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Knowledge Inventory for hydrogeology research

Objective

Practical and scientific knowledge related to hydrogeology research and innovation are scattered amongst various actors in Europe. The overall objective of KINDRA is to create an inventory of this knowledge-base and then use the inventory to identify critical research challenges in line with the implementation of the WFD and new innovation areas within integrated water resources management based on the latest research.

Project objectives:

1. Create a uniform EU-harmonised categorisation approach / terminology for reporting groundwater research (a Hydrogeological Research Classification System – HRC-SYS). Since such uniform classification does not exist at the moment, ongoing research activities, national/European hydrogeological research activities, agendas and strategies are difficult to report and even more difficult to compare.
2. Carry out EU-wide assessment of existing practical and scientific knowledge (using the developed HRC-SYS) focusing on EU, national, regional, international and EU-third party scientific activities. This assessment will be implemented with the help of the national members of EFG.
3. Create a European Inventory of Groundwater Research and Innovation (EIGR). This register will be supported by a web-service that will be searchable by selected key-words and will support users with query functions for statistics, diagrams, and others concise data elaboration.
4. Use the data in the register and the developed analytical tools (qualitative/quantitative) to assess the performance of key ongoing EU, national, regional, international and EU-third party hydrogeological scientific and innovation activities and results.
5. Compare the results with existing recommendations and position papers on groundwater related research requirements.
6. Define research gaps and corresponding suggestions for research agendas in line with WFD, and WssTP recommendations.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/hydrology/hydrogeology
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/hydrology

Call for proposal

H2020-WATER-2014-one-stage
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
00185 Roma
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 221 500

Participants (5)

FEDERATION EUROPEENNE DES GEOLOGUES
France
EU contribution
€ 371 831,81
Address
77 Rue Claude Bernard
75005 Paris
Activity type
Other
AGENCIA DE MEDIO AMBIENTE Y AGUA DE ANDALUCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 143 462,50
Address
Calle Johann G Gutenberg 1 Isla De La Cartuja
41092 Sevilla
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
LA PALMA RESEARCH CENTRE FOR FUTURE STUDIES SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 129 125
Address
Calle El Castillo El Fronton 37
38787 Santa Cruz De La Palma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MISKOLCI EGYETEM
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 79 500
Address
Egyetemvaros
3515 Miskolc
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 163 250
Address
Oster Voldgade 10
1350 Kobenhavn K
Activity type
Other