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Vital and viable services for natural resource management in Latin America

Objective

VIVACE is based on two conceptual pillars: on the one side innovative technical concepts for vital and viable services, and on the other, integrated analytical approaches and decision support tools. These two pillars are based on the emerging concepts for natural resource management emphasising reuse and recycling. They will be centred on peri-urban water management, but will include organic solid waste management, and agricultural water management. The “restricted biosphere” where VIVACE will test their tools is represented by rapidly developing urban or small town areas in Latin America, together with their rural/natural surroundings. The systems boundaries will be set on a case specific basis in such a way that the mutual impacts of water extraction and wastewater/waste disposal can be assessed. In each case study, VIVACE will analyse the impact of existing resource management practices (within the considered sectors) on the economic development in the region. This will allow the evaluation of the potential of proposed innovative concepts for safeguarding and or fostering economic development in a restricted biosphere. Integrated analytical approaches for decision support and strategic planning will then be developed and tested, with particular focus on tools for integrated and participatory assessment of these aspects. In this perspective, the two primary objectives of VIVACE will be: 1. To explore the existing potential and constraints of integrated resource planning, thereby contributing to the implementation of the Framework Programmes and the preparation of future Community research and technological development policy. 2. To interact with a wide range of societal actors (SMEs, civil society organisations and their networks, small research teams and research centres) in the activities of the thematic areas of the Cooperation programme.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/water management
  • /social sciences/political science/government systems/civil society
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/waste management/recycling
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/natural resource management
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/waste management

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2007-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA-SA - Support actions
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITAET FUER BODENKULTUR WIEN
Address
Gregor Mendel Strasse 33
1180 Wien
Austria
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 214 002,40
Administrative Contact
Markus Starkl (Dr.)

Participants (6)

STICHTING LETTINGA ASSOCIATES
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 127 865
Address
Bornse Weilanden 9
6708 WG Wageningen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marjo Lexmond (Ms.)
POLITECNICO DI BARI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 36 915
Address
Via Amendola 126 B
70126 Bari
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Dino Borri (Prof.)
Instituto Internacional de medio Ambiente y Desarrollo- America Latina
Argentina
EU contribution
€ 150 460,25
Address
Av Gral Paz 1180
1429 Buenos Aires
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ana Hardoy (Ms.)
Instituzo national del agua
Argentina
EU contribution
€ 66 315
Address
Autopista Jorge Newbery 1.62
1804 Ezeiza Buenos Aires
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Raúl Antonio Lopardo (Dr.)
INSTITUTO MEXICANO DE TECNOLOGIA DEL AGUA
Mexico
EU contribution
€ 205 008,35
Address
Cuauhnahuac Progreso 8532
62550 Jiutepec
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Yadira Peña (Ms.)
Zentrum fur Umweltmanagement und Entscheidungstheorie
Austria
EU contribution
€ 49 434
Address
Gregor Mendel Strasse 33
1180 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Norbert Brunner (Dr.)