ICRA RESEARCH: inventWater - Inventive forecasting tools for adapting water quality management to a new climate
Climate change, extreme events, and seasonal variations in weather have a profound impact on the water quality of rivers, lakes, and reservoirs. This implies the need for tools that anticipate the impacts of these environmental changes and enable effective management of aquatic resources. The growing availability of new climate products and advances in modeling tools make it possible for the first time to produce reliable forecasts of water quality in lakes and rivers on a regional and global scale, an untapped potential in the water sector. inventWater will train a new generation of professionals capable of combining fields such as data science, climate, hydrology and freshwater ecology, while developing the skills needed to translate knowledge and technical innovations into useful products. for managers, policy makers and the general public. The project is based on 15 doctoral theses on the most innovative aspects of water quality prediction applied to a wide range of problems, from local adaptation to the rise of extreme weather events, including the support for climate change adaptation strategies and the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Budget: 4.021.498 €.
ICRA budget: 726,597 €.
Principal Investigator: Rafael Marcé, RiE
Partners: ICRA, AARHUS UNIVERSITET, DkIT, UFZ, IIASA, RUHR-UNIVERSITAET BOCHUM, UNIVERSITY OF STIRLING, VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT BRUSSEL, WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY, UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK
Call: H2020-MSCA-ITN-2020 - Innovative Training Networks from Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement 956623.