|Written by Hermann Klug|
|Tuesday, 14 October 2008|
Alp-Water-Scarce - Water Management Strategies against Water Scarcity in the Alps - is a European project funded by the Alpine Space programme under the European Territorial Cooperation 2007-2013. Alp-Water-Scarce started on the 1st of October 2008 and ends on the 30th of September 2011. It deals with developing water management strategies and an early warning system to prevent the Alps from water scarcity. Stakeholder are invited to join the network and contribute to the Stakeholder Interaction Forum. Major efforts are spend to request information by filling questionnaires (availabe in five languages) where problems and possible solutions concerning water scarcity can be express. Feedback on the results of the questionnaire survey and results from the project will be distributed when available.
The Lead Partner is the Mountain Institute, situated in Bourget du Lac, Savoy, Rhone-Alps and France. The Project Consortium is composed of 17 Project Partners from Austria (4), France (3), Italy (5), Slovenia (3), and Switzerland (2) including local governments, provinces, federal institutes and offices, universities, regional agencies, alpine societies, geological surveys, as well as chambers of agriculture and forestry.
Furthermore, the project is supported by 16 official observers. The number of organisations and persons interested in the project is constantly increasing. The aim is to involve the greatest number of stakeholders possible to give birth to a shared vision of how to act against water scarcity in the Alps.
Alp-Water-Scarce is organised in 8 closely linked work packages that guarantee a smooth workflow.
A Technical Committee consisting of 5 experts in the domain of hydrological monitoring and modelling ensure the comparability of the activities mainly concerning data integration, development of interfaces and modelling frameworks across the Alpine Space.
A project Advisory Board, consisting of 6 experts creates a close link between the scientific development of the project and the Stakeholder Interaction Forum.
Project Acronym: Alp-Water-Scarce
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