LIFE Matrix

Managed Aquifer Recharge with reclaimed water, a system to combat water stress.

LIFE Matrix

The main objective of the LIFE Matrix project is to demonstrate the technical, environmental, and sanitary viability of a Managed Aquifer Recharge system with reclaimed water, purified wastewater subjected to complementary treatment processes for reuse.

The system proposed by LIFE Matrix combines the application of technologies based on the capacity of the geological environment for the additional treatment of water with a strict control of the quality parameters in the three phases (water, soil and aquifer), in order to ensure the optimal quality of the recharged water.

In this way, LIFE Matrix will reuse 50,000 m3 of reclaimed water for the recharge of aquifers by surface infiltration, thus increasing the available underground water resources by 15%. LIFE Matrix will demonstrate its solution on the Costa del Sol, more specifically at the Víbora Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) in Marbella, managed by ACOSOL, a public company belonging to the Commonwealth of Municipalities of the Western Costa del Sol.

Duration: October 2021 - September 2024
Coordinator: Cetaqua Andalucía
Cetaqua Barcelona, ACOSOL y Universidad de Málaga (CEHIUMA)
LIFE Matrix