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BRAHMATWINN : Twinning European and South Asian River Basins to enhance capacity and implement adaptive management approaches


BRAHMATWINN will enhance capacity to carry out a harmonised integrated water resources management (IWRM) approach as addressed by the European Water Initiative in headwater river systems of alpine mountain massifs already impacted from climate change, and to establish transfer of professional IWRM expertise, approaches and tools based on case studies carried out in twinning European and Asian river basins. The project addresses all important IWRM issues in a balanced way, including conflict resolution in the trans- boundary Danube and Brahmaputra River Basins in Europe and South Asia respectively.

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Department of Geoinformatic, Hydrology and Modelling, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Germany

Institute of Geography, Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich, Germany Institute for Atmospheric and Climatic Science, ETH Zürich, Switzerland Center for Geoinformatics, University of Salzburg, Austria Department of Freshwater Biology, University of Vienna, Austria Geodata Institute, University of Southampton, United Kingdom UNESCO Centre for Water Law, Policy and Science, University of Dundee, United Kingdom Department of Geoscience, University of Oslo, Norway Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, Venice, Italy International Center for Integrated Mountain Development, Kathmandu, Nepal Department of Civil Engineering, Royal University of Bhutan, Phuentsholing, Bhutan Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research Department of Land, Environment and Processes, Beijing, P.R. China Center for Agricultural Resources Reserarch, Shijizhuang, P.R.China H.G. Geodata Solutions, Jena, Germany Vodni Zdroje a.s., Praha, Czech Republic Department of Geosciences / Geography, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt Main, Germany Water Resources Development and Management, Indian Institut of Technology, Roorkee, India

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climate change modelling, decision support system, hydrologic modelling, integrated water resources management, vulnerability mapping, water governance



Climate impacts

Water Scarcity, Flooding, Droughts, Ice and Snow


Observations and Scenarios, Vulnerability Assessment, Adaptation Measures and Actions


Water management

Geographic characterization


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