European projectsto protect freshwaterExperience from CLIWAT and WaterCAP Rolf Johnsen, Senior Consultant Central Denmark Region Rolf.firstname.lastname@example.org
Pilot areas CLIWAT Pilot area A: Belgische Middenkust, (B) Pilot area B: Zeeland (B + NL) Pilot area C: Terschelling and Northern Fryslan (NL) Pilot area D: Borkum (D) Pilot area E: Schleswig and Sdr. Jylland (D + DK) Pilot area F: Egebjerg (DK) Pilot area G: Aarhus river (DK)
Geological and groundwater modelling Modelling the Island Fõhr Groundwater level change 2070. The Island Als
Dissemination and end user involvement • Advice from boards in the 4 countries • Transnational board.
Urgent needs from stakeholders • Forecasts on new groundwater levels, flow patterns and recharge.- Locally. • Description of new innovative procedures and tools for mapping groundwater resources and vulnerability • Description of the uncertainties in climate and groundwater modelling • Description of the expected future groundwater quality, and potential risk of leaching of pollutants e.g nutrients and pesticides. • Description of risks of salinization of groundwater aquifers.
WaterCAP cluster project • Cluster sixprojects • All related to water and CC • Aim: • Learn • Find synergies • Approach Commision in Brussels • Give recommendations to InterReg VB
Back ground - Integrated knowledge CPA Sawa Aquarius C2CI CLIWAT DiPol
Key results • Overview of Climate adaptation in NSR- • synthesis report • Wow stories • Network in DG’s in Brussels
WOW stories • Land owners as water managers • Water sensing decision system: An answer to drought • Growing Coasts: Building with Nature to prevent flooded areas • SkyTEM: Sampling geodata • Constructed Wetlands: A win-win solution!
Water sensing system Irrigation Farmer
Learning WaterCAP • Built on the multibeneficial agenda: • Do not onlycreatvalue for nature but also: • Economy • Job creation • Innovation
Learning points - Continued The cost will be lower if we plan ahead: • Improve forecast and scenarios • Data availability for public • Design infrastructure to cope with increased rain • Built systems that lower the water consumption in e.g agriculture • Find win-win solutions across disciplines and sectors
Acknowledgement Amongothers: Jesper Bjergsted Pedersen, Aarhus University Rinke Van Veen, Province of Drenthe See also CLIWAT www.cliwat.eu. HESS specialissue on Climate adaptation and the WaterCAPwowstories and policy briefs. www.watercap-taskforce.eu