|Written by Hermann Klug|
|Saturday, 25 April 2009|
methodological approach includes defining water problems via knowledge
exchange, using tools such as questionnaires, measurements, sampling,
experiments, modelling, GIS, maps and graphs. Strategies include harmonization
of existing databases and development of real-time data transmission system.
The methodology is integrated, multi-level, multi-disciplinary and
multi-lingual. All partners will communicate at 3 levels: the
The partners then communicate transalpine examples to regional stakeholders to induce concrete actions of water management. Results include exchange of experience of best practice from the Early Warning System for water managers, authorities and governing bodies. Possible investments include water re-use technologies and agricultural crop adaptation.
The main results will be used by the project observers and also the following, most of which will be part of the Stakeholder Interaction Forum:
With a soundly interlinked monitoring and modelling network at the transalpine scale, dynamically updated inputs to the Early Warning System will enable a perennial and sustainable operational framework for future predictions of water scarcity. Responsible regional authorities should monitor the sustainability of results by ensuring the active continuation of the Stakeholder Forum, the continuation of important parts of the monitoring networks and the Early Warning System. A spin-off effect of the project is envisaged on the basis of working examples of best practice adapted to Water Scarcity problems. Expected long-term results of the project include economic growth of the regions based on sound water partition and adaptation in sectors including agriculture, hydropower and tourism. The project should provide the basis for hydropower companies to fulfil the environmental criteria for long lasting Green Energy and enhance their competitiveness in the European energy market.
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