methodology to predict water availability in different scenarios
|WATER TOPIC||Management process|
|KEYWORDS||Water use and adaptation to global change|
|MARKET NEED TAILORED|
There is clear evidence that human activity is influencing climate leading to strong impacts and changes in natural and human systems. New policies must be carried out beyond mitigation efforts (reduction of greenhouse gases). Recommendations on how to produce those policies are needed.
Water planning adaptation to climate change impacts. The main objectives are (1) to establish land vulnerabilities according to water availability and (2) to propose adaptations addressed to overcome these vulnerabilities. And finally, to suggest recommendations on how to optimize future water uses.
|STATE OF DEVELOPMENT|
Small scale Pilot catchments:
The study areas are three medium-sized catchments which represent different environmental conditions: Fluvià, Tordera and Siurana
|INNOVATIVE ASPECTS AND ADVANTAGES|
The multi-disciplinary approach at detailed scale and the integrated balance of water use.
|INTELLECTUAL/INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY RIGHTS|
All models used in the methodology are free use software. *All results are public free access
Methodology can be used in any other catchments at local level scale.
Municipalities, other river basin areas, public bodies and research centers
|Estimation of risks|
|TECHNICAL RISKS||Uncertainties of the modelling analysis|
|NEXT STEPS TO ACHIEVE THE STATUS 'READY TO USE'|
|TYPE OF PARTNER FOR THE NEXT DEVELOPMENTS||Public organisations producing policies (local environmental bodies, river basin agencies), universities, research centres and environmental consulting enterprises.|
|TASKS TO BE PERFORMED|
|Estimation of ressources|
|RESOURCES FOR NEXT STEPS|
Economical resources and expertises
|TECHNICAL CONTACT||Diana Pascual and Eduard Pla *Centre de Recerca Ecològica i Aplicacions Forestals (CREAF) *Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona *08193 Bellaterra (Barcelona) *Catalonia, Spain *Tel. +(34) 93 581 4675 *Fax +(34) 93 581 4151 email@example.com|
|WATER RTOM CONTACT||Amphos21|
|PROJECT DESCRIPTION||Water planning adaptation to climate change impacts. The main objectives are (1) to establish land vulnerabilities according to water availability and (2) to propose adaptations addressed to overcome these vulnerabilities. And finally, to suggest recommendations on how to optimize future water uses.|
|LEADER||CREAF (Centre for Ecological Research and Forestry Applications)|
|FUNDING ORGANISATION||La Caixa Obra Social|