The main objective of the FRESH4Cs project is to provide year-long sustainable freshwater supply for the different water users in coastal lowlands. The local fresh water for farming, industry and drinking water production is an alternative to using overexploited deeper aquifers or long distance water supply through pipelines.
The alternative water resources include
- Storing and using surplus fresh water that is now drained to the sea during periods of water abundancy
- Using treated (domestic) waste water that is also drained towards the sea
By starting six innovative demo sites and combining these with a roadmap for the non-technological barriers, the project expects that water management in the coastal lowlands of the 2Seas region will increasingly take up the demo technologies, reducing the long term pressure on non-sustainable water resources.