Climatewater Bridging the gap between adaptation strategies of
climate change impacts and European water policies
Seventh Framework Programme
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Final Climate Water Symposium 13-14 October 2011, Budapest

The registration is open to the final symposium of Climate Water project that will introduce the major results of the project, such as
  • Climate change impacts on the hydrological cycle, water resources and water management reviewed for major topic categories: Impacts on the society and economy as direct impacts on life and health of the population; Indirect impacts on the society through direct impacts on economic activities; Water related impacts on nature, terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems.
  • Adaptation strategies are the most important results, being reviewed in 6 major categories: water demand side, supply side, damage prevention, main water industries, adaptive capacities and control of water pollution.
  • The identified research needs, where 11 very important new or novel fields are considered, such as ecohydrology. The final output is a list of advises to upgrade water-impact related EU policies, such as a novel approach to WFD/RBMP and new strategies to flood control.
All conclusions of the symposium discussions will be uploaded to the document library on the platform. Please note that the number of participants is limited.

Venue: VITUKI Environmental Protection and Water Management Research Institute
Address: 1 Kvassay J. Road, H-1095 Budapest

Co-organised event: PSI Connect Training workshop
How to connect policy and science for improved water resources management: A practical introduction to Knowledge Brokering
12 October 2011
Venue: VITUKI Environmental Protection and Water Management Research Institute

For more information and registration please download the brochure and application form or contact directly the organisers.

Click here if you would like to make a presentation at the symposium.

Climate Water final symposium
Ms. Szilvia Godor

PSI-Connect Training
Dr. Catarina Henriques

The Project ClimateWater is aimed as the first step on the analysis and synthesis of data and information on the likely (known, assumed, expected, modelled, forecasted, predicted, estimated etc.) water related impacts of the changes of the climate with special regard to their risk and to the urgency of getting prepared to combat these changes and their impacts.

Results of major recently completed and ongoing research projects will be in the main focus. The Project will identify all adaptation strategies that were developed in Europe and also globally for handling (preventing, eliminating, combating, mitigating) the impacts of global climate changes on water resources and aquatic ecosystems, including all other water related issues of the society and nature.

Research needs
in the field of 'climate impact on the water cycle and water users' will be identified with special regard to enable the ranking of adaptation action in the light of the magnitude of impact on water resources and the urgency of the action needed. The most important output of the project will be the identification of gaps that would hinder the implementation of the EU water policy in combating climate impacts on water.

The overall objective of the ClimateWater project is to study European and international adaptation measures and strategies related to climate change impacts and how these are taken into account in water policies. The project will formulate a coherent framework on adaptation strategies of climate change impacts on water resources, water cycling and water uses of the society and nature with special regard to those that water policy has to take into account when considering climate change impacts.

The project will bring together scientific and policy experiences on the existing and/or missing links between climate change and water management and will help to
  • identify research needs on climate change impacts on water cycle and resources,
  • develop and apply methodologies for adaptation measures to climate change,
  • develop scenarios of water demand and to potential implementation on water policies.