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Evaluation and improvement of water quality models for application to temporary waters in southern european catchments

Objective

The aim of the project is to provide advanced tools to significantly improve the efficiency of integrated water management in the Mediterranean and semiarid river catchments. There are major problems in the application of existing water quality models during periods without runoff and the extreme first flush effects at the beginning of the rain period. The dynamic process in sediments during the period of no Surface runoff and the interaction of re-suspended matter and water quality is often not considered. It is proposed that selected models will be improved by development of new hydrological and sediment modules. They will be tested in a rigorous experimental catchment framework, at various Mediterranean case study sites at the sub-basin scale. Experience of data needs and model application, through close interaction to a range of end-users, will be used to prepare guidelines for the operational use of models and adapted management strategies.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAET HANNOVER
Address
Am Kleinen Felde 1
30167 Hannover
Germany

Participants (15)

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
Place Eugfne Bataillon, Maison Des Sciences De L'e
34095 Montpellier
COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES
Italy
Address
Via Enrico Fermi 1
21020 Ispra
CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
Address
S/n,lluis Solt Sabaris S/n
08028 Barcelona
HELLENIC CENTRE FOR MARINE RESEARCH
Greece
Address
46,7 Km Athens-sounion Avenue
19013 Anavyssos
HYDROCONTROL - RESEARCH AND TRAINING CENTRE
Italy
Address
Strada N. 52, Localita Poggio Dei Pini
09012 Capoterra
INSTITUT DE RECHERCHE POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT
France
Address
Place Eugfne Bataillon, Maison Des Sciences De L'e
34095 Montpellier
INSTITUTE OF MARINE RESEARCH
Portugal
Address
Av. Rovisco Pais 1
1049-001 Lisboa
NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF ITALY
Italy
Address
Via Reno 1
00198 Roma
NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL
United Kingdom
Address
Maclean Building, Crowmarsh Gifford
OX10 8BB Wallingford
SWISS FEDERAL INSTITUTE OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Switzerland
Address
133,Ueberlandstrasse 133
8600 Duebendorf
TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF CRETE
Greece
Address
Politechneioupolis
73100 Chania
UNIVERSITAET DUISBURG-ESSEN
Germany
Address
Universitaetstrasse 2
45117 Essen
UNIVERSITE DE MONTPELLIER II - SCIENCES ET TECHNIQUES DU LANGUEDOC
France
Address
Place Eugfne Bataillon Cc 24, Maison Des Sciences
34095 Montpellier
UNIVERSITY OF ARCHITECTURE, CIVIL ENGINEERING AND GEODESY
Bulgaria
Address
Christo Smirnenski Boulevard 1
1421 Sofia
UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS.
United Kingdom
Address
Woodhouse Lane
Leeds