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Main infrastructure and operational capacity of SWRI



SWRI has 3 laboratories for analyzing physico-chemical parameters of water, soil, plant tissues, 1 newly established laboratory for analyzing liquid-solid wastes and biotechnological applications and 1 agricultural engineering laboratory that provides official certifications for agricultural machinery related to precision agriculture (the only one in Greece). A comprehensive list of tests is accredited after ISO 17025, whilst others are certified after ISO 9001.


Furthermore, the Institute owns 10 ha of experimental fields, a fleet of nine vehicles (three of them all-road), a 5-meter boat for campaigns in aquatic environments, installed meteorological stations, 5 evapotranspiration lysimeters, 3 greenhouses and one of the largest systems of constructed wetlands for waste water treatment in Greece for experimental purposes.


SWRI operates the Hydrologic Observatory of Pinios River in cooperation with Forschungszentrum Jülich, which is member of the national and global network of Long-Term Ecosystem Research (LTER) sites. Also, it operates two state-of-the-art reference monitoring stations in River Aliakmon, one of the most important river in Greece due its high supply of water for irrigation, domestic use and hydroelectric production.


SWRI is flexible in performing pilot experimentation at lab and field scale and can conduct large scale surveys even at country scale (SWRI has conducted soil mapping for large parts of Greece and is currently an appointed body for the operation of the national monitoring network in the context of the Water Framework Directive (2000/60/EC).

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