Expected result 1: Implementation of the central demonstration unit functioning as a training centre
Work Package 1 – Project management and construction of the project central demonstration plot
Task 1.1 – Financial and contractual management.
Task 1.2 – Technical and scientific coordination and definition of training programs.
Task 1.3 – Setting-up of the project central demonstration plot.
Expected result 2: Dissemination of innovative water management, arid agriculture techniques and strengthening of professional capacity
Work Package 2 – Innovative water management and arid agriculture techniques
Task 2.1 – Development and testing of water saving irrigation techniques. Task 2.2 – Development and testing of innovative water harvesting techniques.
Task 2.3 – Utilization of water: Farming systems.
Task 2.4 – Development of university courses teaching innovative water management techniques and best practice to combat aridity
Expected result 3: Capacity building strengthened
Work Package 3 – Integration of scientific activities with policy-making and public awareness: Dissemination and capacity building
Task 3.1 – Socio-economic analysis.
Task 3.2 – Capacity building of water management and arid agriculture in rural communities.
Task 3.3 – Stakeholders and general public.