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SIRIUS : Sustainable Irrigation water management and River-basin governance: Implementing User-driven Services

Description:

SIRIUS addresses efficient water resource management in water-scarce environments. It focuses in particular on water for food production with the perspective of a sustainable agriculture in the context of integrated river-basin management, including drought management. It aims at developing innovative and new GMES service capacities for the user community of irrigation water management and sustainable food production, in accordance with the vision of bridging and integrating sustainable development and economic competitiveness. SIRIUS merges two previously separate strands of activities, those under the umbrella of GMES, related to land products and services (which address water to some extent), and those conducted under FP5/6-Environment and national programs, related to EO-assisted user-driven products and services for the water and irrigation community. As such, it will draw on existing GMES Core Services as much as possible, by integrating these products into some of the required input for the new water management services. It also makes direct use of the EO-assisted systems and services developed in the FP6 project PLEIADeS and its precursor EU or national projects, like DEMETER, IRRIMED, ERMOT, MONIDRI, AGRASER, all addressing the irrigation water and food production sectors, some of which have resulted in sustainable system implementation since 2005. SIRIUS addresses users (water managers and food producers) at scales ranging from farm, over irrigation scheme or aquifer, to river-basins. It will provide them with maps of irrigation water requirements, crop water consumption and a range of further products for sustainable irrigation water use and management under conditions of water scarcity and drought, integrated in leading-edge participatory spatial online Decision-support systems. The SIRIUS service concept considers the economic, environmental, technical, social, and political dimensions in an integrated way.

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Lead
UNIVERSIDAD DE CASTILLA - LA MANCHA, SPAIN
Partners

UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA, SPAIN INSTITUT DE RECHERCHE POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT, FRANCE ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI ECONOMIA AGRA RIA, ITALIA INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE PESQUISAS ESPACIAIS, BRAZIL DIPUTACION DE ALICANTE, SPAIN SVERIGES METEOROLOGISKA OCH HYDROLOGISKA INSTITUT, SWEDEN EA-TEK ULUSLARARASI ARASTIRMA GELISTIRME MUHENDISLIK Y AZILIM VE DANISMANLIK LIMITED SIRKETI, TURKEY INSTITUTE OF AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS, ROMANIA INFOTERRA LIMITED, UNITED KINGDOM SERVICIOS DE ESTUDIOS EN INGENIERÍA Y SISTEMAS S.A. DE C.V., MEXICO ARIESPACE SRL, ITALIA MINISTRY OF WATER RESOURCES AND IRRIGATION, EGYPT INTEGRATED RESOURCES MANAGEMENT (IRM) COMPANY LIMITED, MALTA COLEGIO DE POSTGRADUADOS, MEXICO BANGALORE UNIVERSITY, INDIA INSTITUTUL NATIONAL DE CERCETARE - DEZVOLTARE PENTRU IMBUNATATIRI FUNCIARE - I.N.C.D.I.F. - "ISPIF" BUCURESTI, ROMANIA FUNDACAO DA FACULDADE DE CIENCIAS E TECNOLOGIA DA UNIVERSIDADE NOVA DE LISBOA, PORTUGAL

Source of funding
FP7

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Keywords

integrated river-basin management, irrigation, sustainable agriculture, sustainable food production

Duration

2010/10/1-2013/9/30

Climate impacts

Water Scarcity

Elements

Observations and Scenarios, Vulnerability Assessment

Sectors

Agriculture, Water management

Geographic characterization

Global

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