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CLIWASEC Cluster meeting

Water security in the Mediterranean region in the frame of Climate Change 

Faculty of Engineering - Cagliari

2nd February, 2011 

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The provisional programme foresees that the first two day will be devoted to the Joint Assembly of WASSERMed, CLIMB and of CLICO representatives at the Aula Magna of the Engineering Faculty at the University of Cagliari. (see the agenda)

The Joint Assembly will be followed by a Stakeholder Meeting, involving local actors, policy and decision‐makers, where the dissemination and stakeholder engagement concepts of the 3 projects will be discussed, as well as concerns and efforts of the local society towards the mitigation of security threats arising from climate change.

On February 3rd, stakeholder meetings will continue, to allow further involvement of local actors in the WASSERMed Case Study processes.


JOINT ASSEMBLY: On the 2nd of February 2011, partners from the clustered FP7 projects CLIMB, WASSERMed and CLICO will meet in Sardinia (Aula Magna of the Engineering Faculty at the University of Cagliari) to discuss on the impacts of Climate Change and the possible adaptation strategies.

The topic will be addressed from three different points of view, reflecting the structure of the three projects, aiming at forming a comprehensive representation of the Mediterranean region.
CLICO (Climate Change, Hydro-conflicts and Human Security) focuses on the political and social responses to the threat of water scarcity, while CLIMB (Climate Induced Changes on the Hydrology of Mediterranean Basins) focuses on scientific knowledge about current and future water availability in the Mediterranean. Both projects rely on Regional Climate Models (RCM) to obtain realistic projections of climate change, including an assessment of frequency and magnitude of extreme events.
WASSERMed focuses on the direct and indirect impacts of climate change on water availability, allocation and use in the Mediterranean area, highlighting implications in critical water use sectors: water services in urban areas, industry, agriculture, and tourism, and exploring economic implications of water scarcity at the local and the Mediterranean region scales.
All three projects draw insight on specific aspects of the issues faced through the analysis of Case studies in the Mediterranean region.

STAKEHOLDER MEETING: On the 3rd of February 2011, the Cluster participants will present their respective projects and discuss the Sardinia Case Studies. WASSERMed will outline the approach used to the local stakeholders, developing through their suggestions a conceptual framework, describing risks arising from climate change. The framework, which will serve as the basis for future modeling and identification of potential adaptation options, will incorporate changes in tourist flows, urban development and agricultural practices, as well as other factors that could increase the vulnerability of the local water system and the economy of the area. 


Agenda of the meeting

Wednesday, February 2nd 2011, 8.30 –  13.15

Stakeholder Conference

Aula magna - Faculty of Engineering

Via Marengo 2, Cagliari




                         Welcome addresses


Giovanni Melis, Rector of the University of Cagliari

Girogio Massacci, Dean of the Engineering Faculty

Martino Muntoni, Agris Sardegna


EU water directives, reception into Italian regulations, European initiatives related to water, Giuseppina Monacelli, ISPRA-Institute of Environmental Protection and research

                         The CLIWASEC-Cluster: Presentation of three European RTD-projects


The CLIWASEC Cluster, Ralf Ludwig, LMU


WASSERMed - Water Availability and Security in Southern Europe and the Mediterranean)

Prof. Dr. Roberto Roson, CMCC


CLICO - Climate Change, Hydro-conflicts and Human Security, Christos Zografos, UAB-ICTA


CLIMB-Climate Induced Changes on the Hydrology of Mediterranean Basins – Reducing Uncertainty and Quantifying Risk, Ralf Ludwig, LMU, Germany


Coffee Break  & Poster presentation

Sardinian regional authorities – Chairpersons: Roberto Deidda (UNICA), Donatella Spano (CMCC)


Maurizio Cittadini, Director Regional Agency of the Sardinian Hydrographic District

Alessio Satta, Director Conservatorie delle Coste

Roberto Meloni, Director Consorzio di Bonifica della Sardegna meridionale

                         Sardinian case studies in depth


The WASSERMed perspective


The CLIMB perspective

Towards a science-policy interface for the adaptation to climate change


Plenary discussion – Chairman: Dr. Christos Zografos (UAB-ICTA, Spain)

                         Press conference & Poster presentation


Press Conference + Poster session


Lunch (Ristorante “Terzo Tempo”, via Is Mirrionis

Wednesday, February 2nd

Cluster General Assembly

Aula Magna, Facoltà di Ingegneria

Via Marengo 2, 09123 Cagliari


-   Report on latest CLUSTER activities, Zografos, Roson, Ludwig

-   WASSERMed progress report

-   CLIMB progress report


Parallel session of Collaborating Work Packages including coffee break

-e.g. Data exchange, Hydrological Modeling, Climate Model, Downscaling, Socioeconomy, Stakeholder & Dissemination


Report from the parallel sessions


Wrap up, Next steps and Closing



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