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Climate Change and the European Water Dimension, A report on European water directors, 2005

Funded under: FP6-SUSTDEV


The compilation of this report follows a request from the European Water Directors (representatives from EU Member States and the European Commission). The study has been co-authored by more than 40 leading scientists from around Europe and Directorate General, Joint Research Centre�s Institute for Environment and Sustainability (IES). The report, (as a synthesis of scientific information especially updated since the 2001 findings of the International Panel on Climate Change) will be used to assess existing water policy and whether it can accommodate real or anticipated impacts of climate change.
The European Water Directors asked the authors to determine: �to what extent have the Commission, Member States, marine and river basin commissions, and others, developed detailed predictions concerning the possible consequences of climate change? Do we know enough about the possible impacts of climate change at the European scale to act?�
The report offers additional convincing evidence of the warming of the atmosphere and European lakes and seas, alterations of biological, chemical and physical characteristics of European water bodies, and the dramatic impact the ecology of the region will undergo in response to sea level rises, extreme events and warming.

Additional information

Authors: EISENREICH S J (Editor), European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Environment and Sustainability, Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 21553 EN (2005), 253pp. Free of charge
Availability: Available from European Commission, JRC Knowledge Management Unit, Ispra (IT) Tel: +39 033278 9893 Fax: +39 033278 5409 E-mail: or Bruxelles (BE) Tel: +32 2 295 76 24 Fax: +32 2 299 63 22
ISBN: ISBN: 92-894-9005-5
Record Number: 200518246 / Last updated on: 2005-08-14
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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