Demonstration and validation of innovative methodology for regional climate change adaptation in the Mediterranean area
OCCC, CREAF, IPE, EURECAT, several universities and a lot of private industries and public institutions, which act as partners or stakeholders
Description of the project:
The LIFE MEDACC project aims to test some of the proposed measures in the Catalan Strategy for Climate Change Adaptation. Pilot actions will be designed, implemented and monitored at different sites in order to help quantify the effects (positive and negative) of applying adaptation measures. These actions will target the following sectors:
- Domestic and urban water use, where project work will investigate optimal water management processes – in terms of achieving water savings via ways that are efficient from an environmental, energy and social perspective;
- Agriculture, where the project will demonstrate the effectiveness of measures for reducing water stresses linked to agricultural consumption. This will include work with different crop varieties, irrigation systems and sustainable soil management techniques;
- Forests, where pilot actions will help to quantify the effects of forest management on the health of forests, water availability and the fire risk.
Moreover, the project will assess in detail the climate and land use change impacts and vulnerabilities of selected watersheds, diagnose and evaluate the adaptation measures that have been already applied in those watersheds, and propose a strategy for adapting those watersheds to climate change through the development of an action plan. Project outcomes will be widely disseminated throughout the Mediterranean, and beyond.
Dr. Robert Savé M.
Coordinator Viticulture and Enology
Plant Science Area
Torre Marimon, km 12.1; E-08140-Caldes de Montbui (Barcelona)
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