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Inventive forecasting tools for adapting water quality management to a new climate

Objective

Long-term climate change, extreme events, and seasonal variations in weather have profound impacts on water quality of rivers, lakes, and reservoirs. This implies a pressing need for tools anticipating the impacts of these environmental changes, and enabling effective water management that safeguards the ecosystem goods and services freshwaters provide. The increasing availability of new meteorological data products and advances in modelling tools now mean that it is possible for the first time to produce reliable forecasts for lake and river water quality on a regional and global scale, an unexploited potential in the water sector. Water managers will therefore profit from the education of a new generation of interdisciplinary trained professionals able to bridge fields such as data science, climate, hydrology, and freshwater ecology, who at the same time develop the necessary skills to translate knowledge and technical novelties into products useful for managers, policy-makers, and the general public. The primary objective of inventWater is to organize a platform providing cutting edge cross disciplinary education of tomorrow's water experts. The core activity is the training program, focused on the development and real-world application of inventive water quality forecasting tools across a range of time-scales, to support fast and reliable decision making as well as long-term adaptation policies. inventWater will bring water quality forecasting to the forefront of the scientific disciplines supporting water managers and policy-makers to design measures for adaptation to a new climate. The composition of the network and the multidisciplinary of the PhD projects will make tools developed by inventWater fellows applicable to a wide range of pressing water quality issues, from local adaptation to increases of climatic extreme events, to supporting adaptation strategies to climate change and achievement of UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/water management
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2020
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Coordinator

FUNDACIO INSTITUT CATALA DE RECERCA DE L'AIGUA
Address
Calle Emili Grahit Edifici H20 101
17003 Girona
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 501 809,76

Participants (9)

AARHUS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 297 522
Address
Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
DUNDALK INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 274 684,32
Address
Dublin Road
A91 Dundalk
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR UMWELTFORSCHUNG GMBH - UFZ
Germany
EU contribution
€ 505 576,80
Address
Permoserstrasse 15
04318 Leipzig
Activity type
Other
INTERNATIONALES INSTITUT FUER ANGEWANDTE SYSTEMANALYSE
Austria
EU contribution
€ 264 207,24
Address
Schlossplatz 1
2361 Laxenburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
RUHR-UNIVERSITAET BOCHUM
Germany
EU contribution
€ 252 788,40
Address
Universitaetsstrasse 150
44801 Bochum
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY OF STIRLING
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 606 345,12
Address
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FK9 4LA Stirling
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT BRUSSEL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 512 640
Address
Pleinlaan 2
1050 Brussel
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 531 239,76
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 274 684,32
Address
Western Road
T12 YN60 Cork
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments