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IMproving PRedictions and management of hydrological EXtremes

Objective

IMproving PRedictions and management of hydrological EXtremes

For a better anticipation on future high impact hydrological extremes disrupting safety of citizens, agricultural production, transportation, energy production and urban water supply, and overall economic productivity, prediction and foresighting capabilities and their intake in these strategic sectors need to be improved. IMPREX will improve forecast skill of meteorological and hydrological extremes in Europe and their impacts, by applying dynamic model ensembles, process studies, new data assimilation techniques and high resolution modeling. Novel climate change impact assessment concepts will focus at increasing the realism of relevant events by specific high resolution regional downscaling, explore compounding trans-sectoral and trans-regional risks, and design new risk management paradigms. These developments are demonstrated in impact surveys for strategic economic sectors in a set of case studies in which local stakeholders, public organizations and SMEs are involved. A pan-European assessment of risk management and adaptation strategies is applied, minimizing risk transfer from one sector or region to another. As a key outreach product, a periodic hydrological risk outlook for Europe is produced, incorporating the dynamic evolution of hydro-climatic and socio-economic processes. The project outreach maximizes the legacy impact of the surveys, aimed at European public stakeholder and business networks, including user-friendly assessment summaries, and training material.

The project responds to the call by targeting the quality of short-to-medium hydro-meteorological predictions, enhancing the reliability of future climate projections, apply this information to strategic sectoral and pan-European surveys at different scales, and evaluate and adapt current risk management strategies. With its integrative approach, IMPREX will link current management decisions and actions with an emergent future.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/crisis management
  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/production economics/productivity

Call for proposal

H2020-WATER-2014-two-stage
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

KONINKLIJK NEDERLANDS METEOROLOGISCH INSTITUUT-KNMI
Address
Utrechtseweg 297
3731 GA De Bilt
Netherlands
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 788 750

Participants (22)

EUROPEAN CENTRE FOR MEDIUM-RANGE WEATHER FORECASTS
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 726 570
Address
Shinfield Park
RG2 9AX Reading
Activity type
Research Organisations
SVERIGES METEOROLOGISKA OCH HYDROLOGISKA INSTITUT
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 666 000
Address
Folkborgsvaegen 1
601 76 Norrkoeping
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 319 382,50
Address
147 Rue De L'universite
75007 Paris Cedex 07
Activity type
Research Organisations
POTSDAM INSTITUT FUER KLIMAFOLGENFORSCHUNG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 177 875
Address
Telegrafenberg 31
14473 Potsdam
Activity type
Research Organisations
ARCTIK SRL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 230 975,50
Address
Avenue De Broqueville 12 - 1St Floor
1150 Woluwe-saint-pierre
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BARCELONA SUPERCOMPUTING CENTER - CENTRO NACIONAL DE SUPERCOMPUTACION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 240 000
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
MET OFFICE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 534 193,75
Address
Fitzroy Road
EX1 3PB Exeter
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
POLYTECHNEIO KRITIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 181 875
Address
Building E4, Technical University Campus Counoupidiana
731 00 Chania
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY OF READING
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 311 836,25
Address
Whiteknights Campus Whiteknights House
RG6 6AH Reading
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM GEESTHACHT ZENTRUM FUR MATERIAL- UND KUSTENFORSCHUNGGMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 361 193,75
Address
Max Planck Strasse 1
21502 Geesthacht
Activity type
Research Organisations
STICHTING DELTARES
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 458 162,50
Address
Boussinesqweg 1
2629 HV Delft
Activity type
Research Organisations
STICHTING VU
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 364 500
Address
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ADELPHI RESEARCH GEMEINNUTZIGE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 197 125
Address
Alt-moabit 91
10559 Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
HKV LIJN IN WATER BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 309 897,50
Address
Botter 11 29
8232 JN Lelystad
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FUTUREWATER SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 406 250
Address
Calle Azucena 23
30205 Cartagena
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CETAQUA, CENTRO TECNOLOGICO DEL AGUA, FUNDACION PRIVADA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 239 735
Address
Carretera D'esplugues 75 Local 1-2
08940 Cornella De Llobregat Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 325 826,25
Address
Camino De Vera Sn Edificio 3A
46022 Valencia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 253 250
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Centro Internazionale in Monitoraggio Ambientale - Fondazione CIMA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 220 500
Address
Via A. Magliotto 2
17100 Savona
Activity type
Research Organisations
HELMHOLTZ ZENTRUM POTSDAM DEUTSCHESGEOFORSCHUNGSZENTRUM GFZ
Germany
EU contribution
€ 215 875
Address
Telegrafenberg 17
14473 Potsdam
Activity type
Research Organisations
Bundesanstalt fuer Gewaesserkunde
Germany
EU contribution
€ 357 075
Address
Am Mainzer Tor 1
56068 Koblenz
Activity type
Research Organisations
STICHTING WATER FOOTPRINT NETWORK

Participation ended

Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 110 000
Address
Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede
Activity type
Other