Adaptive and sustainable water management and protection of society and nature in an extreme climate
The project CLIWAT defines the means for better adapting to climate change, reducing associated risks and protecting society and nature in a more extreme climate. The project uses a case study approach in the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark and Germany.
It focuses on the following three areas of intervention:
- Transboundary groundwater models will be developed to reveal the consequences of climate change on waterworks and important aquifers in each coastal region;
- Effects of increased leaching from agriculture and industrial sites and landfills on groundwater quality will be investigated;
- Recommendations will be developed concerning future legislation, new standards for drainage, construction of roads and buildings, and other coping and adaptation mechanisms.
This project is sponsored by The European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), INTERREG IV B North Sea Region Programme.
- Groundwater in a Future Climate (Handbook for Practioners)
- 6th CLIWAT newsletter, Dec. 2011
- Special Issue of Hydrology and Earth Systems Sciences: 'Assessing the impact of climate change for adaptive water management in coastal regions'
- Online VL-Geomodel Webserver for viewing hydro-geological maps of the surface and subsurface in the North Sea region.