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Water resource strategies and drought alleviation in Western Balkan agriculture

Objective

4 EU and 3 WB partners will provide strategies for managing water resources for WB by combining modern technologies from a river basin through to single plant, taking account of environmental, socio-economic and health implications, studying: -river flo w, evaporation, rainfall patterns, runoff, water availability, using geographical information systems to categorise 3 areas, -water quality and nutrient use in relation to eutrophication, microbiological hazards and ecotoxicology on the farm, -micrometeor ological studies to monitor, model and predict water/nutrient use in the field, -irrigation techniques for improving plant/crop WUE, -the commerciality of quinoa, -socio-economic parameters analysing different management strategies and implications for irr igation, reducing crop water demands, and an alternative crop. A Land-Water-Economic Information System will be created and applied to 3 river basins to represent local and regional water sources, sources of contaminated runoff, agricultural water use, a nd likely impacts of farmer uptake of new water use/treatment technology. Modelling results and trials on water/nutrient use with a various crops will be tested on local farms. Workpackages are Water quantity, Water quality, Crop water use, Socio-economi cs and Dissemination. The project will deliver procedures for strategic water management, models of water/nutrient use, irrigation methods, confidence in GIS construction/usage, and outreach of modelling resources for WB.

Call for proposal

FP6-2002-INCO-WBC-1
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Funding Scheme

STREP - Specific Targeted Research Project

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF COPENHAGEN
Address
Norregade 10
Copenhagen K
Denmark

Participants (6)

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
United Kingdom
Address
6 Kensington Terrace
Newcastle Upon Tyne
UNIVERSITY OF LANCASTER
United Kingdom
Address
Bailrigg
Lancaster
FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE, UNIVERSITY OF BELGRADE
Address
Nemanjina 6
Belgrade-zemun
FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE, UNIVERSITY SS. CYRIL AND METHODIUS
Address
Blvd. Aleksander Makedonski Bb
Skopje
INSTITUTE FOR WATER RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT "JAROSLAV CERNI" AD
Address
Ul. Jaroslava Cernog 80
Pinosava
INSTITUTO DE TECNOLOGIA QUÍMICA E BIOLÓGICA (UNIVERSIDADE NOVA DE LISBOA)
Portugal
Address
Av. Republica, Apt. 127
Oeiras