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SIGMA for Water : Sustainable InteGral Management Approaches for Water areas


The problem that all partners in this project face is twofold: due to past human activity water quality and environmental quality of selected areas within the partnership decreased significantly; in addition all partners wish to be able to deal with anticipated changes in the climate which poses the partnership with the challenge to deal with future changes in water quantity. The solution is found identifying existing good practices within the partnership and from there jointly developing integrated master plans focused on the development of NEW lakes and wetland areas which both significantly increase water quality in the water system and make the water system more flexible in terms of quantity. At the end of the project, relevant regional policies within the partnership will be evaluated in order to promote future lake and wetland development. The conclusions will become the basis of policy recommendations and a toolkit for lake and wetland development. The implementation of the master plans is envisaged beyond the project’s lifetime and will be facilitated by the development of action and funding plans.

Project information

Province of Fryslân mrs. Alina Ypma-Lordanescu

Municipality of Smallingerland (NL); Merseberg Innovation & Technology Centre (DE); District admin. Of Demmin (DE); International Resurces & Recycling Institute (UK); Mineral & Energy Economy Research Institute of Polish Academy of Sciences (PL); Buzau - Ialomita Water Basin Administration (RO); Local Action Group Appennino Genovese (IT); University of Debrecen, Centre of Environmental Management & Policy (HU); South- Transdanubian Environment Protection & Water Management Directorate (HU); Prefecture of Magnesia (EL)

Source of funding
Interreg IV C

Reference information



Adaptation strategy Criteria for priorisation Guidance/Guidelines Knowledge exchange Monitoring/Evaluation Policy support water management lake management wetland management;



Climate impacts

Water Scarcity, Droughts


Vulnerability Assessment, Adaptation Measures and Actions


Water management

Geographic characterization


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