CLIMB

CLIMATE INDUCED CHANGES ON THE HYDROLOGY OF MEDITERRANEAN BASINS: REDUCING UNCERTAINTY AND QUANTIFYING RISK THROUGH AN INTEGRATED MONITORING AND MODELING SYSTEM

Reference: 244151

Call: FP7-ENV-2009-1

Theme: environment

Scientist: Giorgio Cassiani

Department: Geosciences

UNIPD: Geosciences

Total cost: 4,157,348 €

Eu Funding: 3,148,945 €

Email: giorgio.cassiani@unipd.it

Project Description

With regard to the objectives specified in ENV-2009.1.1.5.2, modeling capabilities must be improved and appropriate tools developed to advance the capability to assess climate effects on water resources and uses. The project consortium will employ a combination of novel field monitoring concepts, remote sensing techniques, integrated hydrologic (and biophysical) modeling and socioeconomic factor analyses to reduce existing uncertainties in climate change impact analysis and to create an integrated quantitative risk and vulnerability assessment tool. Together, these will provide the necessary information to design appropriate adaptive water resources management instruments and select suitable agricultural practices under climate change conditions. The integrated risk and vulnerability analysis tool will also enable assessment of risks for conflict-inducing actions, e.g. migration.The improved models, new assessment tools, and their results will be evaluated against current methodologies. Improvements will be communicated to stakeholders and decision makers in a transparent, easy-to-understand form, enabling them to utilize the new findings in regional water resource and agricultural management initiatives as well as in the design of mechanisms to reduce potential for conflict (linkage to SSH-2009.4.2.1).  

Partners

 

Coordinator: Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Participants: Université Francois Rabelais de Tours, Forschungszentrum Juelich GmbH, Bayerische Forschungsallianz Gemeinnutzige GmbH, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft -und Raumfahrt EV, Joanneum Research Forschungsgesellschaft Mbh, Centre National du Machinisme Agricole, du Genie Rural, des Eaux et des Forets, Agris Sardegna - Agenzia per la Ricerca in Agricoltura, Vista Geowissenschaftliche Fernerkundung GmbH, Gebze Yuksek Teknoloji Enstitusu, Zagazig University, Centro di Ricerca, Sviluppo e Studi Superiori in Sardegna, Christian-Albrechts- Universität zu Kiel, Centre de Recherches et des Technologies des Eaux, Università degli Studi di Trento, Islamic University of Gaza, Université d’Angers, Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique, Consorzio Interuniversitario Nazionale per la Fisica delle Atmosfere e delle Idrosfere, Università degli Studi di Padova