Climate change impacts on water and security in Southern Europe and neighbouring regions
A cluster of collaborative research projects under the 7th Framework Programme
The Mediterranean and neighbouring countries are already experiencing a broad range of natural and man-made threats to water security. According to climate projections, these regions are at risk for an even pronounced susceptibility to changes in the hydrological budget and extremes. These changes are expected to have strong impacts on the management of water resources as well as on key strategic sectors of regional economies and their macroeconomic implications. Such manifold developments bare a strong capacity to exacerbate tensions, and even intra-and inter-state conflict among the social,... political, ecological and economic actors. The clustering of projects can help push forward current understanding of the interactions of climate change impacts on ecological, economic and social components of human-environment systems. A multi-disciplinary approach is essential for advancing towards optimized regional solutions for water resources management under climate change.
- Corporate author(s): Directorate-General for Research and Innovation (European Commission) Themes: Conservation of resources, Environmental research
- Subject: climate change, environmental impact, environmental research, natural disaster, water management in agriculture, water resources
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