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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.

Call for proposal

FP6-2003-GLOBAL-2
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF OSNABRUECK
Address
Neuer Graben / Schloss
Osnabrueck
Germany

Participants (38)

ALTERRA BV
Netherlands
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 3
Wageningen
NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL
United Kingdom
Address
Polaris House, North Star Avenue
Swindon
CENTRE NATIONAL DU MACHINISME AGRICOLE, DU GÉNIE RURAL DES EAUX ET DES FORÊTS
France
Address

BP44 Antony
GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF DENMARK AND GREENLAND
Denmark
Address
Oester Voldgade 10
Copenhagen K
HR WALLINGFORD LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Howbery Park
Wallingford, Oxfordshire
INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR APPLIED SYSTEMS ANALYSIS
Austria
Address
Schlossplatz 1
Laxenburg
YORK UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Address
Heslington
York
TASHKENT INSTITUTE OF IRRIGATION AND MELIORATION
Uzbekistan
Address
39 Qory Niyoziy Street
Tashkent
UNIVERSITAET KASSEL
Germany
Address
Moenchebergstrasse 19
Kassel
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
Address
Oude Markt 13
Leuven
CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Address
College Road, Cranfield
Bedford
ECOLOGIC- INSTITUTE FOR INTERNATIONAL AND EUROPEAN ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY
Germany
Address
Pfalzburgerstr. 43-44
N/A Berlin
FONDAZIONE ENI ENRICO MATTEI
Italy
Address
Corso Magenta 63
N/A Milan
MAASTRICHT UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
Address
Minderbroederstraat 4-6
616 Maastricht
INSTITUTE OF HYDRODYNAMICS, ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC
Czechia
Address
Pod Patankou 30/5
Prague 6
INSTITUTE OF NATURAL RESOURCES
South Africa
Address
67 St Patricks Road
X01 Pietermartizburg
NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL
Italy
Address
P-le Aldo Moro, 7
Roma
INSTITUTO DE SOLDADURA E QUALIDADE
Portugal
Address
Av. Prof. Dr. Cavaco Silva, 33 Taguspark - Oeiras
012 Porto Salvo
IUCN - INTERNATIONAL UNION FOR THE CONSERVATION OF NATURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES
Switzerland
Address
Rue Mauverney 28
Gland
MANCHESTER METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Address
All Saints Building, Oxford Road
Manchester
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FÖRDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN E.V.
Germany
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
München
NATIONAL SCIENTIFIC CENTRE FOR MEDICAL AND BIOTECHNICAL RESEARCH/NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF UKRAINE
Ukraine
Address
Volodymyrska Str. 54
Kiev
POTSDAM INSTITUTE FOR CLIMATE IMPACT RESEARCH
Germany
Address
Telegrafenberg A31
60 12 03 Potsdam
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
MINISTERIE VAN VERKEER EN WATERSTAAT - RIJKSWATERSTAAT WATERDIENST (CENTER FOR WATER MANAGEMENT)
Netherlands
Address
Zuiderwagenplein 2
Lelystad
SEECON DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
Germany
Address
Westerbreite 7
Osnabrueck
VYZKUMNY USTAV VODOHOSPODARSKY T.G. MASARYKA (T.G. MASARYK WATER RESEARCH INSTITUTE)
Czechia
Address
Podbabska 30
Prague 6
UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID
Spain
Address
Avda. Complutense S/n. Ciudad Universitaria.
Madrid
UFZ - UMWELTFORSCHUNGSZENTRUM LEIPZIG-HALLE GMBH
Germany
Address
Permoserstraße 15
Leipzig
UMEAA UNIVERSITY
Sweden
UNIVERSITY OF EXETER
United Kingdom
Address
Northcote House, The Queen's Drive'
Exeter
UNIVERSIDAD POLITÉCNICA DE MADRID
Spain
Address
Avenida Ramiro De Maeztu, 7
Madrid
UNIVERSITY OF TWENTE
Netherlands
Address
Drienerlolaan 5
217 Enschede
VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT AMSTERDAM - INSTITUTE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
Netherlands
Address
De Boelelaan 1087
Amsterdam
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
Address
Droevedaalsesteeg 3
Wageningen
RHEINISCHE FRIEDRICH-WILHELMS-UNIVERSITÄT
Germany
Address
Regina-pacis-weg 3
n/a Bonn
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
Address
University Offices, Wellington Square
Oxford
INSTITUTO GEOLOGICO Y MINERO DE ESPANA
Spain
Address
Ríos Rosas 23
Madrid