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Mitigation of Water Stress through new Approaches to Integrating Management, Technical, Economic and Institutional Instruments

Objective

Water stress is a global problem with far-reaching economic and social implications.

The mitigation of water stress at regional scale depends not just on technological innovations, but also on the development of new integrated water management tools and decision-making practices.

The AquaStress IP delivers enhanced interdisciplinary methodologies enabling actors at different levels of involvement and at different stages of the planning process to mitigate water stress problems. This IP draws on both academic and practitioner skills to generate knowledge in technological, operational management, policy, socio-economic, and environmental domains. Contributions come from 36 renowned organizations from 17 Countries, including 6 SMEs.

The IP will generate scientific innovations to improve the understanding of water stress from an integrated multisectoral perspective to support:
-diagnosis and characterisation of sources and causes of water stress
-assessment of the effectiveness of water stress management measures and development of new tailored options
-development of supporting methods and tools to evaluate different mitigation options and their potential interactions
-development and dissemination of guidelines, protocols, and policies - development of a participatory process to implement solutions tailored to environmental, cultural, economic and institutional settings
-identification of barriers to policy mechanism implementation
-continuous involvement of citizens and institutions within a social learning process that promotes new forms of water culture and nurtures long-term change and social adaptivity.

The IP adopts a Case Study stakeholder driven approach and is organised in three phases; (i) characterisation of selected reference sites and relative water stress problems, (ii) collaborative identification of preferred solution options, (iii) testing of solutions according to stakeholder interests and expectations.

Call for proposal

FP6-2003-GLOBAL-2
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Coordinator

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Address
Via Salaria Km 29,300 C.p. 10
Monterotondo Stazione (Roma)
Italy

Participants (36)

UNIVERSITY OF READING
United Kingdom
Address
Whiteknights House Whiteknights Reading
218 Reading
RIJKSINSTITUUT VOOR INTEGRAAL ZOETWATERBEHEER EN AFVALWATERBEHANDELING
Netherlands
Address
Zuiderwagenplein 2
Lelystad
CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Address
College Road, Cranfield
Bedford
UNIVERSITY OF PIRAEUS
Greece
Address
80, Karaoli & Dimitriou Str
Piraeus
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
Address
Gower Street
London
UNIVERSITAET OSNABRUECK
Germany
Address
Neuer Graben/schloss
Osnabrueck
ALTERRA B.V.
Netherlands
Address
Droevedaalsesteeg 3
Wageningen
RHEINISCH - WESTFALISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Germany
Address
Templergraben 55
Aachen
CENTRE NATIONAL DU MACHINISME AGRICOLE, DU GENIE RURAL DES EAUX ET DES FORETS
France
Address
Parc De Tourvoie
BP 44 Antony
NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL
United Kingdom
Address
Maclean Building, Crowmarsh Gifford
Wallingford
GOTTFRIED WILHELM LEIBNIZ UNIVERSITÄT HANNOVER
Germany
Address
Welfengarten 1
Hannover
UNIVERSITY OF EXETER
United Kingdom
Address
The Registrar & Secretary, Northcote House, The Queen's Drive'
Exeter
UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA
Spain
Address
Vicerectorat De Politica Científica, Gran Via De Les Corts Catalanes, 585
Barcelona
SC APA NOVA BUCURESTI SA
Romania
Address
Aristide Demetriad 2
Bucharest
GEONARDO ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGIES LTD
Hungary
Address
Nagytetenyi U 244
Budapest
STICHTING WATERLOOPKUNDIG LABORATORIUM
Netherlands
Address
Rotterdamseweg 185
177 Delft
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK - TNO
Netherlands
Address
Schoemakerstraat 97
6060 Delft
AGENZIA PER LA PROMOZIONE DELLA RICERCA EUROPEA
Italy
Address
Piazza G. Marconi, 25
Roma
NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS
Greece
Address
Heroon Polytechniou 9, Zografou Campus
Athens
ISTITUTO AGRONOMICO MEDITERRANEO DE BARI
Italy
Address
Via Ceglie 9
Valenzano
HYDRODATA SPA
Italy
Address
Via Pomba 23
Torino
CENTRE DE COOPERATION INTERNATIONALE EN RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT
France
Address
42 Rue Scheffer
Paris
INSTITUT DE RECHERCHE POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT
France
Address
213, Rue La Fayette
Paris
HIDROMOD - MODELACAO EM ENGENHARIA LDA
Portugal
Address
Av. Manuel Da Maia, 36, 3º Esq
Lisboa
DHI - INSTITUT FOR VAND OG MILJOE
Denmark
Address
Agern Allé 5
Hoersholm
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITEIT
Netherlands
Address
Costerweg 50
Wageningen
INNOVATION & DEVELOPMENT CONSULTING
Belgium
Address
Avenue Milcamps, 8
Brussels
FACULDADE DE ENGENHARIA DA UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO
Portugal
Address
Rua Dr. Roberto Frias
Porto
HYDROCONTROL - CENTRO DI RICERCA E FORMAZIONE PER IL CONTROLLO DEI SISTEMI IDRICI
Italy
Address
Strada 52 Poggio Dei Pini
Capoterra
POLITECHNIKA KRAKOWSKA
Poland
Address
Warszawska 24
Cracow
UNIVERSITY OF ARCHITECTURE, CIVIL ENGINEERING AND GEODESY
Bulgaria
Address
Christo Smirnensky Blvd, N1
Sofia
AEOLIKI FOUNDATION
Cyprus
Address
41 Themistokli Dervi Str., Off. 705
Nicosia
INSTITUT NATIONAL AGRONOMIQUE DE TUNISIE
Tunisia
Address
43, Avenue Charles Nicolle
Tunis
INSTITUT AGRONOMIQUE ET VETERINAIRE HASSAN II
Morocco
Address
Madinate Al Irfane, Rabat-instituts
6202 Rabat
MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT, PUBLIC WORKS AND WATER MANAGEMENT, RIJKSWATERSTAAT, CENTRE FOR WATER MANAGEMENT
Netherlands
Address
Zuiderwagenplein 2
Lelystad
STICHTING DELTARES
Netherlands
Address
Rotterdamseweg 185
177 Delft