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IMproving PRedictions and management of hydrological EXtremes

IMproving PRedictions and management of hydrological EXtremes

Objective

IMproving PRedictions and management of hydrological EXtremes

For a better anticipation on future high impact hydrological extremes disrupting safety of citizens, agricultural production, transportation, energy production and urban water supply, and overall economic productivity, prediction and foresighting capabilities and their intake in these strategic sectors need to be improved. IMPREX will improve forecast skill of meteorological and hydrological extremes in Europe and their impacts, by applying dynamic model ensembles, process studies, new data assimilation techniques and high resolution modeling. Novel climate change impact assessment concepts will focus at increasing the realism of relevant events by specific high resolution regional downscaling, explore compounding trans-sectoral and trans-regional risks, and design new risk management paradigms. These developments are demonstrated in impact surveys for strategic economic sectors in a set of case studies in which local stakeholders, public organizations and SMEs are involved. A pan-European assessment of risk management and adaptation strategies is applied, minimizing risk transfer from one sector or region to another. As a key outreach product, a periodic hydrological risk outlook for Europe is produced, incorporating the dynamic evolution of hydro-climatic and socio-economic processes. The project outreach maximizes the legacy impact of the surveys, aimed at European public stakeholder and business networks, including user-friendly assessment summaries, and training material.

The project responds to the call by targeting the quality of short-to-medium hydro-meteorological predictions, enhancing the reliability of future climate projections, apply this information to strategic sectoral and pan-European surveys at different scales, and evaluate and adapt current risk management strategies. With its integrative approach, IMPREX will link current management decisions and actions with an emergent future.
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Coordinator

KONINKLIJK NEDERLANDS METEOROLOGISCH INSTITUUT-KNMI

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Utrechtseweg 297
3731 Ga De Bilt

Netherlands

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 788 750

Participants (22)

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EUROPEAN CENTRE FOR MEDIUM-RANGE WEATHER FORECASTS

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 726 570

SVERIGES METEOROLOGISKA OCH HYDROLOGISKA INSTITUT

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 666 000

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE EN SCIENCES ET TECHNOLOGIES POUR L'ENVIRONNEMENT ET L'AGRICULTURE

France

EU Contribution

€ 319 382,50

POTSDAM INSTITUT FUER KLIMAFOLGENFORSCHUNG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 177 875

ARCTIK SPRL

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 230 975,50

BARCELONA SUPERCOMPUTING CENTER - CENTRO NACIONAL DE SUPERCOMPUTACION

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 240 000

MET OFFICE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 534 193,75

POLYTECHNEIO KRITIS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 181 875

THE UNIVERSITY OF READING

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 311 836,25

HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM GEESTHACHT ZENTRUM FUR MATERIAL- UND KUSTENFORSCHUNG GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 361 193,75

STICHTING DELTARES

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 458 162,50

STICHTING VU

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 364 500

ADELPHI RESEARCH GEMEINNUTZIGE GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 197 125

HKV LIJN IN WATER BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 309 897,50

FUTUREWATER SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 406 250

CETAQUA, CENTRO TECNOLOGICO DEL AGUA, FUNDACION PRIVADA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 239 735

UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 325 826,25

POLITECNICO DI MILANO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 253 250

Centro Internazionale in Monitoraggio Ambientale - Fondazione CIMA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 220 500

HELMHOLTZ ZENTRUM POTSDAM DEUTSCHESGEOFORSCHUNGSZENTRUM GFZ

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 215 875

Bundesanstalt fuer Gewaesserkunde

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 357 075

STICHTING WATER FOOTPRINT NETWORK

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 110 000

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 641811

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 October 2015

  • End date

    30 September 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.5.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 7 996 848

  • EU contribution

    € 7 996 848

Coordinated by:

KONINKLIJK NEDERLANDS METEOROLOGISCH INSTITUUT-KNMI

Netherlands