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A Regional Model for Integrated Water Management in Twinned River Basins

Objective

The project "RIVERTWIN" aims in adjusting, testing and implementing an integrated regional model for the strategic planning of water resources management in twinned river basins under contrasting ecological, social and economic conditions. The regional model will take into account the impacts of demographic trends, economic and technological development, the effects of global climate and land use changes on the availability and quality of water bodies in humid temperate, sub humid tropical as well as semiarid regions. The existing integration framework will be first tested in a European river basin with high data availability and data density. The project team and river basin organisations in two river basins in Westafricaand Uzbekistan will jointly test the Transferability of the model to other regions with different economic level, ecological standards and with low data availability. Here, the problem of adequate human resources and the uncertainties of input data for the implementation of computer based decision support tools will be addressed. Capacity building through training of end users supports the transfer of the research results into application. In cooperation with stakeholders and potential users integrated scenarios of economic growth, land use and climate change will be developed and the model will be used to assess the implications for water management under the respective scenario assumptions. The twinning of river basins will promote mutual transfer of know-how and technology between European and Third countries. Based on the results, river basin management plans cane prepared.
Through its holistic basin wide approach, the project contributes to the EU water directive, the Millennium Goals defined by the WSSD and the EU water initiative for Africa and Newly Independent States.

Call for proposal

FP6-2002-GLOBAL-1
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Funding Scheme

STREP - Specific Targeted Research Project

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAET HOHENHEIM
Address
Schloss 1
Stuttgart
Germany

Participants (10)

ARISTOTELEIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS - ARISTOTLE UNIVERSITY OF THESSALONIKI
Greece
Address
Administration Building, University Campus
Thessaloniki
DIRECTION DE L'HYDRAULIQUE
Benin
Address
Rue Jean Paul Ii
BP 385 Cotonou
INSTITUT NATIONAL DES RECHERCHES AGRICOLES DU BENIN
Benin
Address
Rue Du Petit Palais
PB 884 Cotonou
SCIENTIFIC INFORMATION CENTER OF INTERSTATE WATER COORDINATION COMMISSION OF CENTRAL ASIA
Uzbekistan
Address
B.11, Karasu-4
Tashkent
SJE - SCHNEIDER & JORDE ECOLOGICAL ENGINEERING GMBH
Germany
Address
Viereichenweg 12
Stuttgart
STICHTING ONDERZOEK WERELDVOEDSELVOORZIENING VAN DE VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT
Netherlands
Address
De Boelelaan 1105
Amsterdam
STOCKHOLM ENVIRONMENT INSTITUTE
Sweden
Address
Lilla Nygatan 1
2142 Stockholm
TERRA FUSCA, MAROHN & LANGE GBR
Germany
Address
Wollgrasweg 27
Stuttgart
UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART
Germany
Address
Keplerstrasse 7
Stuttgart
UNIVERSITE D' ABOMEY CALAVI
Benin
Address
To Be Completed.
Cotonou