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Groundwater and dependent Ecosystems: NEw Scientific basIS on climate change and land-use impacts for the update of the EU Groundwater Directive

Objective

Groundwater resources are facing increasing pressure from consumptive uses (irrigation, water supply, industry) and contamination by diffuse loading (e.g. agriculture) and point sources (e.g. industry). This cause major threat and risks to our most valuable water resource and on ecosystems dependent on groundwater. New information is need on how to better protect groundwaters and groundwater dependent ecosystems (GDE) from intensive land-use and climate change. The impacts of land-use changes and climate changes are difficult to separate as they partly result in similar changes in the ecosystems affected. The effects are highly interwoven and complex. The EU groundwater directive (GWD) and the water framework directive (WFD) provide means to protect groundwater (GW) aquifers from pollution and deterioration. At present, the maximum limits for groundwater pollutant concentrations have been set for nitrate and various pesticides. Also, water of sufficient quality and quantity should be provided to ecosystems dependent on groundwater. The European aquifers differ by their geology, climate, and threats to aquifers. This must be considered when general guidelines for management of these systems are developed. The concept of the present proposal is to base the research on different relevant aquifer sites in various European countries to test scientific issues and find new results to important problems. Seven WP are foreseen: WP1 Case studies on impacts and threats to GWs and GDEs WP2 Groundwater dynamics, re-charge and water balance WP3 Leaching to groundwater aquifers from different land-uses WP4 Groundwater dependent ecosystems: groundwater-surface water interaction WP5 Modelling processes in groundwater systems WP6 Concepts, scenarios and risk assessment WP7 Co-ordination

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/environmental sciences/pollution
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/ecology/ecosystems

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2008-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-IP - Large-scale integrating project

Coordinator

NIBIO - NORSK INSTITUTT FOR BIOOKONOMI
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Hoegskoleveien 7
1430 Aas
Norway
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 162 453,20
Administrative Contact
Björn Klöve (Prof.)

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OULUN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 413 376
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Pentti Kaiteran Katu 1
90014 Oulu
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Björn Klöve (Prof.)
JOANNEUM RESEARCH FORSCHUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 413 876
Address
Leonhardstrasse 59
8010 Graz
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Hans Kupfersberger (Dr.)
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 391 080
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Fritz Stauffer (Prof.)
LULEA TEKNISKA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 262 218
Address
Universitetsomradet Porson
971 87 Lulea
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Tommy Bystedt (Mr.)
UNIVERSITATEA DIN BUCURESTI
Romania
EU contribution
€ 75 000
Address
Soseaua Panduri 90
050663 Bucuresti
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Angheluta Vadineanu (Prof.)
GIS-GEOINDUSTRY, s.r.o.
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 165 000
Address
Tleskacova 1329/16
323 00 Plzen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Pavel Míšek (Mr.)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 262 499
Address
147 Rue De L'universite
75007 Paris Cedex 07
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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Moctar Diaby (Mr.)
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 338 340
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Piet Groenendijk (Mr.)
HELMHOLTZ ZENTRUM MUENCHEN DEUTSCHES FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM FUER GESUNDHEIT UND UMWELT GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 219 000
Address
Ingolstadter Landstrasse 1
85764 Neuherberg
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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Juergen Ertel (Dr.)
EIDGENOESSISCHE ANSTALT FUER WASSERVERSORGUNG ABWASSERREINIGUNG UND GEWAESSERSCHUTZ
Switzerland
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€ 262 499
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Uberlandstrasse 133
8600 Dubendorf
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Other
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Sabina Kündig Erzinger (Ms.)
AKADEMIA GORNICZO-HUTNICZA IM. STANISLAWA STASZICA W KRAKOWIE
Poland
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€ 284 999
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Al Adama Mickiewicza 30
30-059 Krakow
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Stanislaw Witczak (Prof.)
UNIVERSITA CATTOLICA DEL SACRO CUORE
Italy
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€ 413 500
Address
Largo Gemelli 1
20123 Milano
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Libero Ranelli (Dr.)
IGEM Danismanlik Organizasyon Arastirma Ltd. Sti.
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 210 000
Address
Kaptan Arif Sok., Anamur Apt.12, Daire 9
34740 Istanbul
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
I. Ethem Gönenç (Prof.)
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 391 163
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Camino De Vera Sn Edificio 3A
46022 Valencia
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jose Antonio Perez Garcia (Mr.)
DIMOKRITIO PANEPISTIMIO THRAKIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 187 500
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Panepistimioupoli Rectorate Building
69100 Komotini
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Konstantinos Tsagarakis (Prof.)
POLITECHNIKA KRAKOWSKA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 82 500
Address
Warszawska 24
31 155 Krakow
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Elzbieta Druzynska (Dr.)
UNIVERSITE DE NEUCHATEL
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 224 880
Address
Faubourg De L'hopital 41
2000 Neuchatel
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Daniel Hunkeler (Prof.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FERRARA

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Italy
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€ 105 000
Address
Via Ariosto 35
44121 Ferrara
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Franca Siena (Prof.)
ATHENS UNIVERSITY OF ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS - RESEARCH CENTER
Greece
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€ 150 000
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Kefallinias Street 46
11251 Athens
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Phoebe Koundouri (Prof.)
UNIVERSITY OF DUNDEE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 210 023
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Nethergate
DD1 4HN Dundee
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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James Houston (Mr.)
SVEUCILISTE U ZAGREBU RUDARSKO-GEOLOSKO-NAFTNI FAKULTET
Croatia
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€ 150 000
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Pierottijeva 6
10000 Zagreb
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Marija Cindro (Ms.)
HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR UMWELTFORSCHUNG GMBH - UFZ
Germany
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€ 195 000
Address
Permoserstrasse 15
04318 Leipzig
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Other
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Annette Scmidt (Ms.)
SVERIGES METEOROLOGISKA OCH HYDROLOGISKA INSTITUT
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 194 850
Address
Folkborgsvaegen 1
601 76 Norrkoeping
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Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
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Yvonne Tollén (Ms.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER

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United Kingdom
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€ 90 244
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Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Liz Fay (Ms.)
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Italy
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€ 45 000
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Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Verdiana Bandini (Ms.)
CHRISTIAN-ALBRECHTS-UNIVERSITAET ZU KIEL

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Germany
EU contribution
€ 38 998,80
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Olshausenstrasse 40
24118 Kiel
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Susanne Neufeldt (Ms.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
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€ 58 201
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Arcisstrasse 21
80333 Muenchen
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Johannes Sauer (Prof.)