WATER-2b-2015: SMEs and Universities sought for a proposal on the assessment of climate change impacts on Water-Land-Energy Nexus at multiple spatial scales
PRESENTATION OF THE ASSOCIATION
A Greek University along with other EU Universities are willing to submit a H2020-WATER-2b-2015 proposal: Assessment of climate change impacts on Water-Land Energy nexus at multiple spatial scales. SMEs with expertise in water quality-water reuse projects for results dissemination and testing are being sought. Universities for assessing low-carbon options and biomass quantification are also needed. Municipalities and regional authorities are also needed for implementation purposes
DESCRIPTION OF THE PROJECT
The common approaches to assessing the impact of climate change on the water-land-energy nexus are qualitative, empirical, and based on ad hoc adoption of hydrologic and climate models. These models focus on metrics at very coarse scales, and they are disjointed from local ecosystem services. Furthermore, no existing model can provide an assessment of the uncertainty of future predictions. The proposed project will link the multi-scale, space-time dynamics of watershed and energy systems to atmospheric boundary layer and Global Climate Models, and provide quantitative uncertainty estimates of their predictions through a wideranging effort of analysis, modeling and field observations.
The team is looking for Universities for integrating low-carbon options and biomass quantification, SMEs with expertise in water quality-water reuse assessement projects for Regional authorities are also sought for implementing the emerged strategies and interacting with the existing regulatory frameworks.
The proposal will be submitted in the first stage of the topic WATER-2b-2015 of H2020.
The novelty of the research effort lies in the combined use of physically-based models at different time scales to determine the effects of climate change and energy usage on real ecosystems. As an integrated outcome, the proposed research will lead to the determination of specific habitat conditions and their linkage to climate and watershed practice changes. Erosion identification as well as annual sediment yields for a given watershed will be enabled thereby providing quantitative information of land sustainability. This will create an ideal instrument for evaluation and prognosis for basin management and stewardship purposes.
-Universities for assessing low-carbon options and biomass quantification (agroforestry andenvironmental engineering departments).
-SMEs on Water Management in order to offer practical solutions and perform in situ testingactivities and contribute to the dissemination and exploitation of the results
-Municipalities and regional authorities for implementation purposes.
FIELD OF ACTIVITY
Research & Development
DEADLINE FOR DE PARTNER SEARCH
DEADLINE FOR THE SUBMISSION OF THE PROJECT
Axencia Galega de Innovación
Carlos Sánchez Vecino