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Climate Change and Impacts on Water Supply (CC-WaterS)


CC-WaterS will identify and evaluate resulting impacts on availability and safety of public drinking water supply for several future decades. Elaborated measures to adapt to those changes build the ground for a Water Supply Management System regarding optimization of water extraction, land use restrictions, and socio-economic consequences under climate change scenarios for water suppliers in South East Europe. The joint actions to produce this technical system will be performed on a transnational level in the Alps, Danube Middle and Lower Plains and coastal areas representing different South East European-characteristic climates and topography. In CC-WaterS, governmental bodies, water suppliers and research institutions work together and implement jointly developed solutions, hence to be applied on a regional or local level. The main result of CC-WaterS is a water supply management system, regarding optimization of water extraction and land use restrictions under climate change scenarios for water suppliers in South East Europe:
* determination of imbalances based on different water demands;
* information strategies for SEE public, policy makers and stakeholders about relation among ecosystem services, water treatment and costs;
* profit from best practices in land use for safeguarding recharge areas for future water supply for stakeholders and end users;
* increased awareness of stakeholders and policy makers of relations between water supply management measures and socio-economic aspects;
* sustainable national, regional and local water supply management practice

Project information


Municipality of the City of Vienna, MA31 Vienna Waterworks (AT)


01 Austrian Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management
02 Municipality of Waidhofen an der Ybbs, Austria
03 Environmental Agency of the Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Slovenia
04 University of Ljulbjana, Slovenia
05 Public Water Utility of Ljubljana, Slovenia
06 Central Directorate for Water and Environment, Hungary
07 Regional Administration of Molise, Italy
08 Institute of Geography of the Romanian Academy
09 National Meteorological Administration, Romania
10 National Institute of Hydrology and Water Management, Romania
11 Executive Forest Agency of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food, Bulgaria
12 Thessaloniki Water Supply and Sewerage CO SA, Greece
13 Municipal Enterprise for Development and Planning of Patras SA, Greece
14 Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
15 University of Belgrade, Serbia
16 Jaroslav Cerni Institute for Development of Water Resources, Serbia

Source of funding

Interreg IV B South East Europe

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Published in Climate-ADAPT Jun 07 2016   -   Last Modified in Climate-ADAPT Feb 24 2021

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