L. The water source is a natural spring whose water is distributed to the main containers (70 L) located in the upper section of each channel. Water from each channel, delimited downstream by a fixed mesh panel, flows to a downstream tank (70 L) connected to a pump (Kripsol OK-71 B, 0.56 kW) which operates in a closed system allowing water conditions to be maintained, regardless of that of the source tank. Water distribution and recirculation are guaranteed with a HDPE piping system.

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The Water4All Partnership - Water Security for the Planet - is a funding programme for scientific research in freshwater. It aims to tackle water challenges to face climate change, help to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals and boost the EU’s competitiveness and growth.

It is co-funded by the European Union within the frame of the Horizon Europe programme (a key funding programme for research and innovation). The Partnership duration is for seven years from 2022.

The Water4All objective is to enable water security at a large scale and in the long term. Its goal is also to tackle water issues in a holistic frame. 

All forms of life on earth need water. All human activities operate with this resource. Water is part of our everyday life. It is also integrated within urban and countryside landscapes. It is one of the most valuable elements we share with plants and animals.

These simple facts must be kept in mind to understand the Water4All ambition.

This resource is weakened in many places due to climate changes, and human habits. We know that we can improve the way we use water. Everyone has a role to play and especially the scientific research community.

Scientific research is the heart of the Partnership as It is a powerful tool to improve knowledge on preserving, restoring, and managing this essential resource. 

International cooperation is also needed as water has no borders on Earth and runs from one country to another.

Water4All brings together a broad and cohesive group of 90 partners from 33 countries in the European Union and beyond. This consortium gathers partners from the whole water Research, Development and Innovation (RDI) chain.