The KARMA consortium consists of experienced researchers covering all required competences to achieve progress in the hydrogeological understanding and sustainable management of karst water resources in the Mediterranean area in terms of water availability and quality. Geographically, the consortium covers the Western, Central and Eastern Mediterranean region, on the European and African side, and in the Middle East. This equal regional distribution is important in order to represent the regionally different challenges and experiences, but also the different climatic, hydrological and geological settings. Furthermore, the consortium also represents an equal gender balance and age distribution.

Scientifically, the focus of the project is on groundwater resources in karst aquifers. Therefore, the consortium consists of hydrogeologists and hydraulic engineers dealing with groundwater research and represents an ideal balance between “common scientific basis” and “diverse expertise and scientific specialization” to match the project’s objectives.

The project is coordinated by Prof. Dr. Nico Goldscheider from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany.


Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

Institute of Applied Geosciences (AGW)

Kaiserstraße 12, 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany, 


Federal Institute for Geosciences and

Natural Resources (BGR)

Stilleweg 2, 30655 Hannover 


University of Malaga (UMA)

Department of Geology and Centre of Hydrogeology

Avenida de Cervantes, 2; 29016 - Málaga

 University of Montpellier (UM)

 Laboratory Hyrdosciences Montpellier (HSM)

163 rue Auguste Broussonnet,

34090 Montpellier, France


Sapienza University of Rome (URO)

Department of Earth Science

Piazzale Aldo Moro 5, 00185 Roma, Italy



American University of Beirut (AUB)

Bliss Street- P.O.Box 11-0236, Beirut- Lebanon


National Engineering School of TUNIS  (ENIT)

Tunis El Manar University

Campus Universitaire Farhat HACHED EL MANAR