Numerous scientists and practitioners are currently devising strategies for breaking the coarse-meshed IPCC climate forecasts down into subsets to filter out meaningful climate forecasts for individual regions and sectors.
The contribution for Europe (covered by Work Package 2 Impacts) is the research project “ClimateWater – Bridging the gap between adaptation strategies of climate change impacts and European water policies”.
Scientific coordinator of this project is Géza Jolánkai, Senior Hydrologist at the Hungarian Water Resources Research Centre (VITUKI). Vital input comes from the Hydrobotany Team of the Department of Limnology, University of Vienna, led by Georg Janauer and also from other institutions including the universities of Debrecen (H), Osnabrück (G) and Leicester (GB), the national research institutes CNR-IRSA (I), MRA (MT), SHMU (SK) and GeoEcoMar (RO), and the consulting firms Geonardo (H) and Sogreah (FR). The ClimateWater project, which was initiated in late 2008 and lasts until November 2011, is funded by the European Union’s 7th Framework Programme.
(Source: aqua press Int. 4/2010, ao. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Georg Janauer, Mag. Eva Lanz, N. Exler, Foto: www.pixelio.de)
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