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Understanding river-sediment-soil-groundwater interactions for support of management of waterbodies (river basin & catchment areas)

Objective

Changes in climatic conditions, land use practices and soil and sediment pollution have large-scale adverse impacts on water quantity and quality. The current knowledge base in river basin management is not adequate to deal with these impacts. Austere is both integrating and developing knowledge to resolve this and disseminating it to stakeholders. In the water cycle, soil is a key element affecting groundwater recharge and the chemical composition of both subsurface and surface waters (the latter is additionally affected by sediments). The proper functioning of the river-sediment-soil-groundwater system is linked to key biogeochemical processes determining the filter, buffer and transformation capacity of soils and sediments. Austere aims at a better understanding of the system as a whole by identifying relevant processes, quantifying the associated parameters and developing numerical models of the groundwater-soil-sediment-river system to identify adverse trends in soil functioning, water quantity and quality. The modelling addresses all relevant scales starting from micro-scale water/solid interactions, the transport of dissolved species, pollutants as well as suspended matter in soil and groundwater systems at the catchments scale, and finally the regional scale, with case studies located in major river basins in Europe. With this integrated modelling system, Austere provides the basis for improved river basin management, enhanced soil and groundwater monitoring programs and the early identification and forecasting of impacts on water quantity and quality during this century. Austere is committed to the dissemination and exploitation of project results through structured workshops, dedicated short courses, and the active participation of consortium partners in national and international conferences. A peer review panel supervises the quality and direction of the project.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/environmental sciences/pollution

Call for proposal

FP6-2002-GLOBAL-1
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Funding Scheme

IP - Integrated Project

Coordinator

EBERHARD-KARLS UNIVERSITAET TUEBINGEN
Address
Wilhelmstrasse 5
Tuebingen
Germany

Participants (44)

ACTEON SARL
France
Address
Le Chalimont B.p. Ferme Du Pré Du Bois
Orbey
AGBAR / SOCIEDAD GENERAL AGUAS DE BARCELONA SA
Spain
Address
Passeig De Sant Joan 39
Barcelona
AGENCIA CATALANA DE L'AIGUA
Spain
Address
Provenca 204-208
Barcelona
AKADEMIA GORNICZO-HUTNICZA W KRAKOWIE
Poland
Address
Al. Mickiewicza 30
Krakow
AQUATEST A.S.
Czechia
Address
Geologicka 4
Praha 5
ATTEMPO SERVICE GMBH
Germany
Address
Albrechtstr. 9
Tuebingen
BUREAU DE RECHERCHES GEOLOGIQUES ET MINIERES
France
Address
39-43, Quai Andre Citroen - Tour Mirabeau
Paris
CESKE VYSOKE UCENI TECHNICKE V PRAZE
Czechia
Address
Zikova 4
Prahe 6
CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
Address
Serrano 117
Madrid
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1, Building 101A
Kongens Lyngby
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
Address
Raemistrasse 101
Zuerich
ENVIRONMENTAL INSTITUTE, S.R.O.
Slovakia
Address
Okruzna 784/42
Kos
EUROPA FACHHOCHSCHULE FRESENIUS GEM GMBH*
Germany
Address
Limburger Strasse, 2
Idstein
FACULTE UNIVERSITAIRE DES SCIENCES AGRONOMIQUES DE GEMBLOUX
Belgium
Address
Rue Des Deportes 23
Gembloux
HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUER UMWELTFORSCHUNG GMBH - UFZ
Germany
Address
Permoser Strasse 15
Leipzig
INSTITUT FUER GEWAESSEROEKOLOGIE UND ANGEWANDTE BIOLOGIE
Germany
Address
Scheidertalstr. 50
Hohenstein
INSTITUT SCIENTIFIQUE DE SERVICE PUBLIC
Belgium
Address
Rue Du Chera 200
Liege
INSTITUTUL NATIONAL DE CERCETARE - DEZVOLTARE PENTRU PROTECTIA MEDIULUI
Romania
Address
Splaiul Independentei 294, Sector 6
Bucuresti
INSTYTUT EKOLOGII TERENOW UPRZEMYSLOWIONYCH
Poland
Address
Ul. Kossutha 6
Katowice
LANCASTER UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Address
Bailrigg University House
Lancaster
LAOP CONSULTING & RESEARCH - LABORATORIES FOR APPLIED ORGANIC PETROLOGY
Germany
Address
Strasse Der Freundschaft 92
Lauta
MINISTRY FOR PROTECTION OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENT - REPUBLIC OF SERBIA
Address
Dr. Ivana Ribara 91
Belgrade
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK - TNO
Netherlands
Address
Schoenmakerstraat 97
Delft
NOORD-BRABANT PROVINCIE
Netherlands
Address
Brabantlaan 1
'S-hertogenbosch
R3 ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
54 Conisboro Avenue, Caversham Heights
Reading
RIJKSWATERSTAAT, RIJKSINSTITUUT VOOR INTEGRAAL ZOETWATERBEHEER EN AFVALWATERBEHANDELING
Netherlands
Address
Zuiderwagenplein 2
Lelystad
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET HAMBURG HARBURG
Germany
Address
Schwarzenbergstrasse 95
Hamburg
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
Address
Arcisstrasse 21
Muenchen
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA
Italy
Address
Via Viii Febbraio 2
Padova
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TRENTO
Italy
Address
Via Belenzani 12
Trento
UNIVERSITAET FUER BODENKULTUR WIEN
Austria
Address
Gregor Mendel Strasse 33
Wien
UNIVERSITE D'AVIGNON ET DES PAYS DE VAUCLUSE
France
Address
Louis Pasteur 74
Avignon
UNIVERSITE DE LIEGE
Belgium
Address
Place Du 20 Août 7
Liege
UNIVERSITE DE NEUCHATEL
Switzerland
Address
Faubourg Du Lac 5A
Neuchatel
UNIVERSITE HENRI POINCARE NANCY 1
France
Address
Rue Lionnois 24-30
Nancy
UNIVERSITE LIBRE DE BRUXELLES
Belgium
Address
Avenue Franklin Roosevelt 50
Bruxelles
UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT
Netherlands
Address
Heidelberglaan 8
Utrecht
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
United Kingdom
Address
6 Kensington Terrace
Newcastle Upon Tyne
VERENIGING VOOR CHRISTELIJK HOGER ONDERWIJS WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK EN PATIENTENZORG
Netherlands
Address
De Boelelaan 1105
Amsterdam
VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.
Belgium
Address
Boeretang 200
Mol
VYSKUMNY USTAV VODNEHO HOSPODARSTVA
Slovakia
Address
Nabrezie Arm.gen. L.svobodu 5
Bratislava
VYZKUMNY USTAV VODOHOSPODARSKY T.G. MASARYKA
Czechia
Address
Podbabska 219/ 30
Praha 6
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITEIT
Netherlands
Address
Costerweg 50
Wageningen
WASY GESELLSCHAFT FUR WASSERWIRTSCH AFTLICHE PLANUNG UND SYSTEMFORSCHUN G MBH*
Germany
Address
Waltersdorfer Strasse 105
Berlin