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Water Resources System Safe Operating Space in a Changing Climate and Society

Objective

Water scarcity, water quality degradation and the loss of freshwater biodiversity are critical environmental challenges worldwide, which have primarily been driven by a significant increase in water withdrawals during the last century. In the coming decades, climate and societal changes are projected to further exacerbate these challenges in many regions around the world. As such, defining a safe operating space (SOS) for water resources in a changing climate and society is urgently needed to ensure a sufficient and reliable supply of water of a quality acceptable for human activity and natural ecosystems. However, defining the SOS for the entire water resources system at spatial scales relevant to decision-making and its projections into the future requires going beyond state-of-the-art water system modelling toward a holistic and participatory assessment framework that includes data gathering, integrated modelling, and working with relevant stakeholders. SOS-Water aims to create the foundation for this framework. It will co-create future scenarios and management pathways with stakeholders in five case studies in Europe and abroad. It will advance water system models and link them with impact models of ecosystem services and biodiversity, to create a novel integrated water modelling system. This integrated water modelling system will be benchmarked against a wide range of state-of-the-art Earth observations and will be used to calculate selected indicators covering all dimensions of water resources systems, to ultimately design a multi-dimensional SOS of policies and water management pathways evaluated across a broad set of scenarios. The results of SOS-Water will help improving the understanding of water resources availability and streamline water planning and management at local to regional levels and beyond, such that the allocation of water among societies, economies, and ecosystems will be economically efficient, socially fair, and resilient to shocks.

Coordinator

INTERNATIONALES INSTITUT FUER ANGEWANDTE SYSTEMANALYSE
Net EU contribution
€ 908 750,00
Address
Schlossplatz 1
2361 Laxenburg
Austria

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Region
Niederösterreich Wiener Umland/Südteil
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (10)

UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 510 750,00
Address
Heidelberglaan 8
3584 CS Utrecht

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Region
West-Nederland Utrecht Utrecht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 470 468,00
Address
Camino De Vera Sn Edificio 3a
46022 Valencia

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Region
Este Comunitat Valenciana Valencia/València
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,75
POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 605 625,00
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano

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Region
Nord-Ovest Lombardia Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
FORSCHUNGSVERBUND BERLIN EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 558 170,00
Address
Rudower Chaussee 17
12489 Berlin

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Region
Berlin Berlin Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
FUTUREWATER SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 134 500,00
Address
Calle Azucena 23
30205 Cartagena

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Región de Murcia Murcia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

FUTUREWATER BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 70 375,00
Address
Costerweg 1g
6702 AA Wageningen

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Oost-Nederland Gelderland Zuidwest-Gelderland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
INSTITUTUL NATIONAL DE CERCETARE-DEZVOLTARE PENTRU GEOLOGIE SI GEOECOLOGIE MARINA-GEOECOMAR
Romania
Net EU contribution
€ 192 500,00
Address
Dimitrie Onciul Street 23-25
024053 Bucharest

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Region
Macroregiunea Trei Bucureşti-Ilfov Bucureşti
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
SOUTHERN INSTITUTE OF WATER RESOURCES PLANNING
Vietnam
Net EU contribution
€ 194 062,00
Address
271/3 An Duong Vuong Street Ward 03 District 5 Hcmc
72710 Ho Chi Minh City

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Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,50
EUTEMA RESEARCH SERVICES GMBH
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 239 125,00
Address
Karl Toldt Weg 6d
1140 Vienna

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Wien Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
AALBORG UNIVERSITET
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 215 080,00
Address
Fredrik Bajers Vej 7k
9220 Aalborg

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Region
Danmark Nordjylland Nordjylland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00