ACQWA

Assessment of Climatic change and impacts on the Quantity and quality of Water

 Coordinatore UNIVERSITE DE GENEVE 

 Organization address address: Rue du General Dufour 24
city: GENEVE
postcode: 1211

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Martin
Cognome: Beniston
Email: send email
Telefono: +41 31 631 87 73
Fax: +41 22 379 07 44

 Nazionalità Coordinatore Switzerland [CH]
 Totale costo 8˙542˙585 €
 EC contributo 6˙493˙573 €
 Programma FP7-ENVIRONMENT
Specific Programme "Cooperation": Environment (including Climate Change)
 Code Call FP7-ENV-2007-1
 Funding Scheme CP-IP
 Anno di inizio 2008
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 2008-10-01   -   2014-03-31

 Partecipanti

# participant  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    UNIVERSITE DE GENEVE

 Organization address address: Rue du General Dufour 24
city: GENEVE
postcode: 1211

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Martin
Cognome: Beniston
Email: send email
Telefono: +41 31 631 87 73
Fax: +41 22 379 07 44

CH (GENEVE) coordinator 0.00
2    AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

 Organization address address: CALLE SERRANO 117
city: MADRID
postcode: 28006

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Mar
Cognome: García-Ferrer
Email: send email
Telefono: +34 915 854 984
Fax: +34 915 855 360

ES (MADRID) participant 0.00
3    AGENZIA REGIONALE PER LA PROTEZIONE AMBIENTALE DEL PIEMONTE

 Organization address address: VIA PIO VII 9
city: TORINO (TURIN)
postcode: 10135

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Stefano
Cognome: Bovo
Email: send email
Telefono: +39 011 1968 1340
Fax: +39 011 1968 1341

IT (TORINO (TURIN)) participant 0.00
4    AGENZIA REGIONALE PER LA PROTEZIONEDELL AMBIENTE

 Organization address address: LOC GRANDE CHARRIERE 44
city: SAINT-CHRISTOPHE
postcode: 11020

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Edmondo
Cognome: Nocerino
Email: send email
Telefono: +39 0165 278520
Fax: +39 0165 278555

IT (SAINT-CHRISTOPHE) participant 0.00
5    CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE

 Organization address address: Rue Michel -Ange 3
city: PARIS
postcode: 75794

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Julie
Cognome: Zittel
Email: send email
Telefono: 33145075704
Fax: 33145075335

FR (PARIS) participant 0.00
6    CENTRO DE ESTUDIOS CIENTIFICOS

 Organization address address: AVENIDA ARTURO PRAT 514
city: VALDIVIA
postcode: 5110466

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Andres
Cognome: Rivera
Email: send email
Telefono: +56 63 234543
Fax: +56 63 234517

CL (VALDIVIA) participant 0.00
7    COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

 Organization address address: RUE LEBLANC 25
city: PARIS 15
postcode: 75015

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Muriel
Cognome: Boyer
Email: send email
Telefono: +33 1 69 08 96 95
Fax: +33 1 69 08 77 16

FR (PARIS 15) participant 0.00
8    COMPAGNIA VALDOSTANA ACQUE SPA

 Organization address address: VIA STAZIONE 31
city: CHATILLON
postcode: 11024

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Angelo
Cognome: Biagini
Email: send email
Telefono: +39 0165 897 602
Fax: +39 0166 823105

IT (CHATILLON) participant 0.00
9    CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

 Organization address address: Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
city: ROMA
postcode: 185

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Antonello
Cognome: Provenzale
Email: send email
Telefono: +39 011 6606376
Fax: +39 011 6600364

IT (ROMA) participant 0.00
10    EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZURICH

 Organization address address: Raemistrasse 101
city: ZUERICH
postcode: 8092

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Paolo
Cognome: Burlando
Email: send email
Telefono: +41 44 633 3812
Fax: +41 44 633 1061

CH (ZUERICH) participant 0.00
11    EIDGENOESSISCHES VOLKSWIRTSCHAFTSDEPARTEMENT

 Organization address address: Bundeshaus Ost
city: BERN
postcode: 3003

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Hans-Peter
Cognome: Lorenz
Email: send email
Telefono: +41 52 3683131
Fax: +41 52 3651190

CH (BERN) participant 0.00
12    ENEL PRODUZIONE. S.P.A.

 Organization address address: Viale Regina Margherita 125
city: ROMA
postcode: 198

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Giorgio Angelo
Cognome: Galeati
Email: send email
Telefono: +39 041 821 4689
Fax: +39 041 821 4688

IT (ROMA) participant 0.00
13    ENTE PARCO NAZIONALE GRAN PARADISO

 Organization address address: VIA DELLA ROCCA 47
city: TORINO
postcode: 10123

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Piero
Cognome: Quendoz
Email: send email
Telefono: +39 0165 44126
Fax: +39 0165 236565

IT (TORINO) participant 0.00
14    FONDATION POUR L'ETUDE DES RELATIONS INTERNATIONALES ET DU DEVELOPPEMENT

 Organization address address: RUE DE LAUSANNE 132
city: GENEVE
postcode: 1211

contact info
Nome: Philippe
Cognome: Burrin
Email: send email
Telefono: +41 22 908 57 11

CH (GENEVE) participant 0.00
15    FONDAZIONE MONTAGNA SICURA

 Organization address address: LOCALITA VILLARD DE LA PALUD 1
city: COURMAYEUR
postcode: 11013

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Jean Pierre
Cognome: Fosson
Email: send email
Telefono: +39 0165 897 602
Fax: +39 0165 897 647

IT (COURMAYEUR) participant 0.00
16    INSTITUTE OF WATER PROBLEMS AND HYDROPOWER OF THE KYRGYZ NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

 Organization address address: Frunze Street 533
city: BISHKEK
postcode: 720033

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Dushen
Cognome: Mamatkanov
Email: send email
Telefono: +996 312 21 45 72
Fax: +996 312 21 06 74

KG (BISHKEK) participant 0.00
17    INSTITUTO TORCUATO DI TELLA

 Organization address address: MINONES 2177
city: BUENOS AIRES
postcode: 1428

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Salvador
Cognome: Orsini
Email: send email
Telefono: +54 11 51697228
Fax: +54 11 47899037

AR (BUENOS AIRES) participant 0.00
18    MAX PLANCK GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN E.V.

 Organization address address: Hofgartenstrasse 8
city: MUENCHEN
postcode: 80539

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Claudia
Cognome: Piltz
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 40 41173285
Fax: +49 40 41173298

DE (MUENCHEN) participant 0.00
19    METEO-FRANCE

 Organization address address: AVENUE DE PARIS 73
city: SAINT MANDE CEDEX
postcode: 94165

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Frédéric
Cognome: Avril
Email: send email
Telefono: +33 561079365
Fax: +33 561079600

FR (SAINT MANDE CEDEX) participant 0.00
20    MONTEROSASTAR SRL

 Organization address address: PIAZZA MUNICIPIO 1
city: MACUGNAGA
postcode: 28876

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Luigi
Cognome: Corsi
Email: send email
Telefono: +39 0324 65050
Fax: +39 0324 65852

IT (MACUGNAGA) participant 0.00
21    POLITECNICO DI MILANO

 Organization address address: PIAZZA LEONARDO DA VINCI 32
city: MILANO
postcode: 20133

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Marco
Cognome: Mancini
Email: send email
Telefono: +39 02 2399 6209
Fax: +39 02 2399 6207

IT (MILANO) participant 0.00
22    RICERCA SUL SISTEMA ENERGETICO - RSE SPA

 Organization address address: Via Rubattino Raffaele 54
city: MILANO
postcode: 20134

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Carlo
Cognome: Legramandi
Email: send email
Telefono: +39 02 3992 5317
Fax: +39 02 3992 5113

IT (MILANO) participant 0.00
23    THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM

 Organization address address: Edgbaston
city: BIRMINGHAM
postcode: B15 2TT

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Robert
Cognome: Fekete
Email: send email
Telefono: 441214000000
Fax: 441214000000

UK (BIRMINGHAM) participant 0.00
24    UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL, SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATION -UNESCO

 Organization address address: PLACE DE FONTENOY 7
city: PARIS
postcode: 75352

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Andrej
Cognome: Michelcich
Email: send email
Telefono: +39 040 2240 520
Fax: +39 040 2240 535

FR (PARIS) participant 0.00
25    UNIVERSIDAD DE LA SERENA

 Organization address address: Benavente 980
city: LA SERENA
postcode: N/A

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Christophe
Cognome: Kinnard
Email: send email
Telefono: +56 51 334873
Fax: +56 51 334741

CL (LA SERENA) participant 0.00
26    UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI L'AQUILA

 Organization address address: PIAZZA VINCENZO RIVERA 1
city: L'AQUILA
postcode: 67100

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Rossella
Cognome: Rotesi
Email: send email
Telefono: +39 0862 433012
Fax: +39 0862 433033

IT (L'AQUILA) participant 0.00
27    UNIVERSITAET BERN

 Organization address address: Hochschulstrasse 4
city: BERN
postcode: 3012

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Juerg
Cognome: Luterbacher
Email: send email
Telefono: +41 31 6318545
Fax: +41 31 6318511

CH (BERN) participant 0.00
28    UNIVERSITAET FUER BODENKULTUR WIEN

 Organization address address: Gregor Mendel Strasse 33
city: WIEN
postcode: 1180

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Helga
Cognome: Kromp-Kolb
Email: send email
Telefono: +43 1 476545601
Fax: +43 1 476545610

AT (WIEN) participant 0.00
29    UNIVERSITAET GRAZ

 Organization address address: UNIVERSITAETSPLATZ 3
city: GRAZ
postcode: 8010

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Andreas
Cognome: Gobiet
Email: send email
Telefono: +43 316 380 8448
Fax: +43 316 380 9830

AT (GRAZ) participant 0.00
30    UNIVERSITY OF DUNDEE

 Organization address address: Nethergate
city: DUNDEE
postcode: DD1 4HN

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Alistair
Cognome: Rieu-Clarke
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 1382 386471
Fax: +44 1382 226 671

UK (DUNDEE) participant 0.00

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 Obiettivo del progetto (Objective)

As the evidence for human induced climate change becomes clearer, so too does the realization that its effects will have impacts on natural environment and socio-economic systems. Some regions are more vulnerable than others, both to physical changes and to the consequences for ways of life. The proposal will assess the impacts of a changing climate on the quantity and quality of water in mountain regions. Modeling techniques will be used to project the influence of climatic change on the major determinants of river discharge at various time and space scales. Regional climate models will provide the essential information on shifting precipitation and temperature patterns, and snow, ice, and biosphere models will feed into hydrological models in order to assess the changes in seasonality, amount, and incidence of extreme events in various catchment areas. Environmental and socio-economic responses to changes in hydrological regimes will be analyzed in terms of hazards, aquatic ecosystems, hydropower, tourism, agriculture, and the health implications of changing water quality. Attention will also be devoted to the interactions between land use/land cover changes, and changing or conflicting water resource demands. Adaptation and policy options will be elaborated on the basis of the model results. Specific environmental conditions of mountain regions will be particularly affected by rapidly rising temperatures, prolonged droughts and extreme precipitation. The methodological developments gained from a European mountain focus will be used to address water issues in regions whose economic conditions and political structures may compromise capacities to respond and adapt, such as the Andes and Central Asia where complex problems resulting from asymmetric power relations and less robust institutions arise. Methodologies developed to study European mountains and their institutional frameworks will identify vulnerabilities and be used to evaluate a range of policy options.

Introduzione (Teaser)

Climate change impacts, such as rising temperatures, prolonged droughts and extreme precipitation, are expected to affect many areas, including mountain regions. A large consortium worked to develop advanced models to quantify and predict the impact of climate change primarily on surface water.

Descrizione progetto (Article)

It is now widely accepted that human activities are capable of triggering climate change, with potentially significant environmental and socioeconomic impacts. Although the effects of the changing climate will be largely dependent on the region, it is of vital importance to devise tools for monitoring and predicting these effects.

Based on this, the EU-funded http://www.acqwa.ch (ACQWA) (Assessment of climatic change and impacts on the quantity and quality of water) project was established. Thirty-seven partners worked together, focusing on water as a vital component of human, animal and plant communities.

Advanced modelling techniques were employed to quantify the influence of climatic change on river discharge and on water resource availability. Partners used case study regions in the European Alps, the Pyrenees, the Andes, and Central Asia to assess changes in temperature and precipitation and to develop regional climate projections of change. New remote sensing optical tools were created for simulating the response of snow and ice in mountains.

The impacts of climate change on various hydrological processes and on the incidence of extreme events in catchment areas were also analysed. The project concluded that changes in the hydrological characteristics of rivers originating in mountain regions will spread towards populated lowland regions. Therefore, researchers estimated changes in the quantity and seasonality of water on aquatic ecosystems, tourism, agriculture and the energy (hydropower) sectors.

ACQWA demonstrated the need for a more integrated and comprehensive approach to water use and management and to go beyond the conventional water basin management approach. It was shown that consideration should also be given to other socioeconomic factors and the way in which water policies interact with other policies (e.g., energy, agriculture) at the local, national and supra-national level. Future research should address inconsistencies between physical and socioeconomic data, which are collected by different bodies for different purposes. This would require the compilation of compatible data sets and conversion between different data formats. In addition, more research and policy initiatives are needed to improve the efficiency of water resource allocation through the use of economic flexibility mechanisms.

By understanding the implications of a changing climate, ACQWA partners have helped formulate appropriate policies for avoiding extreme situations and to optimise water governance.

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