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Towards a European-wide exchange Network for integrating research efforts on Integrated Water Resources Management

Towards a European-wide exchange Network for integrating research efforts on Integrated Water Resources Management

Objective

Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) is among todays core environmental policies in all European countries when transposing the Water Framework Directive - WFD. An analysis of 60 research programmes (ERA-Net SSA n° 003223), carried out in 13 EU countries, shows that, since 2000, transposing the Directive has considerably changed the content of national or regional government-funded research programmes. Identifying IWRM issues / research needs in the short and long term, improving social understanding about research, promoting interdisciplinary research works, constitute some of the main working axes of IWRM.Net network, in order to help the programme managers to enhance their practices The 17 partners, from 16 European MS, agree on a shared Vision of what should be IWRM.Net by 2010 : 1.THE source for knowledge about IWRM-research being undertaken in Europe, with a focus on the WFD 2.A forum for prospective and co-ordination of research needs and programmes on related issues in different countries, including accession states and EU neighbours 3.The facilitator between research and water policy makers and managers to bridge the communication gap 4.A facilitator for bringing together researchers and funders from different countries to work on joint projects 5.A forum for exchanging best practices on administrating research programmes across Europe Activities will include a Knowledge Management tool (WP1), analysis of research needs (short-term WP2 and long-term WP3), development of joint and trans-national activities (WP4), intensive linking with related initiatives and actors (WP5), and dissemination of outcomes to the stakeholders (WP6). The duration of the project is 5 years ; workshops will be organised for production, and 3 conferences will be scheduled for dissemination of results to potential users. The partnership will be open to new programme managers after 3 years. Stakeholders will be closely associated to the works of the network.

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Coordinator

OFFICE INTERNATIONAL DE L'EAU

Address

Rue De Madrid 21
Paris

France

Administrative Contact

Natacha AMORSI (Ms)

Participants (16)

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KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FÜR TECHNOLOGIE

Germany

UMWELTBUNDESAMT (FEDERAL ENVIRONMENT AGENCY, AUSTRIA)

Austria

SCOTLAND AND NORTHERN IRELAND FORUM FOR ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH

United Kingdom

MINISTERE DE L'ECOLOGIE, DE L'ENERGIE, DU DÉVELOPPEMENT DURABLE, DES TRANSPORTS ET DU LOGEMENT

France

MINISTERIE VAN VERKEER EN WATERSTAAT

Netherlands

THE ENVIRONMENT AGENCY OF ENGLAND AND WALES

United Kingdom

UNIVERSITÉ DE LIEGE

Belgium

SUOMEN YMPARISTOKESKUS (FINNISH ENVIRONMENT INSTITUTE)

Finland

NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS

Greece

VÍZÜGYI ÉS KÖRNYEZETVÉDELMI KÖZPONTI IGAZGATÓSÁG (CENTRAL DIRECTORATE FOR WATER AND ENVIRONMENT)

Hungary

LATVIAN COUNCIL OF SCIENCE

Latvia

FUNDAÇAO PARA A CIENCA E TECNOLOGIA

Portugal

MINISTERUL MEDIULUI SI DEZVOLTARII DURABILE

Romania

SWEDISH ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

Sweden

MINISTERIO DE CIENCA E INNOVACIÒN

Spain

ASSOCIATION POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT DE L'ENSEIGNEMENT ET DES RECHERCHES AUPRES DES UNIVERSITÉS, DES CENTRES DE RECHERCHE ET DES ENTREPRISES D'AQUITAINE

France

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 26025

  • Start date

    1 January 2006

  • End date

    31 December 2010

Funded under:

FP6-COORDINATION

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 000 002

  • EU contribution

    € 2 808 001

Coordinated by:

OFFICE INTERNATIONAL DE L'EAU

France