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Twinning European and South Asian river basins to enhance capacity and implement adaptive integrated water ressources management approaches

Objective

BRAHMATWINN will enhance capacity to carry out a harmonised integrated water resources management (IWRM) approach as addressed by the European Water Initiative (EWI) in headwater river systems of alpine mountain massifs already impacted from climate change, and to establish transfer of professional IWRM expertise, approaches and tools based on case studies carried out in twinning European and Asian river basins. With altogether eleven work packages (WP) the project addresses all important IWRM issues in a balanced way, including conflict resolution in the trans- boundary twinning Upper Danube River Basin (UDRB) and the Upper Brahmaputra River Basins (UBRB) in Europe and South Asia respectively.

In altogether seventy work tasks of the jointly identified WP social and natural scientists in cooperation with water law experts and local stakeholders will realize the project outcomes:
(i) an integrated holistic approach and assessment of the transboundary UDRB and UBRB for sustainable IWRM;
(ii) integrated indicators to quantify the natural environment and human dimension, selected to assess IWRM vulnerabilities;
(iii) an integrated water resources management system (IWRMS) comprising the DANUBIA hydrological model, the river basin information system (RBIS) and the network analysis, creative modelling decision support system NetSyMod;
(iv) a set of what-if scenarios, evaluated using the DPSIR approach, and associated adaptive IWRM options tested by means of the IWRMS to mitigate impacts of likely climate change; and
(v) IWRM action plans based on the stakeholder negotiation and the governance assessment.

The project consortium of altogether fifteen partners from Europe (10 partner) and Asia (5 partner) shares the financial grant requested proportionally and will guarantee the generation of the necessary synergism required to represent the complex system component interaction and to carry out the required knowledge transfer between Europe and Asia.

Call for proposal

FP6-2005-GLOBAL-4
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Funding Scheme

STREP - Specific Targeted Research Project

Coordinator

FRIEDRICH-SCHILLER-UNIVERSITAET JENA
Address
Fuerstengraben 1
Jena
Germany

Participants (19)

3KON- GESELLSCHAFT FUER KONSTRUKTION, PLANUNG UND SOFTWAREENTWICKLUNG MBH
Germany
Address
Fregestrasse 6/8
Jena
CENTER FOR AGRICULTURAL RESOURCES RESEARCH - INSTITUTE OF GENETIC AND DEVELOPMENT BIOLOGY - CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
China
Address
Huaizhong Road 286
Shijiazhuang
CODEMATIX GMBH
Germany
Address
Fregestrasse 6/8
Jena
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZURICH
Switzerland
Address
Raemistrasse 101
Zurich
FONDAZIONE ENI ENRICO MATTEI
Italy
Address
Corso Magenta 63
Milano
H.G. GEO DATA SOLUTIONS GMBH
Germany
Address
Talstrasse 84
Jena
INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY KANPUR
India
Address
Kanpur Kalyanpur
Kanpur
INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY ROORKEE
India
Address
Uttaranchal
Roorkee
INSTITUTE OF TIBETAN PLATEAU RESEARCH, CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
China
Address
Shuangqing Road 18, Haidian District
Beijing
INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR INTEGRATED MOUNTAIN DEVELOPMENT
Nepal
Address
Khumaltar, Lalitpur
Kathmandu
JOHANN WOLFGANG GOETHE UNIVERSITAET FRANKFURT AM MAIN
Germany
Address
Senckenberganlage 31
Frankfurt Am Main
LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
Address
Geschwister-scholl-platz 1
Muenchen
ROYAL UNIVERSITY OF BHUTAN
Bhutan
Address
Rinchending
Phuentsholing
UNIVERSITAET SALZBURG
Austria
Address
Kapitelgasse 4-6
Salzburg
UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Austria
Address
Dr. Karl Lueger Ring 1
Wien
UNIVERSITETET I OSLO
Norway
Address
Problemveien 7
Oslo
UNIVERSITY OF DUNDEE
United Kingdom
Address
Nethergate
Dundee
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
United Kingdom
Address
University Road, Highfield
Southampton
VODNI ZDROJE, A.S.
Czechia
Address
Komunardu 6
Praha 7