AMBER is a H2020 EU project targeted to improve European streams connectivity. AMBER will apply adaptive barrier management to help reconnect Europe’s rivers, the smart way. AMBER will make the first global assessment of stream connectivity across Europe, and use the power of citizen science and the latest developments in remote sensing, molecular methods and assessment of ecosystem services to prioritize areas for conservation and optimize barrier management.
People involved: Andrea Castelletti (PI), Barbara Belletti, Simone Bizzi. Duration: 2016-2020. More info HERE.
SO-WATCH is a Fondazione Cariplo project aiming at developing and testing a novel decision-analytic framework to assist decision-makers in designing and assessing alternative soft-path measures for improving the overall water productivity at the river basin scale. SO-WATCH will combine distributed and participatory management, coordination mechanisms, low-cost and reversible infrastructural interventions, and smart economics to increase the flexibility of water management practices under current and projected hydro-climatic and socio-techno-economic conditions. The framework will be developed for the Lake Como river basin, Italy. More info HERE.
IMPREX is a H2020 EU project designed to support the reduction of Europe’s vulnerability to extreme hydrological events through improved understanding of the intensity and frequency of future disrupting features that may be very different from today’s reality. By combining expertise from both public and private sector, the IMPREX project consortium aims to bridge the gap that often exists between users and providers of hydro-climatic information. The goal is to substantially improve our forecasting capability of hydrological extremes and their impacts at short to seasonal time scales. We are contributing to IMPREX by exploring the operational value of forecast for agriculture and hydropower in the Lake Como basin. More info HERE.
SmartH2O is an EU-FP7 project developing an ICT platform to understand and model the consumers’ current behaviour, based on historical and real-time water usage data, predict how the consumer behaviour can be influenced by various water demand management policies: water savings campaigns, social awareness campaigns, to dynamic water pricing schemes, and raise the awareness of water consumers on their current water usage habits and their lifestyle implications and to stimulate them to reduce water use. Results have been developed in three challenging use cases, in selected districts of Valencia (S), London (UK) and Locarno (CH) , potentially reaching millions of users. More info HERE.
IMRR – Integrated and sustainable water Management of Red-Thai Binh Rivers system in a changing climate aims at developing and promoting strategies for the sustainable management of the Red-Thai Binh Rivers System in Vietnam through coordinated decision-making and negotiation, supported by modelling and optimization tools and through capacity building of local authorities in the water sector. More info HERE.