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CLIMB : Climate induced changes on the hydrology of Mediterranean basins: Reducing uncertainty and quantifying risk through an integrated monitoring and modelling system.

Description:

Modelling capabilities must be improved and appropriate tools developed to advance the capability to assess climate effects on water resources and uses. The project consortium will employ a combination of novel field monitoring concepts, remote sensing techniques, integrated hydrologic (and biophysical) modelling and socioeconomic factor analyses to reduce existing uncertainties in climate change impact analysis and to create an integrated quantitative risk and vulnerability assessment tool. Together, these will provide the necessary information to design appropriate adaptive water resources management instruments and select suitable agricultural practices under climate change conditions. The integrated risk and vulnerability analysis tool will also enable assessment of risks for conflict-inducing actions, e.g. migration. The improved models, new assessment tools, and their results will be evaluated against current methodologies. Improvements will be communicated to stakeholders and decision makers in a transparent, easy-to-understand form, enabling them to utilize the new findings in regional water resource and agricultural management initiatives as well as in the design of mechanisms to reduce potential for conflict.

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Lead
LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN, GERMANY
Partners

FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JUELICH GMBH, GERMANY CENTRO DI RICERCA, SVILUPPO E STUDI SUPERIORI IN SARDEGNA, ITALIA CONSORZIO INTERUNIVERSITARIO NAZIONALE PER LA FISICA DELLE ATMOSFERE E DELLE IDROSFERE, ITALIA JOANNEUM RESEARCH FORSCHUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH, AUSTRIA CENTRE NATIONAL DU MACHINISME AGRICOLE, DU GENIE RURAL, DES EAUX ET DES FORETS, FRANCE UNIVERSITE D'ANGERS, FRANCE AGRIS SARDEGNA - AGENZIA PER LA RICERCA IN AGRICOLTURA, ITALIA CENTRE DE RECHERCHES ET DES TECHNOLOGIES DES EAUX, TUNISIA UNIVERSITE FRANCOIS RABELAIS DE TOURS, FRANCE ZAGAZIG UNIVERSITY, EGYPT UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA, ITALIA ISLAMIC UNIVERSITY OF GAZA, WEST BANK AND GAZA STRIP INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE, CANADA VISTA GEOWISSENSCHAFTLICHE FERNERKUNDUNG GMBH, GERMANY CHRISTIAN-ALBRECHTS-UNIVERSITAET ZU KIEL, GERMANY BAYERISCHE FORSCHUNGSALLIANZ GEMEINNUTZIGE GMBH, GERMANY DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV, GERMANY GEBZE YUKSEK TEKNOLOJI ENSTITUSU, TURKEY UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TRENTO, ITALIA

Source of funding
FP7

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Keywords

Mediterranean Basin, agricultural productivity, hydrology, management modelling tools., water conflicts

Duration

2010/1/1-2013/12/31

Climate impacts

Water Scarcity

Elements

Observations and Scenarios, Vulnerability Assessment

Sectors

Agriculture, Water management

Geographic characterization

Europe

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