T20 / NC-3

Water, water cycle

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Czech Republic
  • Europe
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Italy
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Czech Republic

Lukas Kacena
xylukas.kacena@tacr.czhttps://www.tacr.cz/index.php/en/yespossiblynoTechnology Agency of the Czech Republic, section for management of research



Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry
Jaana KaipainenJaana.Kaipainen@mmm.fihttp://mmm.fi/en/frontpageyespossiblyyesAt the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, the core task of research and development activities is to proactively produce knowledge, expertise and innovations to support decision-making, promote the competitiveness of economic activities and ensure the sustainable use of renewable natural resources. The Ministry’s research and development appropriation is used, in particular, to fund research, development and study projects that support planning, foresight, monitoring and impact assessment activities concerning policy measures and legislation. The Development Fund for Agriculture and Forestry (Makera) grants R&D funding for research activities that benefit the agri-food sector across a broad front. The main focus is on research concerning the sustainable development of the profitability and competitiveness of livelihoods. Makera also provides funding for research on reindeer husbandry, natural means of livelihood and development activities in the Skolt Sámi area and rural research and development projects.
Water cycles in connection to soil and movement of substancespossiblyantti.rehunen@ymparisto.fi


Ministry of Agriculture and Food
Marion BARDYmarion.bardy@agriculture.gouv.frhttp://www,agriculture.gouv.frunknownyesyesHow to manage the multifunctionality of agricultural soils, also takes into account in the decision making - transverse to several themes. What means of action / levers for actors managing agricultural ecosystems
quantity and quality, water availability for agriculture, groundwater recharge yes, already funded, currently fundingmc.dictor@brgm.fr


Romy Sasser.sasse@fz-juelich.dewww.ptj.deyeapossiblyno
PRIMA Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda Environmental and social changes are deeply affecting Euro-Mediterranean agro-food systems and water resources. Unsustainable agricultural practices, lack of water, over exploitation of natural resources, new lifestyle behaviours (diet, physical activity and socio-cultural) and low profitability of smallholders are challenging the sustainable and healthy development of the Region, with major impacts on our societies. http://4prima.org/sites/default/files/publication/PRIMA%20SRIA.pdfalready fundeduwe.ferber@stadtland.eu


Regione Emilia Romagna
Nicola Dall'Olionicola.dallolio@regione.emilia-romagna.itwww.regione.emilia-romagna.ityespossiblyyesRegione Emilia Romagna is interested in co-funding and being a partner of H2020 projects and other UE funding programme
Improve water efficiency in agriculture. Currently funding by RDP 2014-2020currently fundingmatteo.tabasso@siti.polito.it
Ministry of The Environment, Land protection and Sea
Laura D'Apriledaprile.laura@minambiente.itwww.minambiente.itNOnono
Interesting topic, already covered by funding lines at national level. www.minambiente.it/pagina/politiche-di-coesione-2014-2020-0already fundedmatteo.tabasso@siti.polito.it


implementation programme soil and subsurface
Leo Hamerlinck (via Linda Maring)linda.maring@deltares.nlhttps://www.bodemplus.nl/onderwerpen/bodem-ondergrond/bodemconvenant/thema/kennis/uitvragen/uitvraag-2017/aanbestedingsvormen/xxxpossiblypossiblyThis programme has budget untill (10 mln between 2017-2020) for soil and subsurface. They use the Dutch knowledge agenda soil and subsurface (which is the same as the dutch contribution to the INSPIRATION agenda) as leading research questions. They set out different calls (next call is on climate / rural area, nature / infrastructure or energy, max 150 KEUR, 50% cofininancing needed, deadline Nov 29 2017 ) They are open for collaboration in europe. how and on which topics is not specified yest. Probably theyw ant to arrange this via the Knowledge and Innovation Program Soil and Subsurface (also entered in this database)
outside our remitlinda.maring@deltares.nl



Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Maria MaiaMaria.Maia@fct.ptwww.fct.ptPermission for what?yesyes
possibly, already funded, currently fundingtpanago@ualg.pt
Center on Spatial and Organizational Dynamics
Thomas Panagopoulostpanago@ualg.pthttp://cieo.pt/mission.phpyespossiblyyes
outside our remittpanago@ualg.pt
António José Conde Buzio Sampaio Ramos
already funded, currently fundingtpanago@ualg.pt





IHOBE Basque Environment Agency
Ana Alzola +34 94 423.07.43ana.alzola@ihobe.euswww.ihobe.eusyes but only within the interested partiespossiblyyesIhobe is the public agency for environmental management of the Basque Country. As such the organization has limited funding capacity. However Ms Alzola has tried to reflect in her responses the potential interest of the Department of Environment of the Basque Government with respect to the SRA. She is willing to participate in an online match making / meeting in the medium term though.
very much interestedcurrently fundinggemma.garcia@tecnalia.com


The Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agrucultural Sciences and Spatial Planning
Elisabet Goranssonelisabet.goransson@formas.sewww.formas.seyespossiblypossiblyMay be a change of Contact person


Swiss National Science Foundation SNSF
c/o Marco Pützmarco.puetz@wsl.chwww.snf.chnonono
Swiss Federal Office for the Environment FOEN
c/o Marco Pützmarco.puetz@wsl.chwww.bafu.admin.chnonono

United Kingdom

The delivery of the water demanded by society will become more stable and resilient to environmental and societal change, which will contribute to more safe, sustainable and healthy societies.

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  • For endusers
  • For researchers
  • For citizens
Funding research on the dynamics of the soil-water-sediment system and how to manage the water cycle as influenced by land use, land use changes and climate, will contribute to securing the delivery of sufficient and clean water to meet societal water demands.
End users of water will benefit from research on the consequences of land management on the delivery of water to meet societal demands, since it will contribute to a stable and continuous delivery of sufficient and clean water to all stakeholders in society.
Researching water issues from a natural capital perspective will contribute to innovations in water extraction, treatment, distribution and consumption, to reduce its environmental impacts and improve its sustainability. The expense and scale of traditional engineering infrastructure approaches in the water sector may be reduced by addressing the root causes of threats through natural capital solutions (such as ecosystem restoration). incorporation of natural capital will innovate decision-making and risk management approaches.
Research on the natural capital of water will contribute to SDG 6: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.

Depending on climate and landscape conditions, the hydrological cycle that connects soil, surface water, groundwater, seas and oceans, and atmosphere, provides society with water. Disturbance of landscapes, i.e. soil sealing, limited river bank infiltration and soil compaction, may interrupt the water cycle and alter the delivery of water, both in terms of quality and quantity. As a consequence of climate change, parts of Europe may be subject to severe water shortages or surpluses, which will affect agricultural productivity and livebility of cities.

The hydrological cycle between soil, surface water, groundwater and atmosphere largely relies on an undisturbed landscape. Sealing of soil surfaces, limited river bank infiltration, soil compaction, etc. can interrupt the water cycle and impede the water quality. As a consequence of climatic change parts of Europe may be subject to severe water shortages or surpluses. Both will affect agricultural productivity. In coastal zones a lowering of the groundwater table might enhance the salt water intrusion into the groundwater. In inland areas, an enhanced irrigation and evaporation may lead to a salinization of the agricultural soils.

Activities: knowledge transfer, knowledge creation, demonstration, training and education, survey and monitoring, networking

Goals: No poverty, Zero hunger, Good health Quality, Education, Gender equality, Clean water & sanitation, Affodable and clean energy, Decent work and economic growth, Industry innovation and infrastructure, Reduced inequalities, Sustainable cities and communities, Responsible consumption, Climate action, Life below water, Life on land, Peace and justive, Partnership for the goals

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