| Project objectives:
The overall objective of the ClimateWater project is to study European and international adaptation measures and strategies related to climate change impacts
and how these are taken into account in water policies. The project will formulate a coherent framework on adaptation strategies of climate change impacts
on water resources, water cycling and water uses of the society and nature with special regard to those that water policy has to take into account when considering
climate change impacts.
The project will bring together scientific and policy experiences on the existing and/or missing links between climate change and water management and
will help to
* identify research needs on climate change impacts on water cycle and resources,
* develop and apply methodologies for adaptation measures to climate change,
* develop scenarios of water demand and to potential implementation on water policies.
The Project ClimateWater is aimed as the first step on the analysis and synthesis of data and information on the likely (known, assumed, expected, modelled,
forecasted, predicted, estimated etc.) water related impacts of the changes of the climate with special regard to their risk and to the urgency of getting prepared
to combat these changes and their impacts.
Results of major recently completed and ongoing research projects will be in the main focus. The Project will identify all adaptation strategies that were
developed in Europe and also globally for handling (preventing, eliminating, combating, mitigating) the impacts of global climate changes on water resources
and aquatic ecosystems, including all other water related issues of the society and nature.
Research needs in the field of 'climate impact on the water cycle and water users' will be identified with special regard to enable the ranking of adaptation
action in the light of the magnitude of impact on water resources and the urgency of the action needed. The most important output of the project will be the identification
of gaps that would hinder the implementation of the EU water policy in combating climate impacts on water.