IWRM-net Integrated Water Resource Management national & regional research programmes

Country: EU Projects
Start Date:   1/1/2006         Duration: 60 months         Project Type: Network
Contract Number: ERAC-CT-2005-026025
Organisation Type:  EC Project
Contaminated land-->funding
Water and sanitation-->Water and sanitation Overview
Water resources and their management -->Water resources and their management Overview
Project objectives:
IWRM-NET aims to implement new research activities at the national and regional    
levels related to Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) with a focus on    
the Water Framework Directive. 
Project Summary:
The 17 European partners currently involved in IWRM-NET are research programme    
managers and have agreed on what should be IWRM-NET by 2010.    
IWRM-NET is open to new research programme managers working at national or    
regional level and dealing with Integrated Water Resource Management issues.    
Information to join the IWRM-NET community.   
Main IWRM-NET activities are divided into seven workpackages (WP) and include :   
* The development of an appropriate Knowledge Management tool (WP1 lead by OIEau)    
* The analysis of research needs (short-term WP2 lead by SNIFFER and long-term WP3 lead by the MEDD)    
* The development of joint (WP2) and trans-national activities (WP4 lead by UBA-A & PTKA)    
* The intensive linking with related initiatives and actors (WP5 lead by RIZA)    
* The dissemination of the outcomes to the stakeholders (WP6 lead by EA).    
* The project management (WP7 lead by OIEau) 
Achieved Objectives:
Parts of the project initiation has been delayed to late 2006.  However, its first international workshop was held in London in January 2006. 
Product Descriptions:
WP1: The first version of KM tool specifications (detailing the functionalities of the tool) has been presented during a small scale workshop hold in Paris 
in June 2006. The participants were researchers, NGO, research programme managers, french water agencies and IWRM-NET partners. WP2: At the launch event the discussion groups considered the various issues of relevance for Integrated Water Resource Management. 5 discussion groups were set up with the following topics as a basis for discussion; Characterisation Ecological Objectives Pressures and Impact Assessment Social and Economic Issues Monitoring WP4 : Trans-national research activities The “Umweltbundesamt (Austria)” has - together with participants from “The Project Management Agency, Research Centre Karlsruhe (Germany)” and the “National Water Centre and Archives (Hungary)” - developed 2 different sets of questionnaires one to get an overview of forthcoming IWRM-related national programmes/calls that are supposed to participate within the project and another
to gather information on evaluation/dissemination procedures of relevant national programmes as well as information that are necessary to start pilot calls.
Additional Information:

Project Resources:
Funding Programme(s): 
EC Framework Programme 6
Link to Organisations:

Submitted by: EUGRIS Team Professor Paul Bardos  Who does what?  22/02/2007 11:11:00
Updated by: EUGRIS Team Professor Paul Bardos  Who does what?  22/02/2007 11:13:00