Funded by
  • European Commission - FP7
Duration 36 months from 01/01/2010 to 31/03/2013

Coordinating organizationTop
  • CMCC - Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change
CMCC Scientific LeaderTop CMCC Project managerTop DivisionTop General aimsTop

The WASSERMed project will analyse, in a multi-discipliary way, ongoing and future climate induced changes in hydrological budgets and extremes in southern Europe, North Africa and the Middle East under the frame of threats to national and human security.

CMCC RoleTop

CMCC is coordinator of the project (WP0 and WP1). Two CMCC divisions are involved in this project : Impacts on Agriculture, Forest and nature ecosystems (IAFENT) and Numerical Applications and Scenarios (ANS).
IAFENT works through the University of Sassari and the University of Tuscia on the macroeconomic effects of climate change and on the concept of “virtual waters” in WP3. IAFENT is also involved in the assessment of climate change impacts on agriculture and turism (WP4) and is responsible for the Sardinian Case Study (WP5).

ActivityTop
  • WASSERMed tightly cooperates with two other FP7 projects, CLICO and CLIMB, (WP0)
  • CMCC, as coordinator of the project, assures the correct outcome of the project and communication with the EU
  • Development of climate scenarios in selected regions of southern Europe and neighbouring countries at high resolution, by using a regional climate model i n order to provide detailed description of climate precipitation patterns even in complex orographic areas (ANS:WP2)
  • Development of a Global Water-Oriented CGE Model and use of this to assess changes in competitiveness, economic structure, trade flows and implicit trade in water (virtual water), originated by changes in water availability. (IAFENT – WP3)
  • Assessment of the potential impacts of irrigation technologies on water saving in the Mediterranean regions in order to determine elegible regions/crops for technological  solutions in future scenarios. (IAFENT – WP4)
  • IAFENT is responsible for the Sardinia Case Study and will participate in the assessment of the water balance for the region and ensure communication with the local stakeholders (IAFENT – WP5)
PartnersTop
  • CMCC - Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change
  • UNEXE - University of Exteter
  • CIHEAM IAMB - Centro Internazionale di Alti Studi Agronomici Mediterranei
  • CLU Srl
  • NTUA - National Technical University of Athens
  • UPM - Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
  • NCARE - National Center for Agricultural Research and Extension
  • PIK - Potsdam Institut für Klimafolgenforschung
  • IRD - Institut de Recherche pour le Développement
  • ECRINWRC - Environment and Climate Research Institute
  • INAT - Institut National Agronomique de Tunisie
  • FAUJ - Faculty of Agriculture, University of Jordan