| Project objectives:
The MAGIC project is focussed on the clean up of complex damages in large groundwater bodies. In particular the common situation of multiple pollution sources
in derelict areas requires innovative pro-cedures instead of the conventional single-case treatment. Thus key feature of MAGIC is to further develop the
innovative, integral, emission-orientated management approach developed in the FP5 RTD-project INCORE Integral Concept for Groundwater Remediation.
The identification of main sources of pollution and targeted clean-up actions leads to efficient groundwater management concepts and plans.
In close transnational co-operation and on the basis of 4 pilot actions the MAGIC partners will elabo-rate, implement and specify a set of tools for the application
of the integral approach in the CADSES region. The results will be published and disseminated in training seminars offered to the main target groups as staff
of public administration and service providers.
Particular long-term objective is the rehabilitation of degraded areas by elimination of the largest sources of pollution. This will lead to the improvement
of groundwater quality as a basis for sustainable groundwater resources management. The transnational co-operation will lead to an exchange of experiences
and know-how transfer on technical, administrative and management topics among the project partners as well as for a wider dissemination and promotion of
integral approaches. This transnational co-operation is of special concern for the work dedicated to the Odra river Aquifer, which is considered as a large-scale,
transboundary water reserve.
The implementation of the integral groundwater management concept of MAGIC will strengthen the capacities of administrative bodies and municipalities
to implement the demanding EU environmental policies and standards, e.g. Water Framework Directive, Art. 17, Groundwater Directive, etc.
The project started in June 2005. MAGIC will be finished in March 2008 after a project duration of 34 months.
The total budget is 2,355 Mio . The partners apply for an ERDF-fund of 1,547 Mio , the co-financing contribution of the partners will be 807.750 .
The project is structured in 6 workpackages. The workpackages 1 to 4 comprise technical actions to develop applicable planning methodologies for the implementation
of the new technical approach. Workpackages 5 and 6 cover administrative aspects: the implementation into the daily work of local administration and the dissemination
of the results in the CADSES. During the application the tools will be modified and optimised. The main objective of the project is to develop simple and flexible
technical and administrative tools, which can be adapted to the specific needs of the partners and end-users in the CADSES.
WP1 Basic information and planning
Data collection of groundwater situation, configuration of a GIS database and a conceptual groundwater model. Survey of groundwater monitoring wells.
Design of field studies like monitoring strategies, geophysical investigation and integral pumping tests.
WP2 Field studies & lab analysis
Field and laboratory investigation: Geophysical investigation, field studies as testing of monitoring wells, short pumping tests, integral pumping
tests, sampling campaigns, and related laboratory work (standard analysis, fingerprinting studies). Evaluation of existing standards and methodologies.
WP3 Groundwater Modelling
Developing a standardised software tool for numerical interpretation of integral pumping tests. Application of the numerical groundwater model: Set-up
of model frame, calibration with existing data, refinement according to results of WP 2. Modelling groundwater flow and contaminant transport.
WP4 Evaluation of investigation results
Assessment and evaluation of investigation results: check of conceptual and numerical model according to results of field and lab work, detailed interpretation
of hydraulic and chemical data, calculation of mass fluxes, identification of the largest sources of pollution in the areas concerned, health risk assessment
according to scenarios for future use.
WP5 Sharing best practice in administrative procedures
Administrative procedures: analysis of results of WP3&4 according to European, national and local regulations, diagnosis of possible administrative
decisions, creation of strategic priorities, aims and measures, ranking of future activities in a priority list and set-up of recommendations for administrative
decision making (Groundwater management concepts and plans). Sharing and description of best practice, set-up of recommendations for action for technical
work related to integral groundwater investigation.
WP6 Management, co-ordination & dissemination of results
Project management. Communication. Internal project conferences and workshops. Seminars for dissemination and training. Final reporting.