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BINGO : Bringing INnovation to onGOing water management – A better future under climate change

Description:

The project BINGO provides demand-driven solutions for a number of specific climate-related challenges in particular for highly vulnerable water resources of strategic importance. Water managers and other stakeholders are provided with information on specific climate scenarios at the space/time resolution fitting their needs, enabling them to act at various geographical levels (local, regional and European). BINGO aims at reducing the uncertainty of climate predictions and developing response strategies to help society manage that uncertainty. An innovative approach consists of enrolling end-users from the start, identifying specific vulnerabilities, needs and concerns about future climate. BINGO is built around six areas across Europe (Portugal, Spain, Cyprus, Germany, the Netherlands and Norway), covering a representative range of climatic conditions as well as combinations of water systems and water pressures. They illustrate a variety of water cycles at local/regional scales in Europe over various timescales, as well as common problems, including floods and droughts; water quality pressured by CSO, agriculture and competing demands for water (urban/tourism; agriculture/food security; hydropower). To guarantee sound management strategies for future weather challenges, BINGO develops and validates all solutions built by strong dynamic interaction of researchers with end-users and decision makers throughout the project. By creating such knowledge alliances, water managers and other stakeholders can share awareness of climate challenges, thus increasing the possibilities of collaboration in order to manage and better cope with future climate challenges.

The key outcomes of BINGO include:

Project information

Lead

LABORATORIO NACIONAL DE ENGENHARIA CIVIL

Partners

KWR WATER B.V.

IWW RHEINISCH WESTFALISCHES INSTITUT FUR WASSERFORSCHUNG GEMEINNUTZIGE GMBH

AQUATEC PROYECTOS PARA EL SECTOR DEL AGUA SA

NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU

INTERWIES EDUARD

FREIE UNIVERSITAET BERLIN

SOCIEDADE PORTUGUESA DE INOVACAO - CONSULTADORIA EMPRESARIAL E FOMENTO DA INOVACAO S.A.

THE CYPRUS INSTITUTE

I.A.CO ENVIRONMENTAL AND WATER CONSULTANTS LTD

EPAL-EMPRESA PORTUGUESA DAS ÁGUAS LIVRES, SA

COMUNIDADE INTERMUNICIPAL DA LEZIRIA DO TEJO

AJUNTAMENT DE BADALONA

AIGUES DE BARCELONA, EMPRESA METROPOLITANA DE GESTIO DEL CICLE INTEGRAL DE L'AIGUA SA

VITENS NV

WUPPERVERBAND

DIRECAO-GERAL DE AGRICULTURA E DESENVOLVIMENTO RURAL

AREA METROPOLITANA DE BARCELONA

GELDERLAND

BERGEN KOMMUNE

Source of funding

The BINGO project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme, under the Grant Agreement number 641739

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