SCENES Water Scenarios for Europe and Neighbouring States

Country: EU Projects
Start Date:   1/1/2007         Duration: 60 months         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.
Project Summary:
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
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Project Resources:
Funding Programme(s): 
EC Framework Programme 6
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Submitted by: EUGRIS Team Dr Antony Chapman  Who does what?  07/11/2007 18:46:00
Updated by: EUGRIS Team Professor Paul Bardos  Who does what?  25/10/2008 10:16:00