Adaptive and Sustainable Water Management and Prot.. (CLIWAT)
Adaptive and Sustainable Water Management and Protection of Society and Nature in an Extreme Climate
Start date: Aug 31, 2008,
End date: Feb 29, 2012
The project will focus on the effects of climate change on groundwater systems. CLIWAT aims to identify the challenges caused by the higher water levels and to develop climate scenarios focussing on surface water and water supply as well as the impacts on buildings. This will enable the North Sea Region to react more efficiently to the consequences of climate change. The project will build on and improve existing geo-physical methods; these will be tested in the partner regions in order to be able to develop recommendations for the North Sea Region on how to deal with the consequences of increased groundwater levels. Achievements: • New geo- and hydrological tools for evaluation and demonstration of the effects of climate change scenarios for the North Sea region. • Extend the knowledge in climate change impacts on the hydrological cycle with emphasis on groundwater influence on dependent aquatic ecosystems in the NSR• Transnational and regional management plan for groundwater protection, considering climate change• 2 and 3D geological models, visualisations Maps of groundwater table scenarios, maps of flood risk areasHandbook(s) with mapsRecommendations to better practice in spatial planning/urban development The WaterCAP project will ensure the recommendations for the EU level. The results have been given to the national climate adaptation responsibles in the different countries and further delivered to the stakeholders in the different pilot areas.
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