Research projects - International
EDGE. End-to-end Demonstrator for improved decision making in the water sector in Europe (2015-2017), coordinated by the Center for Ecology and Hydrology (UK), the EDGE is a proof-of-concept research project which will combine climate data and a state-of-the-art multi-model hydrological modelling chain to deliver a demonstration water-oriented information service. The EDgE team will work with key European stakeholders representative of private and public sectors to jointly develop and tailor approaches and techniques to assist them in using improved climate information in decision-making, and support development of climate change adaptation and mitigation policies. By placing stakeholders at the heart of the research, EDgE bridges the gap between the data generated by climatological and hydrological models and the information needed by decision-makers. The FNCA participates as stakeholder. November 2015 to December 2017
Water Crimes. Increasing knowledge and assessing risks and threats of crimes against water in Europe (2016-2017), coordinated by the SiTI Security and Safety Department, the goal of the WATER CRIMES research project is to provide the first strategic analysis of crimes against water resources in Europe. WATER CRIMES project will advance the existing knowledge on water crimes today (inventory) and in a mid-term scenarios in Europe (outlook). The WATER CRIMES project aims to advance knowledge in this field through four main activities:Developing an inventory of water crimes, analysing the potential impacts of water crimes in Europe, developing a mid-term outlook of crime trends and developing policy recommendations and mitigation strategies. 2016-2017.
Economic Instruments for Sustainable Water Management in Water Scarce and Drought Prone Irrigated Areas (Water Incent) (2015-2017), coordinated by researches of the Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (Italy). The overall goal of Water Incent is to design and develop economic models to assess the role of insurance and water markets as tools to implement efficient and effective water policies in South Europe, with a focus in two case studies: the Segura basin (South-eastern Spain) and Po basin (Italy). FNCA participates in the “Water Agora”, a forum to assess the Water Incent project and to evalute its scientific results. Water Incent is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie action - Individual Fellowship developed under the Horizon 2020 framework. GA 660608. June 2015-May 2017
Sustainable Water ActioN: building research links between EU and US (SWAN) (2012-2016), on collaboration and learning networks between Europe and United States on climatic change, risks and participation, where FNCA participates in the Stakeholders Committee. Co-ordinated by the Universidad de Sevilla (http://swanproject.webhost.uits.arizona.edu/). FP7-INCO. 2012-2016. Ref: 294947.
Co-operative Research on Environmental Problems in Europe (CREPE) (2008-2010), co-ordinated by the Open University (UK), where FNCA participated in WP3 “Water scarcity and its virtual export from Spain to the UK”. dealing with virtual water and water footprint. (http://crepeweb.net). FP7-SIS. 2008-2010. CT-2008-217647.
Towards effective involvement of local government in Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) in river basins of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region (LOGO Water) (2005-2007), on the collaboration among researchers and stakeholders to analyze the existing scientific findings and practical experiences regarding local government involvement in IWRM. Co-ordinated by ICLEI (Germany), the FNCA was Leader of workpackages WP4, dealing with the analysis of European rivers, and WP7, on proposals for future work. (http://www.iclei-europe.org/index.php?id=1541). FP6-INCO. 2005-2007. Ref: 3717.
Assessment of the WFD Implementation process in Europe (2006-2008), co-ordinated by the Aquanet European Foundation and with the support of the Ministry of Environment. The FNCA carried out the monitoring of the WFD implementation process in Spain at national and river-basin scales. 2006-2008.
Project “Du Ru de la Lande” (2005): Management of the stormwater in the big urban areas: integration of the local and regional responsibilities for the accomplishment of the Water Framework Directive, leaded by FNCA, the project team was integrated by water experts from Spain, France, United Kingdom and Italy. The overall goals of this project, which takes as case study “du Ru de La Lande” (Val de Marne, France), were to reduce the risk of floods due to the stormwater flows drained in urban areas, to avoid the environmental impacts on the acuatic ecosystems due to the colapse of sewers and the consequent overflow of stormwater and to minimize the risks in public health due to this type of direct discharge of sewage and rainwater during storms. Funded by the Département du Val de Marne, France. 2005.