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Early alert system of climate risks related to water for a greater resilience (ClimAlert)


The climate in the Sudoe region (Portugal, Spain and part of France) is suffering from a severe water shortage, which has led to considerable uncertainty about the availability of water resources. In addition, climate change is exacerbating this water shortage and increasing climate variability and extreme events.

ClimAlert proposes setting up a transnational early warning service for water-related climate risks (droughts, fires and floods) in the Sudoe region, the area of Europe hardest hit by phenomena linked to climate change. This service is based on integrating all information into a regional spatial data infrastructure, including data that comply with the OpenData and INSPIRE directives and biophysical products originating from images from ESA’s Copernicus programme (Sentinel satellites), numerical prediction models and real-time agro-climatic information from the networks available in the area of cooperation.

ClimAlert is aiming to develop a platform to raise the alarm about the potential effects of extreme weather events and to support the decisions of both public and private agents regarding the efficient management of water and soil erosion.

Expected results include:

  • Improved prevention of natural risks (especially intense rainfall and droughts) by using the services and tools developed on the ClimAlert platform.
  • Providing managers and users with user-friendly tools that make it possible to integrate geographic data with climate data that is updated daily, so that the water needs of crops can be calculated on a continuous basis and provide utilities to improve decision-making on water use in a more environmentally and economically efficient manner.
  • Improved training of public administrators, managers and users of the resource through training initiatives involving exchanging experiences throughout the Sudoe area, with regional, national and international repercussions.

Project information


The Climatologic Association of Middle Garonne and South-West of France (ACMG), France


Chambre Agriculture Dordogne, France

NEIKER-Basque Institute for Agricultural Research and Development, Basque country

Spanish National Research Council (Centro de Edafología y Biología Aplicada del Segura), Spain

Murcian Institute for Agrifood Research and Development, Spain

Comunidade Intermunicipal Viseu Dão Lafões, Portugal

Dirección General de Seguridad Ciudadana y Emergencias, Consejería de Presidencia Región de Murcia, Spain

Source of funding

Interreg Sudoe

Published in Climate-ADAPT Sep 29 2021   -   Last Modified in Climate-ADAPT Feb 04 2023

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