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

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 511231

  • Start date

    1 February 2005

  • End date

    31 January 2009

Funded under:

FP6-SUSTDEV

  • Overall budget:

    € 14 015 072

  • EU contribution

    € 10 300 000

Coordinated by:

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

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.

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

RIJKSINSTITUUT VOOR INTEGRAAL ZOETWATERBEHEER EN AFVALWATERBEHANDELING

Netherlands

CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

UNIVERSITY OF PIRAEUS

Greece

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON

United Kingdom

UNIVERSITAET OSNABRUECK

Germany

ALTERRA B.V.

Netherlands

RHEINISCH - WESTFALISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN

Germany

CENTRE NATIONAL DU MACHINISME AGRICOLE, DU GENIE RURAL DES EAUX ET DES FORETS

France

NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL

United Kingdom

GOTTFRIED WILHELM LEIBNIZ UNIVERSITÄT HANNOVER

Germany

UNIVERSITY OF EXETER

United Kingdom

UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA

Spain

SC APA NOVA BUCURESTI SA

Romania

GEONARDO ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGIES LTD

Hungary

STICHTING WATERLOOPKUNDIG LABORATORIUM

Netherlands

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK - TNO

Netherlands

AGENZIA PER LA PROMOZIONE DELLA RICERCA EUROPEA

Italy

NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS

Greece

ISTITUTO AGRONOMICO MEDITERRANEO DE BARI

Italy

HYDRODATA SPA

Italy

CENTRE DE COOPERATION INTERNATIONALE EN RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT

France

INSTITUT DE RECHERCHE POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT

France

HIDROMOD - MODELACAO EM ENGENHARIA LDA

Portugal

DHI - INSTITUT FOR VAND OG MILJOE

Denmark

WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITEIT

Netherlands

INNOVATION & DEVELOPMENT CONSULTING

Belgium

FACULDADE DE ENGENHARIA DA UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO

Portugal

HYDROCONTROL - CENTRO DI RICERCA E FORMAZIONE PER IL CONTROLLO DEI SISTEMI IDRICI

Italy

POLITECHNIKA KRAKOWSKA

Poland

UNIVERSITY OF ARCHITECTURE, CIVIL ENGINEERING AND GEODESY

Bulgaria

AEOLIKI FOUNDATION

Cyprus

INSTITUT NATIONAL AGRONOMIQUE DE TUNISIE

Tunisia

INSTITUT AGRONOMIQUE ET VETERINAIRE HASSAN II

Morocco

MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT, PUBLIC WORKS AND WATER MANAGEMENT, RIJKSWATERSTAAT, CENTRE FOR WATER MANAGEMENT

Netherlands

STICHTING DELTARES

Netherlands

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 511231

  • Start date

    1 February 2005

  • End date

    31 January 2009

Funded under:

FP6-SUSTDEV

  • Overall budget:

    € 14 015 072

  • EU contribution

    € 10 300 000

Coordinated by:

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy