SWITCH: Managing Water for the City of the Future

Managing Water for the City of the Future

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Coordinator: Prof. Roberto Passino, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche

Timeframe: 01/02/2005 – 31/01/2009

Water stress is a global problem with far-reaching economic and social implications. The mitigation of water stress at regional scale depends not just on technological innovations, but also on the development of new integrated water management tools and decision-making practices.

The AquaStress IP delivers enhanced interdisciplinary methodologies enabling actors at different levels of involvement and at different stages of the planning process to mitigate water stress problems. This IP draws on both academic and practitioner skills to generate knowledge in technological, operational management, policy, socio-economic, and environmental domains. Contributions come from 36 renowned organizations from 17 countries including 6 SMEs.

The IP will generate scientific innovations to improve the understanding of water stress from an integrated multi-sectoral perspective to support:

The IP adopts a Case Study stakeholder driven approach and is organised in three phases:

  1. Characterisation of selected reference sites and relative water stress problems
  2. Collaborative identification of preferred solution options
  3. Testing of solutions according to stakeholder interests and expectations

Website: http://www.aquastress.net/

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