Welcome to SAFIR


SAFIR seeks to address problems of Europe's clean water supplies, which are under severe stress in some areas.


To protect and sustain Europe's high quality water for drinking water purposes, we may need to expand the use of treated waste-water in Europe's agriculture. However some consumers may be resistant to that approach, wanting "pure food" grown in "pure water". How can we understand and address potential consumer concerns about this type of water irrigation?


INTERDROUGHT-III, Shanghai, China, Oct. 11-16, 2009

SAFIR presented modelling results with Daisy on fresh tomatoes from Crete
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WP1 met in Israel May 2009

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Workpackagde 1 people in SAFIR discussed treatment technologies at NetaFim in Israel

ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meetings in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Nov. 1-5, 2009.

SAFIR presented modelling results with Daisy on PRD irrigation to potatoes
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Final public leaflets from the SAFIR project

Leaflets from the SAFIR project can be downloaded here

News

27 November 2009 Download the new SALTMED model - carefull though - 50 Mb zip file
http://www.safir4eu.org/Upload/SAFIR/Document/SALTMED%20with%20Crop%20Rotations.zip

27 November 2009 Supporting files to SALTMED - 25 Mb
http://www.safir4eu.org/Upload/SAFIR/Document/Supportingfiles.zip

18 November 2009 SAFIR is selected by the EC to present the results on MBR waste water treatment technology
The event takes place at 7th ETAP Forum on Eco-innovation 23-24 Nov. in Copenhagen

See the programme at

http://ec.europa.eu/environment/ecoinnovation2009/2nd_forum/pdf/case_studies.pdf


05 November 2009 SAFIR contributed to ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meetings in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Nov. 1-5, 2009.
see talk at the left text column

01 November 2009 SAFIR contributed to INTERDROUGHT-III, Shanghai, China, Oct. 11-16, 2009
see talk at the left text column

08 October 2009 Final results from SAFIR
The final workshop 25 Sept. in Brussels ended SAFIR, see talks under Event

Final reporting and Deliverables will be available very soon, see Results


19 September 2009 SAFIR selected by the EC to be presented at 7th ETAP Forum - Copenhagen, 23-24 November 2009
see Intervention at European Forum on Eco-Innovation http://ec.europa.eu/environment/ecoinnovation2009/2nd_forum/

17 September 2009 List of participants for the SAFIR Workshop in Brussels can now be found under events
Still seats are available - look for the programme to get a free registration

01 August 2009 A new SALTMED 2009 version has been developed within SAFIR
For further information on this comprehensive model and DSS system contact Dr. Ragab Ragab, CEH, UK, (rag@ceh.ac.uk).

The system calculates irrigation need for a broad selection of crops, now also including crop rotations. It handles several irrigation technologies, irrigation with different waters including brackish water and calculates water and nitrogen flow in 2D.


01 July 2009 SAFIR participates in important conferences
A major outcome of the SAFIR research on water saving agriculture is developments of models and decision support systems. Hereby the results can be generalised and made useful to farmers around the world.

SAFIR has further developed the Danish model Daisy to take into account the advanced and water saving drip irrigation strategy, PRD - watering in shift either one or the other part of the crop root system. Detailed processes have been included in Daisy, e.g. 2D water flow and plant hormone (ABA) regulation of stomata


These new developments will be presented at two important conferences


ASA-CSSA-SSSA 2009 International Annual Meetings, November 1-5 in USA, www.acsmeetings.org


INTERDROUGHT-III Conference October 11-16 in China, www.interdrought.org



26 June 2009 Water recycled means water saved
Important knowledge about water and soil from the EU-project SAFIR, is being tested in southern Europe and other areas with insufficient potable drinking water.

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12 June 2009 Coping with water scarcity
When the temperature rises five degrees and there is 20 percent less rain, will there still be food and something called agriculture in Greece, Italy and China? The first lesson of the SAFIR project is that water can be utilized more efficiently.

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12 June 2009 Important contribution to 6th IWA Leading-Edge Conference in Singapore
The poster "Decentralised water re-use solutions with compact MBR reactors" can now be found under Results - Posters. The authors are from workpackadge 1, Søren N. Bak, Adriano Battilani and Finn Plauborg

17 March 2009 SAFIR contributed to Research Platform - Water, Third Annual meeting
see Agenda, abstracts and presentations at http://www.forskningsplatformen-vand.dk/Documents/Annual%20meeting%20jan%2009/index.html

17 March 2009 SAFIR Final Conference

25 September, 2009, CDMA building Room S1, rue du Champs de Mars 21 1050 Brussels


Fresh food production with use of new water and water saving irrigation - a sustainable future?


The conference presents innovative water saving methods in irrigated agriculture, state of the art treatment technology, impact and risk of using new water (treated waste water) for irrigation, economical feasibility studies, and farm management DSS


10 October 2008 SAFIR contributed to ESA Congress
SAFIR contributed to the X Congress of the European Society for Agronomy, 15-19 September in Bologna: Multi-functional Agriculture - Agriculture as a Resource for Energy and Environmental Preservation (www.avenuemedia.eu//source/congressi/congressi_2008/Congress_ESA/)

See Event for details

31 May 2008 SAFIR contributed to Feature on Water Scarcity
WP8 contributed to a thematic feature on Water Scarcity in Europe in The Parliament Magazine on 17 March

Follow the link: http://www.dods.co.uk/images/parliament-pdfs/Parliament-Magazine-Mar-17-2008.pdf

31 May 2008 SAFIR on Danish National Radio Broadcast
Anders Dalsgaard from Copenhagen University participated in a discussion on Food Security and the use of Treated Wastewater for irrigation of crops on 21 May

This was also the theme of an article by Anders Dalsgaard in the Danish newspaper Politiken published the same day

30 May 2008 SAFIR WP8 contributed to conference
WP8 contributed to the Mediterranean workshop on: New technologies of recycling non conventional water in protected cultivation. Opportunities and new challenges for arid and semi - arid areas. Agadir, Morocco 28 April - 1 May 2008 (www.iavcha.ac.ma/)

See Proceedings and Posters to your right

28 April 2008 New Scientific Publications from SAFIR
A model describing the influence of PRD-irrigation on the concentration of abscisic acid in potatoes have been published by Fulai Liu et al.

An investigation by Ali Shahnazari et al. shows reduced residual mineral nitrogen in soil after PRD-irrigation

See Scientific Journals to your right


05 July 2007 SAFIR WP8 contributed to congress

WP8 contributed to the NJF congress (www.njf2007.dk)

See Proceedings and Posters to your right

23 February 2007 Conference on Water Productivity, 2-5 July 2007

Please pay attention to the Conference on 'Water Productivity in Agriculture and Horticulture: How can less water be used more efficiently? to be held 2-5 July 2007

Find the conference web site here

Sven-Erik Jacobsen

12 October 2006 Presentations from Stakeholders meeting 2006

We are pleased to announce that all presentations from the stakeholder meeting in Brussels 20 September 2006 is available.

Please see Event 20 September.


21 July 2006 SAFIR Stakeholders meeting, final program

We are pleased to announce that we will invite to a stakeholder meeting in Brussels 20 September 2006.

Please see Event 20 September for detailed program and List of Participants (updated 140906)


12 July 2006 SAFIR project information brochure

SAFIR project information brochure is now available. See Deliverables.


23 January 2006 Regional WP2-Workshop

Regional WP2-Workshop "Partial root drying and irrigation scheduling" 27 January 2006. Program can be found under Events


19 December 2005 SAFIR stake holder meeting

We are pleased to announce that we will invite to a stakeholder meeting in Brussels 20 September 2006.

Please see Event 20 September for detailed program


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SAFIR Final conference

25 September, 2009, CDMA building Room S1, rue du Champs de Mars 21 1050 Brussels


Fresh food production with use of treated waste water and water saving irrigation - a sustainable future?


The conference presents innovative water saving methods in irrigated agriculture, state of the art treatment technology, impact and risk of using treated waste water (reclaimed water) for irrigation, economical feasibility studies, and farm management DSS


Final programme ...

PMG-meeting 2009

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Group photo, PMG meeting in Belgrade, Serbia, March 2009

3rd annual meeting

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Group photo, 3rd annual meeting in Orleans, France, Oct. 2008