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End-users

End-users fall in 7 groups – 3 local and 4 regional:


Waterworks and water consuming industries.

Deliverables:

  • Maps illustrating sustainable water abstraction and delineation of dynamic catchment areas,
  • Maps showing estimated climate effects on groundwater quality,
  • Maps illustrating effects of climate change on salt/freshwater boundaries in coastal areas,
  • Maps showing wells in low-lying areas with a risk of flooding.

Dissemination:

  • Meeting with waterworks in pilot areas presenting scenarios and giving recommendations
  • “Interactive work with board representing waterwork-associations and others within the environmental field (environmental board)
  • Handbook presenting the key-issues of the project.

Farmers and forest owners.

Deliverables

  • Maps of net precipitation in the investigated areas indicating need for a change in land use incl. drainage, crops and irrigation patterns,
  • Estimate changes in leakage of nutrients and pesticides from agricultural areas.
  • Delineation of flood risk areas and areas not suitable for cultivation in future due to rising water table.
  • Examples of new crops to be introduced.

Dissemination:

  • Interactive work with board representing farmers-/forest-associations (technical board).
  • Transnational climate/groundwater expert panel with expert in each partner country.


Private house owners in a broad sense/consulting engineers

Deliverables

  • Maps showing examples of predicted rise in ground water table, indicating e.g.:
    1. Flood risk areas
    2. Areas where changes in construction and sewage system practices may be needed,
    3. Improved conditions for geothermal energy (horizontal) due to higher energy content below water table

Dissemination:

  • Interactive work with technical board (engineers etc.) starting a process towards new engineering standards,


Municipalities/cities/ spatial planning authorities

Deliverables

  • Maps of flood risk areas as input to crisis management and flood defence plans
  • Recommendations to better practice in spatial planning/urban development,
  • Effects on drinking-water quality.

Dissemination:

  • 3-D geological visualization of scenario response in selected area
  • Conference/workshop in connection with the UN Climate Summit in Denmark 2009.


Regional and national end-users fall in 4 groups.


Regional authorities dealing with remediation of polluted sites

Deliverables

  • Scenarios and risk assessments on increasing leakage of pollutants due to increasing water flux through polluted sites.
  • An integrated hydrological model tool to quantify increasing expenditures to pump & treat remediation’s at old landfills and polluted sites
  • Development of new geophysical tools to describe and delineate contamination plumes
  • Scenarios on quality change of drainage water (to sea and wastewater treatment plants) from near coastal cities with many polluted sites

Dissemination:

  • New geophysical methods developed
  • 3-D visualization of scenarios in selected area delivered to planners and engineering companies through workshops and suggestions for new engineering standards,
  • Tools for optimizing investigations and clean-up actions (incl. presentation on web-site and in handbook)
  • Interactive work with technical board starting a process towards development of sustainable technical solutions to a more extreme future climate.


Authorities dealing with water management and protection of human and environmental health (Water Frame and Groundwater Directive).

Deliverables

  • Scenarios on future leaching of nutrients and pesticides from groundwater to rivers, lakes and the sea
  • Groundwater threshold values based on environmental objectives for dependent ecosystems and legitimate uses (according to the Water Framework and Groundwater directives)
  • Maps showing areas of particular exposure to increasing leakage (vulnerability maps)

Dissemination:

  • Input to wetland planning in form of maps
  • Recommendations for future threshold values to be elaborated with environmental board
  • Example of action plan for groundwater protection in at least one pilot area
  • Conference/workshop in connection with the UN Climate Summit in Denmark 2009,
  • Transnational climate/groundwater expert panel with experts in each partner country. Established during project period and continued after end of project


National institutes and ministries, European commission, European Environment Agency and advisory boards

Deliverables

  • Scenarios of future leaching of nutrients and pesticides from groundwater to rivers, lakes and the sea
  • Scenarios on future demand for irrigation and different kinds of land use
  • Groundwater threshold values for chemical status assessment according to the Groundwater Directive
  • Quantitative status assessment of groundwater and surface water according to the Groundwater Directive
  • Maps showing areas of particular exposure to increasing leakage (vulnerability maps)
  • Maps showing type areas with increasing flooding risk

Dissemination:

  • Recommendations for future groundwater threshold values in relation to planning in context of the Water framework Directive and the Ground water directive.
  • Conference/workshop in connection with the UN Climate Summit in Denmark 2009,
  • Transnational climate/groundwater expert panel with experts in each partner country. Established during project period and continued after end of project
  • Start a process towards revision of relevant legislation to adapt to future climate changes, - e.g. through interactive work with national climate boards (Danish climate board under establishment, PIK (Potsdam Institute for Climate Change Effects) etc.)


National associations of farmers, engineers, water works etc.

See description in section about local end users:

  • Private house owners in a broad sense/consulting engineers,
  • Waterworks and water consuming industries,
  • Farmers and forest owners

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