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Commission Européenne (CORDIS) 2010

Water Availability and Security in Southern EuRope and the Mediterranean -

Water Availability Security

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

Titre : Water Availability and Security in Southern EuRope and the Mediterranean -

Région : Méditerranée

Code du projet : 244255 FP7-ENVIRONMENT

Durée : From 2010-01-01 to 2013-03-31

Descriptif The WASSERMed project will analyse, in a multi-disciplinary way, ongoing and future climate induced changes in hydrological budgets and extremes in southern Europe, North Africa and the Middle East under the frame of threats to national and human security. A climatic and hydrological component directly addresses the reduction of uncertainty and quantification of risk. This component will provide an interface to other climatologic projects and models, producing climate change scenarios for the Mediterranean and Southern Europe, with special emphasis on precipitation.
Five case studies will be considered : 1) Syros Island (Greece), 2) Sardinia Island (Italy), 3) Merguellil watershed (Tunisia), 4) Jordan river basin, and 5) the Nile River system (Egypt). _The case studies are illustrative and represent situations which deserve special attention, due to their relevance to national and human security. Furthermore, impacts on key strategic sectors, such as agriculture and tourism, will be considered, as well as macroeconomic implications of water availability in terms of regional income, consumption, investment, trade flows, industrial structure and competitiveness. WASSERMed is an interdisciplinary project, which overall aims at all three targets of the call, through the integration of climate change scenarios, holistic water system modelling and interdisciplinary impact assessment, with three main contributions : a) Integration of climate change scenarios, holistic water system modelling. This provides results for reduction of uncertainties of climate change impacts on hydrology in the identified regions ; b) Interdisciplinary approach, coupling macroeconomic implications and technical indicators. This provides a better assessment of climate effects to water resources, water uses and expected security risks ; c) Proposal of specific adaptation measures for key sectors of the Mediterranean economy. This provides better basis for achieving water security."

Participants au projet
Coordinateur : CENTRO EURO-MEDITERRANEO SUI CAMBIAMENTI CLIMATICI SCARL (Italy)
Participants : THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER United Kingdom ; CENTRO INTERNAZIONALE DI ALTI STUDI AGRONOMICI MEDITERRANEI - ISTITUTO AGRONOMICO MEDITERRANEO DI BARI Italy ; NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS Greece ; UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID Spain ; National Center For agricultural research and Extension Jordan ; POTSDAM INSTITUT FUER KLIMAFOLGENFORSCHUNG Germany ; INSTITUT DE RECHERCHE POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT France ; MINISTRY OF WATER RESOURCES AND IRRIGATION Egypt ; Institut National Agronomique de Tunisie Tunisia ; UNIVERSITY OF JORDAN Jordan

Budget
Coût total : EUR 3 669 943,27
Contribution UE : EUR 2 933 973,3

Présentation : Commission Européenne

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