From 2010 to 2014, six European research projects funded within the IWRM Net ERA-Net second call have investigated new solutions for integrated water resources management in Europe, under three main themes:

  • Climate change and adaptation,
  • Water scarcity and droughts,
  • Economics and social values for integrated water management.

Objectives of the Conference

The six projects have now come to a close! The final conference will bring opportunities for scientists, water managers, knowledge brokers and policy makers to:

  • get the most out of these recent research results,
  • exchange about their transfer to stakeholders and water managers in different European countries.
This event will be held in cooperation with the Water Joint Programming Initiative ( which will launch its first Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda in the morning of October 21st.

About the research projects

Impacts of climate change on water resources management: regional strategies and European view

DE (Department of Hydraulic Engineering and Water Ressources Management & Center for Environmental Systems Research, Univ. of Kassel) – FR (IRSTEA, EPTB Seine Grands Lacs) – IT (Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Bari)

Developing an integrated model to predict abiotic habitat conditions and biota of rivers for application in climate change research and water management

DE (Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, Univ. of Duisburg-Essen – Depmt of Aquatic Ecology, Christian-Albrechts Univ. – Depmt of Hydrology and Water Resources Management) – PT (Centre of Marine Sciences – Univ. of Algarve) – FR (Univ. Paul Sabatier – Depmt of Evolution and Biological Diversity)

IWRM for Climate Change Adaptation in Rural Social Ecosystems in Southern Europe

IT (Euro-Med. Centre of Climate Change) – PT (Ensino, Investigação e Administração S.A., Atlântica Univ.) – SP (Univ. Politécnica de Valencia)

Utilizing the Ecosyst. Services Approach for Water Framework Directive Implementation

FR (Asconit Consultants, Centre de Recherche pour l’Etude et l’Observation des Conditions de vie) – PT (Instituto do Mar) – DE (Society-Economy-Ecology-Consulting, InterSus Sustainability Services)

WATER-2-ADAPT: Resilience enhancement and water demand management for climate change adaptation

IT (Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei) – SP (Basque Centre for Climate Change) – DE (Society-Economy-Ecology-Consulting, Chamber of Agriculture of Lower Saxony)

Water markets scenarios for southern Europe: New solutions for coping with water scarcity and drought risk

FR (BRGM, ACTéon, IRSTEA) – IT (Depmt of Agricultural Sciences, Univ. of Bologna) – SP (Univ. Politécnica de Madrid, Univ. de Cordoba)