STEP-WISE Science, Technology and Policy Interfacing using WISE–RTD

Country: EU Projects
Start Date:   1/1/2011         Duration: 24 months         Project Type: Acompanying Measure
Contract Number: 265308
Organisation Type:  EC Project
Water resources and their management -->Costs, benefits and sustainability
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 policy and science related contents of WISE-RTD, and the two-way gap analyses will form the basis for dissemination using different user-friendly media. 
Innovative dissemination tools and activities will direct to different audiences/stakeholders at targeted national and/or international level including
policy makers, researchers and industries
Project Summary:
The WISE-RTD Web Portal has already been implemented to serve as a dissemination tool, linking diverse EC Water Framework Directive policy aspects to FP RTD 
(and LIFE) results, thus bridging the science policy gap in information exchange. Amendment of WISE-RTD to include also other (EC) Directives that relate
to water policies will expand the current set of intricate algorithms that define science-policy interactions. In addition, the WISE-RTD structure will
be expanded with environmental technologies focusing on water. FP (and LIFE) funded environmental research projects and results with high EU added value
will be identified and selected using preset criteria. By uploading these projects/RTD results using a dedicated tool WPIS (Web Portal Input System) to the
WISE-RTD Web Portal, the information automatically become linked to the diverse sets of policy instruments. The WISE-RTD Web Portal will be used to evaluate
whether policy questions have been answered by the RTD outcome (top down, scientific support to policy), and whether needs from identified stakeholders,
e.g. from the environmental water technologies sector, are covered by policy issues (bottom-up). Merging of these two approaches will form the gap-analysis,
recommendations towards a better uptake of FP environmental RTD results with tangible impact on economic growth and social welfare.
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Project Resources:
Funding Programme(s): 
EC FP7: Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development.
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Submitted by: EUGRIS Team Professor Paul Bardos  Who does what?  23/03/2011 12:11:00