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

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.

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Coordinator

UNIVERSITAET HANNOVER

Address

Am Kleinen Felde 1
30167 Hannover

Germany

Administrative Contact

Henning HOWIND (Regierungsoberamtsra)

Participants (15)

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CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE

France

COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES

Italy

CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Spain

HELLENIC CENTRE FOR MARINE RESEARCH

Greece

HYDROCONTROL - RESEARCH AND TRAINING CENTRE

Italy

INSTITUT DE RECHERCHE POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT

France

INSTITUTE OF MARINE RESEARCH

Portugal

NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF ITALY

Italy

NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL

United Kingdom

SWISS FEDERAL INSTITUTE OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Switzerland

TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF CRETE

Greece

UNIVERSITAET DUISBURG-ESSEN

Germany

UNIVERSITE DE MONTPELLIER II - SCIENCES ET TECHNIQUES DU LANGUEDOC

France

UNIVERSITY OF ARCHITECTURE, CIVIL ENGINEERING AND GEODESY

Bulgaria

UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS.

United Kingdom

Project information

Grant agreement ID: EVK1-CT-2002-00112

  • Start date

    1 November 2002

  • End date

    30 April 2006

Funded under:

FP5-EESD

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 697 162

  • EU contribution

    € 3 071 421

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITAET HANNOVER

Germany

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