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Enhancing the role of wetlands in integrated water resources management for twinned river basins in EU, Africa and South-America in support of EU Water Initiatives

Objective

The overall objective of the WETwin project is to enhance the role of wetlands in basin-scale integrated water resources management, with the aim of improving the community service functions while conserving good ecological status. Strategies will be worked out for: • utilizing the drinking water supply and sanitation potentials of wetlands for the benefit of people living in the basin, while maintaining (and improving as much as possible) the ecosystem functions • adapting wetland management to changing environmental conditions • integrating wetlands into river basin management • improving stakeholder participation and capacity building with the aim of supporting sustainable wetland management. The project will work on 'twinned' case study wetlands from Africa, South America and Europe. Management solutions will be worked out for these wetlands with the aim of supporting the achievement of the above objectives. Involvement of local stakeholders into the planning process will play a crucial role. Knowledge and experiences gained from these case studies will be summarized in general guidelines in order to support achieving project objectives on global scale. The project also aims at supporting the global exchange of expertise on wetland management. Stakeholder participation, capacity building and expertise exchange will be supported by a series of stakeholder and ‘twinning’ workshops.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/hydrology

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2007-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-SICA - Collaborative project for specific cooperation actions dedicated to international cooperation partner countries (SICA)

Coordinator

ANTEA BELGIUM
Address
Roderveldlaan 1
2600 Berchem Antwerpen
Belgium
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 431 367,50
Administrative Contact
Trui Uyttendaele

Participants (8)

VITUKI KORNYEZETVEDELMI ES VIZGAZDALKODASI KUTATO INTEZET NONPROFIT KOZHASZNU KORLATOLT FELELOSSEGU TARSASAG
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 149 297,10
Address
Kvassay Jeno Ut 1
1095 Budapest
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
István Zsuffa (Dr.)
POTSDAM INSTITUT FUER KLIMAFOLGENFORSCHUNG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 277 205
Address
Telegrafenberg 31
14473 Potsdam
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Fred Fokko Hattermann (Dr.)
WASSERKLUSTER LUNZ BIOLOGISCHE STATION GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 183 911,40
Address
Dr Carl Kupelwieser Promenade 5
3293 Lunz Am See
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Thomas Hein (Dr.)
UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL, SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATION -UNESCO
France
EU contribution
€ 260 984,25
Address
Place De Fontenoy 7
75352 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ann A.B.K. Van Griensven (Dr.)
STICHTING WETLANDS INTERNATIONAL
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 202 927
Address
Horapark 9
6717 LZ Ede Gld
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Bas Van Weert (Mr.)
NATIONAL WATER AND SEWERAGE CORPORATION
Uganda
EU contribution
€ 201 726,75
Address
Jinja Road Plot 39
256 Kampala
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Rose Christine Kaggwa (Dr.)
INTERNATIONAL WATER MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE IWMI
Sri Lanka
EU contribution
€ 345 122,75
Address
127 Sunil Mawatha
10120 Colombo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Amol Khisty (Mr.)
CENTRO DE TRANSFERENCIA DE TECNOLOGIAS ESCUELA SUPERIOR POLITECNICA DEL LITORAL
Ecuador
EU contribution
€ 231 470
Address
Campus Gustavo Galindo, Km 30.5 Via Perimetral
N/A Guayaquil
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Maria Cornejo (Prof.)