On 9 July 2015, the European project SUBSOL was officially started at KWR in Nieuwegein. Over the past ten years, KWR and public-private partners have developed novel concepts to improve groundwater management and thereby significantly strengthen freshwater supply in coastal areas. SUBSOL opens the possibility of introducing these Subsurface Water Technologies internationally. The European Commission finances the project through the Horizon 2020 programme.
Market scans in coastal regions worldwide
SUBSOL foresees both the continuation of ongoing demonstration projects in Friesland, Westland and South-Beveland in the Netherlands, as well as in new field pilots in Denmark, Greece and the US (Florida). Market scans will be conducted in selected coastal regions worldwide. Apart from KWR, the project includes the participation of Dutch partners Vitens, ARCADIS and B-E de Lier, besides eleven companies and knowledge institutes across Europe.
Visit to Westland
On 9 October 2015, the SUBSOL partners visited the reference site in Westland, where subsurface water storage is being implemented for greenhouse horticulturalists.
Check out the video in which Bjorn Jensen from GEUS (Denmark) explains SUBSOL: