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Effects of climate change variability in water availability and water management practices in western mediterranean.

Objective

The main objective of the CLIMED project is to provide information on the foreseeable climatic changes in the Western Mediterranean. through a multiple approach which includes field hydrological databases, together with statistical models and physically based models, performing an evaluation on how fresh water resources will vary. The project address esevapotranspiration of different land uses, by measuring catchments runoff at small catchments, and performs up scaling through statistical methods directed to the analysis of extreme events, through the use of LISEM model. CLIMED has unimportant socio-economic dimension, which relates the socio-economic data with the information provided by the climate and hydrological stages, in order to produce, for the selected river catchments, an assessment of the impacts of changes on water availability. Another Clime's major goal is to build a conceptual model based on integrated management methodologies, defining guidelines to support decision-making processes and strategic paining for water resources, as wellas defining policy recommendations based on combined top-down and bottom-up approaches.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF AVEIRO
Address
Campus De Santiago
3810-193 Aveiro/eixo
Portugal

Participants (3)

ALTERRA B.V.
Netherlands
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 3
6700 AA Wageningen
INSTITUT NATIONAL AGRONOMIQUE DE TUNISIE
Tunisia
Address
Avenue Charles Nicolle 43
1082 Tunis Mahrajene (Cite El)
UNIVERSITE MOHAMMED V
Morocco
Address

10100 Rabat / Agdal