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Commission Européenne (CORDIS) 2004

OPTIMA Optimisation for sustainable water management

Méditerranée

CORDIS (Service Communautaire d’Information sur la Recherche et le Développement) Commission Européenne

Titre : OPTIMA Optimisation for sustainable water management

Région : Méditerranée

Code du projet : 509091 FP6-INCO

Durée : From 2004-07-01 to 2007-06-30

Descriptif
Water is a key resource in the Mediterranean region, and efficient use and allocation are paramount to sustainable development, in particular in the coastal zone of the South and East, undergoing fast economic development, land use and demographic change. The overall aim of OPTIMA is to develop, implement, test, critically evaluate, and exploit an innovative, scientifically rigorous yet practical approach to water resources management intended to increase efficiencies and to reconcile conflicting demands. Based on the European Water Framework Directive (2000/60/EC) the approach equally considers economic efficiency, environmental compatibility, and social equity as the pillars of sustainable development.
The proposed methodology will extend classical optimisation and mathematical programming methodology, in several respects, by :
* "Using a full-featured dynamic and distributed simulation model and genetic programming as the core to generate feasible and non-dominated alternatives. Water technology alternatives including their cost structure, and up-to-date remote-sensing derived land use information are primary inputs ;
* "Extending the set of objectives, criteria and constraints through expert systems technology to include difficult to quantify environmental and social dimensions ;
* "Putting specific emphasis on local acceptance and implementation through the inclusion of stake-holders in an interactive, participatory decision making process carefully embedded in institutional structures, using a discrete multi-crite ria reference point methodology ;
* "Comparative evaluation and benchmarking across the set of local and regional case studies in 12 countries, namely Italy, Greece, Cyprus, Malta, Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine, Tunisia and Morocco around the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean. The project also aims at building a wide dissemination network of expertise and knowledge exchange sharing its findings and generic data.

Participants au projet
Coordinateur : FONDAZIONE ENI ENRICO MATTEI (Italie)
Participants : ENVIRONMENTAL SOFTWARE AND SERVICES GMBH Austria ; CORRIDOIO ZERO Italy ; INTERGEO ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY LTD Greece ; ATLANTIS CONSULTING CYPRUS Cyprus ; INTEGRATED RESOURCES MANAGEMENT COMPANY LIMITED Malta ; DOKUZ EYLUL UNIVERSITY Turkey ; NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH Lebanon ; EARTH LINK AND ADVANCED RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT Lebanon ; UNIVERSITY OF JORDAN Jordan ; ISRAEL PALESTINE CENTER FOR RESEARCH AND INFORMATION Israel ; CENTRE NATIONAL DE TELEDETECTION Tunisia ; UNIVERSITE HASSAN II Morocco

Budget
Coût total : EUR 1 976 894
Contribution UE : EUR 1 499 997

Présentation : Commission Européenne

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