FLOWERED project



Duration of the project

3 years and a half (2016-2019)


Water resources sustainable management

Total budget

2,989,201,25 €

  • Public, private and political institutions and other authorities of the three African countries concerned (Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania);
  • Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), NGOs (interested in the implementation of new technologies related to water consumption, agriculture, and wildlife protection);
  • Water managers, scientific community, educational system, PhD students, post-graduate students, young scientists
  • Farmers associations, rural communities
Countries concerned
Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania

De-Fluoridation Technologies for Improving Quality of Water and Agro-Animal Products along the East African Rift Valley

FLOWERED aims to contribute to the development of a sustainable water management system in areas affected by fluoride (F) contamination in water, soils and food in the African Rift Valley countries (Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania), and to improve the living conditions (environment, health and food security) of their populations. In addition, it aims to study, test and implement innovative de-fluoridation technologies for drinking and irrigation water that will work mainly at the village level and to develop integrated, sustainable and participatory water and agriculture management on a trans-boundary scale.


Financial partners
Technical partners

Approval date

December 2015

1st kick-off workshop

November 2016

1st regional workshop

June 2017

1st Conference

July 2017

1st General Assembly

July 2017

1st regional workshop

July 2017

Technical meeting

December 2019

Key Achievements
  • Development of a project website  : http://www.floweredproject.org and social medias
  • Development of an innovative Geo-Data system for knowledge sharing and a web platform  for data sharing
  • Identification and experimentation of innovative defluoration technologies
  • Characterization of the targeted geographic, geological and hydro-geological areas
  • Collection of data on agricultural, breeding and soil systems
  • Realization and implementation of a communication strategy and action plan
  • Development of communication and awareness tools for the general public: Comic's in local language, leaflets in local language, posters, quarterly newsletter
  • Production of documentary films on project achievements, technical capsules in the form of interviews with researchers
  • Organization of three workshops to exchange experiences in the 3 countries concerned (Tanzania 2017, Kenya 2018 and Ethiopia 2019): scientific conferences and field visits
  • Participation international events (COP, regional Foras)
  • Publication of scientific papers 
  • Dévelopement of a de-fluoridation prototype tested in the main intervention areas of the project