The aim of CLISWELN is to advance the provision of Climate Services (CS) for drought-related decision making, by using the water-energy-land nexus (WELN) to integrate the cross-sectoral links of drought-risk management with further synergistic co-benefits between the provision of climate services and long-term societal objectives like sustainable land planning, mitigation of CO2 emissions and other locally relevant policy targets connected with the Sustainable Development Goals.
CLISWELN will study case studies with conflicting water uses dealing with cities, regions and river basins that have specific drought-related vulnerabilities: large amounts of water used for bioenergy, suboptimal forest management compromising water availability downstream, and a vulnerable touristic sector operating in the dry season. CLISWELN will create and foster a meeting point for bringing together a variety of experiences, know-how and approaches from each case study, focusing on reduced risks, and on the economic and environmental benefits of considering CS from an integrated WELN perspective.
The specific task of GERICS is to co-develop a framework and a decision-support tool, based on regionally downscaled climate data, for policy makers that need to consider the WELN of increased droughts with energy consumption (e.g. groundwater pumping) and land management (e.g. forest management).
The project is coordinated by GERICS and is funded in the frame of the Horizon 2020 ERANET ERA4CS (European Research Area for Climate Services).
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