Work package 4

Adaptation, cross-sectoral water allocation and dissemination of the results (lead: NIVA)

In the last WP adaptation options for “future normal” and “future extreme” conditions will be identified and discussed and a decision support tool for arising water allocation conflicts will be developed. This work will be done in close cooperation with stakeholders, which promotes the dissemination of the project-results. WP 4 includes the following activities:

Activity 4.1: Integration of the project results in a GIS (Geographic Information System): The project results gained in WP 1, 2 and 3 will be stored in a GIS to serve as a basis for the discussion on adaptation options and for the development of a decision support tool (activity 4.2 and 4.3). Possible users of the GIS in water administration will be contacted to figure out their needs for a future use of the GIS.

Activity 4.2: Development of decision support tool for cross sectoral water-allocation: Under water scarcity the main problem is the allocation of the available water. Optimally all users would get enough water to cover their demand, if this is not possible all users should get a certain amount of water, so that the overall impact of the shortage to the society is minimized. We will apply a method, which is based on the Pressure-Impact Multi-Criteria Environmental Flow Analysis (PIMCEFA), but has to be refined for water scarce conditions. Urban and rural water user interests will be represented and future trends identified in WP 1-3 will be considered. The tool itself will be based on the software “Definite”. Results will be discuss with stakeholders in a workshop (in close cooperation with activity 4.3).

Activity 4.3: Outline and discuss adaptation options in close cooperation with stakeholders: The results gained in all WPs will be presented to stakeholders in a workshop, which also serves as dissemination workshop. Adaptation options will be discussed considering the impacts as well as the vulnerability aspects. Stakeholders will come from public administration on local, provincial and if necessary national level. Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) acting in the water sector will also be invited. A special focus will lie on the implementation of suggested adaptation measures (input from activity 2.4 and 3.4).

Sist oppdatert 09.02.2015