WASSERMED

Water Availability and Security in Southern EuRope and the Mediterranean

 Coordinatore CENTRO EURO-MEDITERRANEO SUI CAMBIAMENTI CLIMATICI SCARL 

 Organization address address: VIA A IMPERATORE 16
city: LECCE
postcode: 73100

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Laura
Cognome: Panzera
Email: send email
Telefono: +39 0832 288 650
Fax: +39 0832 277 603

 Nazionalità Coordinatore Italy [IT]
 Totale costo 3˙669˙943 €
 EC contributo 2˙933˙973 €
 Programma FP7-ENVIRONMENT
Specific Programme "Cooperation": Environment (including Climate Change)
 Code Call FP7-ENV-2009-1
 Funding Scheme CP-FP-SICA
 Anno di inizio 2010
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 2010-01-01   -   2013-03-31

 Partecipanti

# participant  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    CENTRO EURO-MEDITERRANEO SUI CAMBIAMENTI CLIMATICI SCARL

 Organization address address: VIA A IMPERATORE 16
city: LECCE
postcode: 73100

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Laura
Cognome: Panzera
Email: send email
Telefono: +39 0832 288 650
Fax: +39 0832 277 603

IT (LECCE) coordinator 862˙640.00
2    NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA

 Organization address address: HEROON POLYTECHNIOU 9 ZOGRAPHOU CAMPUS
city: ATHINA
postcode: 15780

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Dionysis
Cognome: Assimacopoulos
Email: send email
Telefono: 302108000000
Fax: 0030210-7721196

EL (ATHINA) participant 387˙000.00
3    THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER

 Organization address address: Northcote House, The Queen's Drive
city: EXETER
postcode: EX4 4QJ

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Enda
Cognome: Clarke
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 1392 263744
Fax: +44 1392 263686

UK (EXETER) participant 350˙606.80
4    CENTRO INTERNAZIONALE DI ALTI STUDI AGRONOMICI MEDITERRANEI - ISTITUTO AGRONOMICO MEDITERRANEO DI BARI

 Organization address address: Via Ceglie 9
city: VALENZANO
postcode: 70010

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Saverio
Cognome: De Santis
Email: send email
Telefono: +39 080 46 06 411
Fax: +39 080 46 06 206

IT (VALENZANO) participant 275˙580.00
5    POTSDAM INSTITUT FUER KLIMAFOLGENFORSCHUNG

 Organization address address: Telegrafenberg 31
city: POTSDAM
postcode: 14412

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Frauke
Cognome: Haneberg
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 331 2882500
Fax: +49 331 2882411

DE (POTSDAM) participant 262˙801.50
6    INSTITUT DE RECHERCHE POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT

 Organization address address: Boulevard de Dunkerque - CS 90009 44
city: MARSEILLE
postcode: 13572

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Ariel
Cognome: Crozon
Email: send email
Telefono: + 33 4 91 99 94 56
Fax: + 33 4 91 99 92 12

FR (MARSEILLE) participant 202˙248.00
7    UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID

 Organization address address: Calle Ramiro de Maeztu 7
city: MADRID
postcode: 28040

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Gonzalo
Cognome: Leon
Email: send email
Telefono: +34 91 3366048
Fax: +34 91 3365974

ES (MADRID) participant 179˙021.00
8    MINISTRY OF WATER RESOURCES AND IRRIGATION

 Organization address address: Korniche El-Nil
city: Giza
postcode: 12666

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Maha
Cognome: Tawfik
Email: send email
Telefono: + (202) 4218 4757
Fax: + (202) 4218 2070

EG (Giza) participant 107˙600.00
9    Institut National Agronomique de Tunisie

 Organization address address: Avenue Charles Nicolle 43
city: Tunis
postcode: 1082

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Mahmoud Elies
Cognome: Hamza
Email: send email
Telefono: + 216 71 892 785
Fax: + 216 71 799 391

TN (Tunis) participant 107˙556.00
10    CLU srl

 Organization address address: VIA TOGLIATTI 17/C
city: Castelfranco Emilia (MO)
postcode: 41013

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Luisella
Cognome: Bianco
Email: send email
Telefono: 39051375977
Fax: 39051375977

IT (Castelfranco Emilia (MO)) participant 90˙720.00
11    National Center For agricultural research and Extension

 Organization address address: Amman Jarech Street 12
city: Amman
postcode: 19381

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Ghada
Cognome: Al-Naber
Email: send email
Telefono: +962 6 4725071
Fax: +962 6 4726099

JO (Amman) participant 54˙200.00
12    UNIVERSITY OF JORDAN

 Organization address address: QUEEN RANIA AL ABDULLAH STREET
city: Amman
postcode: 11942

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Samir
Cognome: Habib
Email: send email
Telefono: 00 962 6 5355000 ext. 21086
Fax: 00 962 6 5339501

JO (Amman) participant 54˙000.00

Mappa


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hydrology    security    extreme    east    risks    climate    southern    interdisciplinary    rainfall    threats    models    implications    water    human    special    environmental    impact    impacts    holistic    agriculture    mediterranean    policies    tourism    scenarios    local    river    north    africa    risk    regions    sectors    national    island    middle    hydrological    integration    provides    macroeconomic    societal    frequency    wassermed   

 Obiettivo del progetto (Objective)

'The WASSERMed project will analyse, in a multi-disciplinary way, ongoing and future climate induced changes in hydrological budgets and extremes in southern Europe, North Africa and the Middle East under the frame of threats to national and human security. A climatic and hydrological component directly addresses the reduction of uncertainty and quantification of risk. This component will provide an interface to other climatologic projects and models, producing climate change scenarios for the Mediterranean and Southern Europe, with special emphasis on precipitation. Five case studies will be considered: 1) Syros Island (Greece), 2) Sardinia Island (Italy), 3) Merguellil watershed (Tunisia), 4) Jordan river basin, and 5) the Nile River system (Egypt). The case studies are illustrative and represent situations which deserve special attention, due to their relevance to national and human security. Furthermore, impacts on key strategic sectors, such as agriculture and tourism, will be considered, as well as macroeconomic implications of water availability in terms of regional income, consumption, investment, trade flows, industrial structure and competitiveness. WASSERMed is an interdisciplinary project, which overall aims at all three targets of the call, through the integration of climate change scenarios, holistic water system modelling and interdisciplinary impact assessment, with three main contributions: a) Integration of climate change scenarios, holistic water system modelling. This provides results for reduction of uncertainties of climate change impacts on hydrology in the identified regions; b) Interdisciplinary approach, coupling macroeconomic implications and technical indicators. This provides a better assessment of climate effects to water resources, water uses and expected security risks; c) Proposal of specific adaptation measures for key sectors of the Mediterranean economy. This provides better basis for achieving water security.'

Introduzione (Teaser)

Climate change threat to water security

Descrizione progetto (Article)

Southern Europe, North Africa and the Middle East are recognised as being at risk of water shortage as a result of the impacts of climate change. These could include a rise in temperatures, a decrease in rainfall, and an increase in the frequency and intensity of extreme weather.

Climate change will put an increased strain on the two main economic sectors in these regions: agriculture and tourism. This will result in wider environmental and societal impacts at both the national and local scales.

This problem was addressed by the 'Water availability and security in southern Europe and the Mediterranean' (WASSERMED) project. The initiative built on the knowledge amassed through the efforts of previous EU-funded projects.

The consortium used a series of case studies to investigate the societal effects caused by climate change and the allocation of scarce water supplies. The case studies were conducted with the involvement of local communities and stakeholders. They reflected a variety of conditions facing the Mediterranean, for both European and partner countries.

Project partners examined changes to average rainfall and frequency, including extreme rain events, runoff water and groundwater levels. Potential conflicts on water usage, such as between tourists and local residents, were also studied.

The aim of WASSERMED was to develop strategies, technological solutions and management practices for mitigating the negative impacts of climate change. Project results contributed to improvements in existing climate change and hydrology models. This leads to a better understanding of the impact of climate change on water resources, water usage and possible security risks.

WASSERMED therefore improved understanding of the effects of climate change and the adoption of better policies. These policies will help mitigate the potential threats to socioeconomic development and environmental sustainability in vulnerable areas around the Mediterranean.

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