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Sustainable Water ActioN: building research links between EU and US

Objective

The project promises to strengthen European research capacity in the USA, promote competitiveness of European research and industry while informing and involving policy-makers and the general public.

Opening the UMI to European partners responds to the need for 21st Century interdisciplinary and multiregional collaboration regarding water sustainability. We have exhausted the 20th century paradigm of technocratic or institutional solutions and are compelled to apply multi-faceted approaches that combine physical, natural, and social sciences, along with governance perspectives.

This extension of the UMI broadens its current activities from a bi-national focus to one that incorporates ideas, disciplines and methods from Europe. By connecting the UMI with Europe, scientific cooperation will enhance ongoing activities, bring new projects, establish a foundation for future collaboration in the framwork of a EU/USA Sustainable Water Centre (SWC). A Feasibility Study will fully explore how the UMI will achieve this major institutional step.

To optimise the cooperation among partners, three major transverse themes will structure the work plan: Climate change and uncertainty, Risks and vulnerabilities and Participation. Work Packages are: 1)Water resources sustainability, 2) EU/USA issues in water governance, 3) Water demand and sustainability, 4) Urban water: EU/USA common models 5) Feasibility Study, 6) Management Strategy; 7) Dissemination/communication.

Call for proposal

FP7-INCO-2011-7
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Coordinator

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
France
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 535 625
Administrative Contact
Gilles Sentise (Mr.)

Participants (5)

ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS
United States
EU contribution
€ 405 075
Address
660 S Mill Avenue Centerpoint 312
85281 Tempe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sherry L. Esham (Prof.)
UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST OF ENGLAND, BRISTOL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 287 134
Address
Frenchay Campus, Coldharbour Lane
BS16 1QY Bristol
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nadia Withers (Ms.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE SEVILLA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 305 183
Address
Calle S. Fernando 4
41004 Sevilla
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Margarita Martínez-Pais Loscertales (Ms.)
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF GEOPHYSICS GEODESY AND GEOGRAPHY - BULGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 189 753
Address
Ul. Acad G Bonchev Bl 3
1113 Sofia
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Antonia Stoynova (Ms.)
UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL, SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATION -UNESCO
France
EU contribution
€ 276 432
Address
Place De Fontenoy 7
75352 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Mishka Stuip (Ms.)