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How to achieve sustainable water ecosystems management connecting research, people and policy makers in Europe

How to achieve sustainable water ecosystems management connecting research, people and policy makers in Europe

Objective

The issue of concern of the AWARE project is the anthropogenic deterioration of water ecosystems, in particular in coastal areas. The new approach proposed by the AWARE project to enhance connectivity between research and policy-making exploit the concept of integrated adaptive ecosystem management, engaging scientists, policy makers and the public (the latter including both stakeholders and lay citizens/water users) into comparable case studies of participatory scenario-building. The emphasis given to the role of the public enlarges the concept of organisational learning to the wider concept of social learning. The specific objectives and WPs of the AWARE project will include therefore: WP1: to design and prepare the pilot experiments of participatory scenario-building; WP2: to perform three case studies of participatory-scenario building in different coastal regions of Europe; WP3: to make an evaluation and assessment of the pilot case studies and of the proposed approach; WP4: to foster networking between science institutions, policy authorities and stakeholders in the case study areas and at EU level, and disseminate the approach elsewhere in Europe. The AWARE consortium includes 14 partners of complementary expertise in the field of aquatic ecosystems studies (UU, UPMC, ULB, UNIPR), social sciences (ADELPHI, ICCR, Missions Publiques), system analysis (ISIS, JRC-IES, UNISI) and integrated water management (BIOFORSK, POLIEDRA), plus the Environmental Service from the Provincial Administration of Ferrara and the Baltic Environmental Forum (BEF). The consortium will be complemented by an advisory group of 10 policy makers and stakeholders.

Coordinator

ISTITUTO DI STUDI PER L'INTEGRAZIONE DEI SISTEMI (I.S.I.S) - SOCIETA'COOPERATIVA

Address

Via Sistina 42
00187 Roma

Italy

Activity type

Other

EU Contribution

€ 359 751

Administrative Contact

Carlo Sessa (Mr.)

Participants (13)

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NIBIO - NORSK INSTITUTT FOR BIOOKONOMI

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 140 760

ADELPHI RESEARCH GEMEINNUTZIGE GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 141 061

INTERDISCIPLINARY CENTRE FOR COMPARATIVE RESEARCH IN THE SOCIAL SCIENCES - ICCR

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 80 224

UPPSALA UNIVERSITET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 86 978

MISSIONS PUBLIQUES

France

EU Contribution

€ 102 292

JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 195 707

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI SIENA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 41 944

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PARMA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 38 199

POLIEDRA-CENTRO DI SERVIZIO E CONSULENZA DEL POLITECNICO DI MILANO SUPIANIFICAZIONE AMBIENTALE E TERRITORIALE CONSORZIO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 70 980

UNIVERSITE PIERRE ET MARIE CURIE - PARIS 6

France

EU Contribution

€ 126 207

PROVINCIA DI FERRARA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 25 653

UNIVERSITE LIBRE DE BRUXELLES

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 63 558

BALTIJAS VIDES FORUMS

Latvia

EU Contribution

€ 24 042

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 226456

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 June 2009

  • End date

    30 November 2011

Funded under:

FP7-ENVIRONMENT

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 807 709

  • EU contribution

    € 1 497 356

Coordinated by:

ISTITUTO DI STUDI PER L'INTEGRAZIONE DEI SISTEMI (I.S.I.S) - SOCIETA'COOPERATIVA

Italy