University of Oulu

GENESIS - Groundwater and dependent Ecosystems: NEw Scientific basIS on climate change and land-use impacts for the update of the EU Groundwater Directive (226536)

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Groundwater resources are facing increasing pressure from consumptive uses (irrigation, water supply, industry) and contamination by diffuse loading (e.g. agriculture) and point sources (e.g. industry). This cause major threat and risks to our most valuable water resource and on ecosystems dependent on groundwater. New information is need on how to better protect groundwaters and groundwater dependent ecosystems (GDE) from intensive land-use and climate change. The impacts of land-use changes and climate changes are difficult to separate as they partly result in similar changes in the ecosystems affected. The effects are highly interwoven and complex. The EU groundwater directive (GWD) and the water framework directive (WFD) provide means to protect groundwater (GW) aquifers from pollution and deterioration. At present, the maximum limits for groundwater pollutant concentrations have been set for nitrate and various pesticides. Also, water of sufficient quality and quantity should be provided to ecosystems dependent on groundwater. The European aquifers differ by their geology, climate, and threats to aquifers. This must be considered when general guidelines for management of these systems are developed. The concept of the present proposal is to base the research on different relevant aquifer sites in various European countries to test scientific issues and find new results to important problems. Seven WP are foreseen: WP1 Case studies on impacts and threats to GWs and GDEs WP2 Groundwater dynamics, re-charge and water balance WP3 Leaching to groundwater aquifers from different land-uses WP4 Groundwater dependent ecosystems: groundwater-surface water interaction WP5 Modelling processes in groundwater systems WP6 Concepts, scenarios and risk assessment WP7 Co-ordination
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Grant Number: 226536
Cordis Record Number: 92018
Project Start Date: 2009-04-01
Project End Date: 2014-03-31
Project Funder: EC/FP7/SP1/ENV
EC Special Clause: true
Datapilot: false
Open Access Mandate: true
Coordinator: Norwegian institute of Bioeconomy Research - NIBIO
Coordinator contact: Klöve, Björn
Coordinator EU Contribution: 1162453.2
EU Max Contribution: 6997200
Total Cost: 9170625.2
Participant: AKADEMIA GORNICZO-HUTNICZA IM. STANISLAWA STASZICA W KRAKOWIE
THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
SVEUCILISTE U ZAGREBU RUDARSKO-GEOLOSKO-NAFTNI FAKULTET
JOANNEUM RESEARCH FORSCHUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH
EIDGENOESSISCHE ANSTALT FUER WASSERVERSORGUNG ABWASSERREINIGUNG UND GEWAESSERSCHUTZ
HELMHOLTZ ZENTRUM MUENCHEN DEUTSCHES FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM FUER GESUNDHEIT UND UMWELT GMBH
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
UNIVERSITY OF DUNDEE
UNIVERSITATEA DIN BUCURESTI
HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUER UMWELTFORSCHUNG GMBH - UFZ
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
LULEA TEKNISKA UNIVERSITET
CHRISTIAN-ALBRECHTS-UNIVERSITAET ZU KIEL
UNIVERSITE DE NEUCHATEL
GIS-GEOINDUSTRY, s.r.o.
DEMOCRITUS UNIVERSITY OF THRACE
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
OULUN YLIOPISTO
IGEM Danismanlik Organizasyon Arastirma Ltd. Sti.
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA
POLITECHNIKA KRAKOWSKA
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE
SVERIGES METEOROLOGISKA OCH HYDROLOGISKA INSTITUT
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FERRARA
UNIVERSITA CATTOLICA DEL SACRO CUORE
ATHENS UNIVERSITY OF ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS - RESEARCH CENTER
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
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