UNCCD

WATCH RESEARCH PROJECT: "Water and Global Change".

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Entité concernée: European Union

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Informations générales

Informations générales

Titre des bonnes pratiques:

WATCH RESEARCH PROJECT: "Water and Global Change".

Entité concernée:

European Union

Classification

Contribution aux mesures de la DDTS

  • Adaptation

Contribution aux objectifs stratégiques

  • Améliorer les conditions de vie des populations touchées
  • Améliorer les conditions des écosystèmes touchés
  • Générer des bénéfices à l’échelle mondiale grâce à une mise en œuvre efficace de la Convention

Spécifications

Section 1. Contexte de la meilleure pratique : conditions du cadre (environnement naturel et humain)

Brève description de la meilleure pratique

This Integrated Project Water and Global Change (WATCH), funded under the EU FP6, will bring together the hydrological, water resources and climate communities to analyse, quantify an predict the components of the current and future global water cycles and related water resources states; evaluate their uncertainties and clarify the overall vulnerability of global water resources related to the main societal and economic sectors (read more about the work).
http://www.eu-watch.org/nl/25222705-Home.html

Sur la base de quel critère/indicateur(s) (sans relation avec la stratégie) la pratique proposée et technologie correspondante ont-elles été considérées comme « meilleures »?

On the basis of measures, methods or activities that are considered successful in terms of achieving desired outcomes and good performances when it comes to UNCCD operational and strategic objectives, and that are contributing to enhance the implementation of the Convention.

Section 2. Problèmes abordés (causes directes et indirectes) et objectifs de la meilleure pratique

Principaux problèmes abordés par la meilleure pratique

This Integrated Project Water and Global Change (WATCH) will bring together the hydrological, water resources and climate communities, to analyse, quantify and predict the components of the current and future global water cycles and related water resources states, evaluate their uncertainties and clarify the overall vulnerability of global water resources related to the main societal and economic sectors.|

Précisez les objectifs de la meilleure pratique

1. Analyse and describe the current global water cycle, especially causal chains leading to observable changes in extremes (droughts and floods)
|2. Evaluate how the global water cycle and its extremes respond to future drivers of global change (including greenhouse gas release and land cover change)
|3. Evaluate feedbacks in the coupled system as they affect the global water cycle
|4. Evaluate the uncertainties in the predictions of coupled climate-hydrological- land-use models using a combination of model ensembles and observations
|5. Develop an enhanced (modelling) framework to assess the future vulnerability of water as a resource, and in relation to water/climate related vulnerabilities and risks of the major water related sectors, such as agriculture, nature and utilities (energy, industry and drinking water sector)
|6. Provide comprehensive quantitative and qualitative assessments and predictions of the vulnerability of the water resources and water-/climate-related vulnerabilities and risks for the 21st century
|7. Collaborate intensively with the key leading research groups on water cycle and water resources in USA and Japan
|8. Collaborate intensively in dissemination of its scientific results with major research programmes worldwide  (WCRP -World Climate Research Programme-, IGBP -International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme)
|9. Collaborate intensively in dissemination of its practical and applied  results with major water resources and water management platforms and professional organisations worldwide (WWC -World Water Council, IWA - International Water Association) and at a scale of 5 selected river basins in Europe.

Section 4. Institutions/acteurs impliqués (collaboration, participation, rôle des parties prenantes)

Nom et adresse de l’institution développant la technologie


CENTRE FOR ECOLOGY AND HYDROLOGY
|Contact person:
Dr. Tanya A. Warnaars
WATCH Scientific Project Officer
Contact address:
Centre for Ecology and Hydrology
Maclean Building, Wallingford
Oxfordshire, OX10 8BB

La technologie a-t-elle été développée en partenariat ?

Oui

Dressez la liste des partenaires :

Natural Environment Research Council Centre for Ecology and Hydrology
http://www.ceh.ac.uk/
      |Wageningen University and Research Centre
http://www.wur.nl/UK
|VU University of Amsterdam  
http://www.vu.nl/en/index.asp    
|Danish Meteorological Institute
http://www.dmi.dk/eng/index/forecasts.htm
|CEMAGREF   
http://www.cemagref.fr/English/   
|University of Frankfurt
http://www.uni-frankfurt.de/
|International Centre for Theoretical Physics – ICTP Trieste  
http://www.ictp.trieste.it/ |UK Met Office - Hadley Centre   
http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/research/hadleycentre/     
|Max Plank Institute for Meteorology
http://www.mpimet.mpg.de/en/home.html    
|Polish Academy of Science
|Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
http://www.pik-potsdam.de/|Technical University of Crete     
http://en.tuc.gr/|University of Oslo
http://www.uio.no/english/       
|University of Valencia   
http://www.uv.es/webuv/index.htm  
|University of Oxford     
http://www.ox.ac.uk/|IIASA - Int. Institute for Applied Systems Analysis
http://www.iiasa.ac.at/|Laboratoire de Meteorologie Dynamique, Paris    
http://www.lmd.jussieu.fr/?set_language=en&cl=en|University of Lisbon   
|Comenius University, Bratislava     
|Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas http://www.csic.es/web/guest/home   |University of Kassel  
http://cms.uni-kassel.de/unicms/    
|Observatoire de Paris
http://www.obspm.fr/obsparis.en.shtml
|T.G. Masaryka Water Research Institute
http://www.vuv.cz/ohsvao-ostrava?option=com_content&task=view&Itemid=61
|Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate
http://www.nve.no/modules/module_111/news_group_view.asp?iCategoryid=623&lang=e|KIWA
http://www.kiwa.nl/netherlands/index.aspx?rdr=true&LangType=1043

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