WISER

Water bodies in Europe: Integrative Systems to assess Ecological status and Recovery

 Coordinatore UNIVERSITAET DUISBURG-ESSEN 

 Organization address address: UNIVERSITAETSSTRASSE 2
city: ESSEN
postcode: 45141

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Kirsten
Cognome: Gercek
Email: send email
Telefono: -1832256
Fax: -1833417

 Nazionalità Coordinatore Germany [DE]
 Totale costo 9˙022˙069 €
 EC contributo 6˙984˙092 €
 Programma FP7-ENVIRONMENT
Specific Programme "Cooperation": Environment (including Climate Change)
 Code Call FP7-ENV-2008-1
 Funding Scheme CP-IP
 Anno di inizio 2009
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 2009-03-01   -   2012-02-29

 Partecipanti

# participant  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    UNIVERSITAET DUISBURG-ESSEN

 Organization address address: UNIVERSITAETSSTRASSE 2
city: ESSEN
postcode: 45141

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Kirsten
Cognome: Gercek
Email: send email
Telefono: -1832256
Fax: -1833417

DE (ESSEN) coordinator 860˙235.50
2    NORSK INSTITUTT FOR VANNFORSKNING

 Organization address address: Gaustadaleen 21
city: OSLO
postcode: 349

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Olav
Cognome: Slinning
Email: send email
Telefono: -91617518
Fax: -22185153

NO (OSLO) participant 695˙515.50
3    AARHUS UNIVERSITET

 Organization address address: Nordre Ringgade 1
city: AARHUS C
postcode: 8000

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Helle
Cognome: Holmberg
Email: send email
Telefono: -6576
Fax: -5699

DK (AARHUS C) participant 653˙443.70
4    INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE EN SCIENCES ET TECHNOLOGIES POUR L'ENVIRONNEMENT ET L'AGRICULTURE

 Organization address address: RUE PIERRE GILLES DE GENNES 1
city: ANTONY CEDEX
postcode: 92761

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Didier
Cognome: Pont
Email: send email
Telefono: -40966520
Fax: -40966167

FR (ANTONY CEDEX) participant 487˙506.12
5    FUNDACION AZTI/AZTI FUNDAZIOA

 Organization address address: Txatxarramendi Ugartea z/g
city: SUKARRIETA (BIZKAIA)
postcode: 48395

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Amaia
Cognome: Barrena
Email: send email
Telefono: -6029460
Fax: -6870066

ES (SUKARRIETA (BIZKAIA)) participant 485˙687.44
6    AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

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

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Carlos Manuel
Cognome: Abad Ruiz
Email: send email
Telefono: -669733
Fax: -670694

ES (MADRID) participant 430˙335.47
7    SUOMEN YMPARISTOKESKUS

 Organization address address: Mechelininkatu 34a
city: HELSINKI
postcode: 251

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Ulla
Cognome: Haapanen
Email: send email
Telefono: -7493945
Fax: -4902152

FI (HELSINKI) participant 381˙778.66
8    NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL

 Organization address address: Polaris House, North Star Avenue
city: SWINDON WILTSHIRE
postcode: SN2 1EU

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Laurence
Cognome: Carvalho
Email: send email
Telefono: -4454430
Fax: -4454030

UK (SWINDON WILTSHIRE) participant 370˙081.06
9    SVERIGES LANTBRUKSUNIVERSITET

 Organization address address: ARRHENIUSPLAN 4
city: UPPSALA
postcode: 75007

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Ingrid
Cognome: Ragnarsdotter Jajke
Email: send email
Telefono: -671409
Fax: -673529

SE (UPPSALA) participant 248˙999.84
10    STICHTING DIENST LANDBOUWKUNDIG ONDERZOEK

 Organization address address: Costerweg 50
city: WAGENINGEN
postcode: 6701BH

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Hans
Cognome: Wevers
Email: send email
Telefono: +31 317 483 337
Fax: +31 317 419000

NL (WAGENINGEN) participant 229˙521.48
11    FORSCHUNGSVERBUND BERLIN E.V.

 Organization address address: Rudower Chaussee 17
city: BERLIN
postcode: 12489

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Gabriele
Cognome: Heindel
Email: send email
Telefono: -63923351
Fax: -63923268

DE (BERLIN) participant 226˙275.98
12    UNIVERSITY OF HULL

 Organization address address: COTTINGHAM ROAD
city: HULL
postcode: HU6 7RX

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Suzanne
Cognome: Meadows
Email: send email
Telefono: -482465264
Fax: -465568

UK (HULL) participant 218˙909.95
13    UNIVERSITAET FUER BODENKULTUR WIEN

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

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Andreas
Cognome: Melcher
Email: send email
Telefono: -476545181
Fax: -476545175

AT (WIEN) participant 210˙565.66
14    JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION

 Organization address address: Rue de la Loi 200
city: BRUSSELS
postcode: 1049

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Maria Arminda
Cognome: Machado
Email: send email
Telefono: +39-332-78 5940
Fax: -785731

BE (BRUSSELS) participant 187˙573.19
15    UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON

 Organization address address: GOWER STREET
city: LONDON
postcode: WC1E 6BT

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Michael
Cognome: Browne
Email: send email
Telefono: -76796111
Fax: -76796478

UK (LONDON) participant 178˙685.73
16    UNIVERSITA DEL SALENTO

 Organization address address: PIAZZETA TANCREDI 7
city: LECCE
postcode: 73100

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Carmine
Cognome: Romata
Email: send email
Telefono: -299442
Fax: -299419

IT (LECCE) participant 162˙649.62
17    IMAR- INSTITUTO DO MAR

 Organization address address: UNIVERSIDADE DE COIMBRA
city: COIMBRA
postcode: 3004-517

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: João Carlos
Cognome: Marques
Email: send email
Telefono: -239836035
Fax: -239823252

PT (COIMBRA) participant 158˙231.81
18    UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA

 Organization address address: Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
city: ROMA
postcode: 185

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Giancarlo
Cognome: Bertea
Email: send email
Telefono: -9271345
Fax: -9271354

IT (ROMA) participant 136˙674.78
19    EESTI MAAULIKOOL

 Organization address address: Kreutzwaldi 1
city: TARTU
postcode: 51014

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Eve
Cognome: Eller
Email: send email
Telefono: -7313499
Fax: -7313027

EE (TARTU) participant 129˙256.81
20    INSTITUTE OF OCEANOLOGY - BULGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

 Organization address address: Parvi Maj Street 40
city: VARNA
postcode: 9000

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Bistra
Cognome: Georgieva
Email: send email
Telefono: -897868177
Fax: -370176

BG (VARNA) participant 117˙862.43
21    STICHTING DELTARES

 Organization address address: Rotterdamseweg 185
city: DELFT
postcode: 2629HD

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Paul
Cognome: Vieyra
Email: send email
Telefono: -2858464
Fax: -2858566

NL (DELFT) participant 116˙768.44
22    INSTYTUT OCHRONY SRODOWISKA

 Organization address address: ULICA KRUCZA 5/11D
city: WARSZAWA
postcode: 00 548

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Andrzej
Cognome: Jeske
Email: send email
Telefono: -6213644
Fax: -6295237

PL (WARSZAWA) participant 93˙008.36
23    CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

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

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Rosario
Cognome: Mosello
Email: send email
Telefono: -518584
Fax: -556797

IT (ROMA) participant 81˙255.83
24    THE PROVOST, FELLOWS, FOUNDATION SCHOLARS & THE OTHER MEMBERS OF BOARD OF THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY & UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH NEAR DUBLIN

 Organization address address: College Green -
city: DUBLIN
postcode: 2

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Deirdre
Cognome: Savage
Email: send email
Telefono: -8961590
Fax: -7071281

IE (DUBLIN) participant 81˙170.52
25    BOURNEMOUTH UNIVERSITY

 Organization address address: Fern Barrow
city: "POOLE,DORSET"
postcode: BH12 5BB

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Marie
Cognome: Dunning
Email: send email
Telefono: -966318
Fax: -966204

UK ("POOLE,DORSET") participant 42˙098.95

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basin    mitigation    intercalibration    pressure    recovery    lakes    coastal    aquatic    bqes    sampling    restoration    biological    special    types    covering    rivers    wiser    analysed    status    models    human    transitional    data    bodies    good    responses    waters    ongoing    establishment    compiled    ecological    databases    categories    goals    river    degradation    stakeholders    water   

 Obiettivo del progetto (Objective)

'WISER will support the implementation of the Water Framework Directive (WFD) by developing tools for the integrated assessment of the ecological status of European surface waters (with a focus on lakes and coastal/transitional waters), and by evaluating recovery processes in rivers, lakes and coastal/transitional waters under global change constraints. The project will (1) analyse existing data from more than 90 databases compiled in previous and ongoing projects, covering all water categories, Biological Quality Elements (BQEs) and stressor types and (2) perform targeted field-sampling exercises including all relevant BQEs in lakes and in coastal/transitional waters. New assessment systems will be developed and existing systems will be evaluated for lakes and coastal/transitional waters, with special focus on how uncertainty affects classification strength, to complete a set of assessment methodologies for these water categories. Biological recovery processes, in all water categories and in different climatic conditions, will be analysed, with focus on mitigation of hydromorphological and eutrophication pressures. Large-scale data will be used to identify linkages between pressure variables and BQE responses. Specific case studies, using a variety of modelling techniques, will address selected pressure-response relationships and the efficacy of mitigation measures. The responses of different BQEs and different water categories to human-induced degradation and mitigation will be compared, with special focus on response signatures of BQEs within and among water categories. Guidance for the next steps of the intercalibration exercise will be given by comparing different intercalibration approaches. Stakeholders will be included from the outset, by building small teams of stakeholders and project partners responsible for a group of deliverables, to ensure the applicability and swift implementation of results.'

Introduzione (Teaser)

Rivers, lakes and coastal areas are under pressure from human activities that result in pollution, intensive land use and the degradation of natural habitats. To better manage challenges in this area, an EU-funded project developed methods for assessing and restoring aquatic ecosystems.

Descrizione progetto (Article)

Europe has made water protection one of its policy priorities. However, new systems to assess ecological status of water bodies need to be developed. The http://www.wiser.eu/ (WISER) (Water bodies in Europe: Integrative systems to assess ecological status and recovery) project set out to find a solution to this pressing issue.

Researchers analysed existing data covering all water categories from 118 databases compiled in previous and ongoing projects. They also conducted field sampling in rivers, lakes and coastal waters to assess the effects of restoration and management on recovery processes in these waters.

Based on literature reviews and analysis of over 700 research studies, models were developed to help river basin managers estimate the effect of restoration and mitigation measures. One of the project's goals was to also help identify measures that were potentially ineffective and rarely proven to be successful.

Project partners developed, tested and validated biological indicators for the assessment of European waters and communicated these to relevant expert groups involved in implementation of the EU Marine Strategy.

WISER facilitated the establishment of catchment management measures. The team provided guidelines for planning restoration measures and goals to achieve good ecological status, while taking into account different climate change scenarios. This was carried out within specific case study catchments.

The project also contributed to the establishment of programmes of management and restoration measures by compiling data on restoration success. Models were developed and used to determine the effects of restoration measures on ecological status. Management and restoration costs were assessed where possible and the risk of failing restoration targets was determined.

This information was used to draw up recommendations on how to design management strategies with the greatest beneficial impact on ecological status. Project outcomes also included information on the timescales needed to achieve good ecological status after management and/or restoration.

A number of practical results were achieved during the WISER project that can be applied to water body assessment and river basin management. In the future, the project's central database will be of great value, particularly for further research into aquatic organisms and ecosystem types.

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