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New Approaches to Adaptive Water Management under Uncertainty

Objective

The central tenet of the NeWater project is a transition from currently prevailing regimes of river basinwater management into more adaptive regimes in the future. This transition calls for a highly integratedwater resources management concept. NeWater identifies key typical elements of the current watermanagement system and focuses its research on processes of transition of these elements to adaptiveIWRM. Each key element is studied by novel approaches. Key IWRM areas where NeWater isexpected to deliver breakthrough results include:
1. governance in water management (methods to arrive at polycentric, horizontal broad stakeholderparticipation in IWRM)
2. sectoral integration (integration of IWRM and spatial planning; integration with climate changeadaptation strategies, cross-sectoral optimization and cost-benefit analysis)
3. scales of analysis in IWRM (methods to resolve resource use conflicts; transboundary issues)
4. information management (multi stakeholder dialogue, multi-agent systems modelling; role ofgames in decision making; novel monitoring systems for decision systems in water management)
5. infrastructure (innovative methods for river basin buffering capacity; role of storage in adaptation toclimate variability and climate extremes)
6. finances and risk mitigation strategies in water management (new instruments, role of public-private arrangements in risk-sharing)
7. stakeholder participation; promoting new ways of bridging between science, policy andimplementationThe development of concepts and tools that guide an integrated analysis and support a stepwiseprocess of change in water management is the corner-stone of research activities in the NeWaterproject. To achieve its objectives the project is structured into six work blocks, and it adopts amanagement structure that allows effective exchange between innovative and cutting edge researchon integrative water management concepts.

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Call for proposal

FP6-2003-GLOBAL-2
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UNIVERSITY OF OSNABRUECK
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Neuer Graben / Schloss
Osnabrueck
Germany

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Participants (38)

ALTERRA BV
Netherlands
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Droevendaalsesteeg 3
Wageningen

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NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL
United Kingdom
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Polaris House, North Star Avenue
Swindon

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CENTRE NATIONAL DU MACHINISME AGRICOLE, DU GÉNIE RURAL DES EAUX ET DES FORÊTS
France
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BP44 Antony

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GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF DENMARK AND GREENLAND
Denmark
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Oester Voldgade 10
Copenhagen K

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HR WALLINGFORD LTD
United Kingdom
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Howbery Park
Wallingford, Oxfordshire

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INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR APPLIED SYSTEMS ANALYSIS
Austria
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Schlossplatz 1
Laxenburg

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YORK UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
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Heslington
York

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TASHKENT INSTITUTE OF IRRIGATION AND MELIORATION
Uzbekistan
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39 Qory Niyoziy Street
Tashkent

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UNIVERSITAET KASSEL
Germany
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Moenchebergstrasse 19
Kassel

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KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
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Oude Markt 13
Leuven

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CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
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College Road, Cranfield
Bedford

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ECOLOGIC- INSTITUTE FOR INTERNATIONAL AND EUROPEAN ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY
Germany
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Pfalzburgerstr. 43-44
N/A Berlin

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FONDAZIONE ENI ENRICO MATTEI
Italy
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Corso Magenta 63
N/A Milan

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MAASTRICHT UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
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Minderbroederstraat 4-6
616 Maastricht

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INSTITUTE OF HYDRODYNAMICS, ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC
Czechia
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Pod Patankou 30/5
Prague 6

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INSTITUTE OF NATURAL RESOURCES
South Africa
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67 St Patricks Road
X01 Pietermartizburg

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NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL
Italy
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P-le Aldo Moro, 7
Roma

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INSTITUTO DE SOLDADURA E QUALIDADE
Portugal
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Av. Prof. Dr. Cavaco Silva, 33 Taguspark - Oeiras
012 Porto Salvo

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IUCN - INTERNATIONAL UNION FOR THE CONSERVATION OF NATURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES
Switzerland
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Rue Mauverney 28
Gland

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MANCHESTER METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
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All Saints Building, Oxford Road
Manchester

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MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FÖRDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN E.V.
Germany
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Hofgartenstrasse 8
München

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NATIONAL SCIENTIFIC CENTRE FOR MEDICAL AND BIOTECHNICAL RESEARCH/NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF UKRAINE
Ukraine
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Volodymyrska Str. 54
Kiev

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POTSDAM INSTITUTE FOR CLIMATE IMPACT RESEARCH
Germany
Address
Telegrafenberg A31
60 12 03 Potsdam

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TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
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Delft

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MINISTERIE VAN VERKEER EN WATERSTAAT - RIJKSWATERSTAAT WATERDIENST (CENTER FOR WATER MANAGEMENT)
Netherlands
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Zuiderwagenplein 2
Lelystad

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SEECON DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
Germany
Address
Westerbreite 7
Osnabrueck

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VYZKUMNY USTAV VODOHOSPODARSKY T.G. MASARYKA (T.G. MASARYK WATER RESEARCH INSTITUTE)
Czechia
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Podbabska 30
Prague 6

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UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID
Spain
Address
Avda. Complutense S/n. Ciudad Universitaria.
Madrid

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UFZ - UMWELTFORSCHUNGSZENTRUM LEIPZIG-HALLE GMBH
Germany
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Permoserstraße 15
Leipzig

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UMEAA UNIVERSITY
Sweden
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Umeaa

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UNIVERSITY OF EXETER
United Kingdom
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Northcote House, The Queen's Drive'
Exeter

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UNIVERSIDAD POLITÉCNICA DE MADRID
Spain
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Avenida Ramiro De Maeztu, 7
Madrid

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UNIVERSITY OF TWENTE
Netherlands
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Drienerlolaan 5
217 Enschede

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VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT AMSTERDAM - INSTITUTE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
Netherlands
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De Boelelaan 1087
Amsterdam

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WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
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Droevedaalsesteeg 3
Wageningen

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RHEINISCHE FRIEDRICH-WILHELMS-UNIVERSITÄT
Germany
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Regina-pacis-weg 3
n/a Bonn

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THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
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University Offices, Wellington Square
Oxford

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INSTITUTO GEOLOGICO Y MINERO DE ESPANA
Spain
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Ríos Rosas 23
Madrid

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