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Water and global Change

Objective

The Integrated Project (WATCH) which will bring together the hydrological, water resources and climate communities to analyse, quantify and predict the components of the current and future global water cycles and related water resources states, evaluate their uncertainties and clarify the overall vulnerability of global water resources related to the main societal and economic sectors. WATCH project will:
- analyse and describe the current global water cycle, especially causal chains leading to observable changes in extremes (droughts and floods)
- evaluate how the global water cycle and its extremes respond to future drivers of global change (including greenhouse gas release and land cover change)
- evaluate feedbacks in the coupled system as they affect the global water cycle
- evaluate the uncertainties in the predictions of coupled climate-hydrological- land-use models using a combination of model ensembles and observations
- develop an enhanced (modelling) framework to assess the future vulnerability of water as a resource, and in relation to water/climate related vulnerabilities and risks of the major water related sectors, such as agriculture, nature and utilities (energy, industry and drinking water sector)
- provide comprehensive quantitative and qualitative assessments and predictions of the vulnerability of the water resources and water-/climate-related vulnerabilities and risks for the 21st century
- collaborate intensively with the key leading research groups on water cycle and water resources in USA and Japan
- collaborate intensively in dissemination of its scientific results with major research programmes worldwide (WCRP, IGBP)
- collaborate intensively in dissemination of its practical and applied results with major water resources and water management platforms and professional organisations worldwide (WWC, IWA) and at a scale of 5 selected river basins in Europe

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/hydrology
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/natural resource management/water management
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/water treatment processes/drinking water treatment processes

Call for proposal

FP6-2005-GLOBAL-4
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Funding Scheme

IP - Integrated Project

Coordinator

NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL.
Address
Polaris House, North Star Avenue
Swindon
United Kingdom

Participants (24)

WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITEIT
Netherlands
Address
Costerweg 50
Postbus 9101 Wageningen
VERENIGING VOOR CHRISTELIJK HOGER ONDERWIJS, WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK EN PATIENTENZORG
Netherlands
Address
De Boelelaaan 1085
Amsterdam
DANMARKS METEOROLOGISKE INSTITUT.
Denmark
Address
Lyngbyvej 100
Kobenhavn
CENTRE NATIONAL DU MACHINISME AGRICOLE, DU GENIE RURAL, DES EAUX ET DES FORETS
France
Address
Parc De Tourvoie
Antony
JOHANN WOLFGANG GOETHE UNIVERSITAET FRANKFURT AM MAIN
Germany
Address
Senckenberganlage 31
Frankfurt Am Main
THE ABDUS SALAM INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR THEORETICAL PHYSICS
Italy
Address
Strada Costiera, 11
Trieste
MET OFFICE
United Kingdom
Address
Fitzroy Road
Exeter
MAX PLANCK GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN E.V.
Germany
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
Muenchen
ZAKLADU BADAN SRODOWISKA ROLNICZEGO I LESNEGO POLSKEIJ AKADEEMII NAUK
Poland
Address
Bukowska 19
Poznan
POTSDAM INSTITUT FUER KLIMAFOLGENFORSCHUNG
Germany
Address
Telegrafenberg A 31
Potsdam
TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF CRETE
Greece
Address
Agiou Markou Street
Chania, Crete
UNIVERSITETET I OSLO
Norway
Address
Problemveien 5-7
Oslo
UNIVERSITAT DE VALÈNCIA
Spain
Address
Avd. Blasco Ibanez, 13
Valencia
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTER AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
Address
University Offices, Wellington Square
Oxford
INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR APPLIED SYSTEM ANALYSIS - IIASA
Austria
Address
Schlossplatz 1
Laxenburg
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
3, Rue Michel-ange
Paris
FUNDACAO DA FACULDADE DE CIENCIAS DA UNIVERSIDADE DE LISBOA
Portugal
Address
Campo Grande, Edificio C7, 1 Piso
Lisboa
UNIVERZITA KOMENSKEHO V BRATISLAVE
Slovakia
Address
Safarikovo Nam. 6
Bratislava
CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
Address
Serrano 117
Madrid
UNIVERSITAET KASSEL
Germany
Address
Moenchebergstrasse 19
Kassel
KWR WATER BV
Netherlands
Address
Groningenhaven 7
Niewegein
OBSERVATOIRE DE PARIS
France
Address
61, Avenue De L'observatoire'
Paris
VYZKUMNY USTAV VODOHOSPODARSKY T.G. MASARYKA
Czechia
Address
Podbabska 30
Praha 6
NOREGS VASSDRAGS- OG ENERGIDIREKTORAT
Norway
Address
Middelthuns Gate 29
Oslo