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EU Recommendations_final version

Experiences from WaterCAP - a water and climate cluster project: Recommendations towards EU water policy regarding climate change, supporting innovation and green growth in the North Sea Region.

Rosalie Franssen

on 22 January 2013

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Transcript of EU Recommendations_final version

European programs bring us closer to solutions for
climate change and
adaptive water
But more is needed! Cross sectoral partnerships are needed for innovative solutions:
make it more easy and stimulate private parties to become partners in INTERREG projects.

Stimulate the step towards implementation and upscaling of pilot projects: A cluster project like WaterCAP is a good example. Continue to support cluster projects.

The projects should be anchored on EU and national level. Integration between projects and public water management. But be aware of bureaucracy.

React in the next INTERREG program to the changing economical situation in Europe: Different governance structures appear.
Governments are forced to reduce the staff and purchase more external experts. Make these purchases possible in projects!

Changing social dynamics show more active individuals, such as farmers and citizens:
Create the possibility in INTERREG projects to receive and finance these key players in the region! INTERREG 5.0
recommendations Consider the complete value chain of an innovation,
and the implementation will follow!

Stimulate strategic partnerships and commitment in the triangle:
1) public partners,
2) knowledge institutes AND last but not least,
3) the private market.
This involvement of private companies could be stimulated with another financial structure in the INTERREG projects.

European finance is needed to reach the individual key players in the region:
Stimulate e.g. farmers to join projects and gain en implement knowledge in the field. Elements within
climate change adaptation WOW - stories Financial & Organizational Recommendations Data
gathering &
presentation Modelling Building with
eco systems solutions INTERREG
projects Other EU programs Public Private Partnerships:
Important catalytic role in implementation processes incorporate
complete value chain Conclusions & Discussion There is a need to support partnerships for innovation - including private partners
Integration of pilots in regional, national and EU water management
Implementation and upscaling of pilot projects is important! Now, projects stop at the end of the pilot
More focus on climate adaptation in existing programmes. Recommendations to policy
DATA Invest in improved data collection and monitoring in order to:
develop more reliable and timely forecast
reduce risks related to climate change impacts
e.g. shallow groundwater levels, runoff, flooding, sea level data etc.

Invest in integrated and adaptive water resource management:
with interacting top down (biophysical simulation models) and bottom up approaches (scenario development and group model building) to increase participation and commitment for adaptation strategies
in order to allow higher order learning processes:
double and triple loop learning
reframe and transform adaptation strategies
developing contexts and shaping actions Recommendations to policy
BUILDING with ESS Vision
WaterCAP "Climate change challenges to water will be handled proactively and in agreement with everyone affected
- Making the North Sea Region a better place to live in -
and creating possibilities for green growth, innovation and job creation" Land owners as water managers
Water sensing decision system: An answer to drought

Growing Coasts:
Building with Nature to prevent drowning areas

SkyTEM: Sampling geodata

Constructed Wetlands: A win-win solution!

Cradle 2 Cradle Islands:
adapt self-sustainable islands to climate change Water challenges in the
hydrological cycle Recommendations to policy
MODELLING see the format we made in Aarhus See format AARHUS Groundwater, surfacewater and ecological models are important tools in the decision making process for climate adaptation strategies: for knowledge transfer, visualization, and discussion purposes.

Make it a stronger tool:
Upgrade models with
scenario development Important aspects EU Framework Directives Improve coordinated implementation of directives between countries within river basins through:
Compatibility of data, criteria and indicators, in order to stimulate international cooperation and enhance efficiency
Share best practices between 'strong' and 'weak' countries, up- and downstream
Develop guidance documents on transnational implementation of directives
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