SCENES Water Scenarios for Europe and Neighbouring States
| Country: EU Projects
| Start Date:
Project Type: RTD
| Contract Number: 036822
| Organisation Type:
University research group / research institute
Water and sanitation-->Water and sanitation Overview
Water resources and their management -->Monitoring and mitigation
Water resources and their management -->River basin management
Water resources and their management -->River basins
Water resources and their management -->Stresses, quality and ecological status
Water resources and their management -->Water resources and their management Overview
| Project objectives:
The aim is to develop and analyse a set of comprehensive scenarios of Europe’s freshwater
futures up to 2025. The SCENES scenarios will provide a reference point for longterm strategic planning of European water resource development, alert policymakers
and stakeholders about emerging problems, allow river basin managers to test regional and local water plans against uncertainties and surprises, be both
qualitative and quantitative. The objectives of the project are as follows:
To evaluate different methodologies for developing scenarios of Europe's waters with the aim of improving these methodologies, involving different pan-Europe,
regional and pilot area scale modelling efforts.
To develop and analyse a set of comprehensive scenarios of Europe's fresh waters up to 2025. To evaluate the socio-economic, environmental and ecological
impacts of the different water scenarios.
To help launch an on-going process in Europe of scenario-development.
Qualitative scenarios (storylines) provide an internally consistent picture of
how water resources in different parts of Europe may develop. Analysis will focus on both water quantity and water quality, with special regard to the requirements
of the Water Framework Directive.
Quantitative scenarios will complement the storyline by providing numerical information. These results, produced by state of the art models, will 'enrich'
the qualitative scenarios by showing trends and dynamics not apparent in storylines.
The project has five work packages, besides project management modules:
WP1: Driving forces and policy measures
WP2: Scenario development
WP3: Modelling tools
WP4: Impact Analysis
WP5: Support for Policies
The project includes four case study regions, namely The Baltic, The Black Sea, The Lower Danube and the Mediterranean Region
| Achieved Objectives:
| Product Descriptions:
Reports are available at this page: http://www.environment.fi/default.asp?no ...
| Additional Information:
| Project Resources:
| Funding Programme(s):
EC Framework Programme 6
| Link to Organisations:
Dr Antony Chapman
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